Ultimately, Genshin Impact players will finally see the introduction of a new playful character, the first of many who will no doubt arrive in the game in the coming weeks, months and years.
As expected, that character is Klee, who is in beta, and who you can “try” on a mission in the Adventure Rank 32 story, but not really in the game until now. That will change.
Last night miHoYo announced that Klee will be coming to a new “banner”; event to replace Venti. In gacha terms, that’s just code for introducing a new character that players can spend earned or paid money to try to “pull.” And Klee is a 5 star character, meaning the drop rates are very low.
There is a bit of confusion about when exactly it will start. Genshin’s tweet says it will be October 20, 18:00 server time. If the “server time” is for China, then 6 AM ET on Tuesday. And yet the Venti banner will expire later tonight at 7 PM ET. So either there will be a stretch of a day and a half or more without a featured banner, or we will not interpret the time / date correctly.
If the Klee banner works the same way as the Venti banner, the possibilities are:
A 0.6% chance of pulling a 5 star character. And then a 50% chance that the 5 stars will be Klee as opposed to one another. But after 90 attempts, a 5 star character is guaranteed. You do not want to know how much the 90 attempts cost.
Past Klee, however, some players are excited about the other 4 star “rated up” characters, as there are three existing heroes that make up 50% of all 4 star draws. They are:
- Noelle (Geo, Claymore)
- Sucrose (Anemo, Catalyst)
- Xinqiu (Hydro, Sword)
Some players are particularly looking forward to capturing the underrated Sucrose, and their point is not only to land these heroes, but also to land duplicates to rank their constellations and open more powers for them. These three are replacing Barbara, Fischl and Xiangling, which I would criticize to be more useful in general, but I got a lot of value in each at this point. And I was able to get Venti.
Again, we do not know exactly when it will start. Check back at 7 PM ET to see if it can be live when the Venti banner expires, but if not, it seems like Monday or Tuesday maybe. This banner is likely to last up to 1.1 patches in November, and we’ll get a new one after that. Get to grinding. Or spending, I suppose.
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