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Genshin Impact 1.6: When is it Expected to Release?

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Many players are looking forward to the Genshin Impact 1.6 patch, which is expected to release during the summer.

In the most recent 1.5 patch, Genshin Impact added several highly desired features, including a customizable housing system, two new artifact sets, and a new weekly boss. Zhongli also reappeared in a rerun banner, giving many players who missed out on him a chance to obtain this extremely powerful character.

Genshin Impact Patch 1.5 Zhongli promotional artwork
Genshin 1.5 Zhongli promotional artwork / Photo courtesy of miHoYo

Genshin Impact 1.6: When is it Expected to Release?

miHoYo has stated that Genshin Impact patches will happen in a six-week cycle, and that seems to be the pattern they are sticking to so far. The last patch, 1.5, arrived on April 28, 2021. If miHoYo continues its six-week patch cycle, then we can expect Patch 1.6 to arrive on June 9, 2021.

Genshin Impact's 1.6 patch is expected to contain many exciting additions to the game, including a potential glimpse of the game's third region, Inazuma. During the livestream miHoYo hosted announcing Patch 1.5, six beautiful pieces of concept art for the Inazuma region were released, teasing at new locations to come.

Genshin Impact Inazuma region concept art
Inazuma concept art / Photo courtesy of miHoYo

The teases show that miHoYo is actively working on the new region, although whether it will be slated to release in the 1.6 patch is yet unknown.

The 1.6 patch is also expected to contain some long-awaited changes to Electro elemental reactions and Elemental Mastery, as outlined in the most recent Developers Discussion. Because balance changes are rare in Genshin Impact, many players are excited to see the changes this may bring to the strength of different characters.

Based on what we have been told so far, there is good reason to have high expectations for the Genshin Impact 1.6 patch. Players should look forward to new features, new events, and even a chance at new locations to explore.