Genshin Impact adds Klee, Sparkling Steps Banner in Oct 20 update - Dexerto

Genshin Impact adds Klee, new Sparkling Steps Banner in Oct 20 update

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:49 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 13:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Genshin Impact has added a new five-star character, Klee, to its ever-growing roster in the smash-hit title’s Oct. 20 update, alongside a new Sparkling Steps Banner which will let you unlock the fiery Spark Knight.

The bombastic new pyromancer has been teased since the game first launched around the world. In fact, some players have already been able to play around with Klee ⁠— the five-star Pyro child was available in the closed beta for a limited time.

The Sparkling Steps Banner ⁠— which will give players access to Klee ⁠— will be available from Tuesday, October 20.

It replaces the Ballad of Goblets Banner in the latest Genshin Impact update.

How to unlock Klee

Dexerto expects Klee will be unlockable in a similar fashion to the last Genshin Impact character available in a banner, Venti. Like the previous character, every five-star pull in the Sparkling Steps banner should have a 50% chance of being Klee.

If you don’t get Klee in your first five-star pull, she will be guaranteed in the second.

The Sparkling Steps banner also comes with a ‘90-pull mercy,’ meaning every 90 pulls in the banner must contain a five-star pull. You should get Klee within 180 wishes.

The Klee banner will also contain an increased chance at four-star Genshin Impact characters. That means you can pull Xingqiu, Noelle, or Sucrose from the new Sparkling Steps banner at a 50% chance across your bundle of wishes.

Klee will be an explosive addition to the Genshin Impact roster.
Klee will be an explosive addition to the Genshin Impact roster.

Klee talents

The latest Genshin Impact character is a little different from other mages; Klee’s basic attacks throw pyro bombs, and deliver fire lasers to the area if used correctly.

The Spark Knight’s primary ability is also a bomb-throwing ability. This thrown explosive will bounce, explode, and leave behind fire mines. Her ultimate ability is simpler; she rains fire lasers down on enemies for a short time.

Normal Attack: Kaboom!

Normal Attack

Throws things that go boom when they hit things! Perform up to 3 explosive attacks, dealing area of effect Pyro damage.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina and deals area of effect Pyro damage to enemies after a short casting time.

Plunging Attack

Gathering the power of Pyro, Klee plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all enemies in her path. Deals area of effect Pyro damage upon impact with the ground.

Elemental Skill: Jumpty Dumpty

When thrown, Jumpy Dumpty bounces thrice, igniting, and dealing area of effect pyro damage. On the third bounce, the bomb splits into many mines. The mines will explode upon contact with enemies, or after a short period of time, dealing area of effect Pyro damage.

Starts with 2 charges.

Get used to seeing plenty of explosions when Klee is around.
Get used to seeing plenty of explosions when Klee is around.

Element Burst: Sparks ‘n’ Splash

For the duration of this ability, continuously summons Sparks ‘n’ Splash to attack nearby enemies, dealing area of effect Pyro damage.

Passive Talents

Pounding Surprise

When Jumpy Dumpty and Normal Attacks deal damage, Klee has a 50% chance to obtain an Explosive Spark. This Explosive Spark is consumed by the next Charged Attack, which costs no Stamina and deals 50% increased damage.

Sparkling Burst

When Klee’s Charged Attack results in a CRIT, all party members gain 2 Elemental Energy.

All Of My Treasures!

Displays the location of nearby resources unique to Mondstadt on the mini-map.

Klee will be available all the way until Genshin Impact update 1.1.
Klee will be available all the way until Genshin Impact update 1.1.

The release of the Oct. 20 update means Genshin Impact players can no longer pull Venti from any Wishes as well. This will likely be the case with Klee too, considering MiHoYo‘s plan for update 1.1 will see the patch arrive on November 11.

Still trying to find your feet in Genshin Impact since it was released? We’ve put together a list of the five characters you should be using in the early game.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War leaderboard bug completely crashes the game

Published: 17/Nov/2020 16:01

by Jacob Hale


A bug in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is causing the game to crash if players attempt to look at their leaderboards.

For many players, leaderboards are incredibly important: they let you see how you rank against your friends and the wider Call of Duty playerbase, comparing stats and seeing where you excel or where you could improve.

So, if you have attempted to take a look at your own or a friend’s stats in Black Ops Cold War, you’ve likely encountered some bugs, including your game crashing completely.

Here’s what we know so far, and how you can see your stats without leaderboards.

black ops cold war grenade launcher
Black Ops Cold War has already racked up a huge playerbase, as expected — but there are some issues.

Leaderboards crashing Black Ops Cold War

In some cases, players are reporting that the leaderboards are simply showing nothing — no friends or global leaderboards, instead just an empty screen with no data.

Obviously, this is frustrating, but you could expect that before long, it will start to be a populated list that properly follows developments in players’ CoD careers as they play.

However, some players are reporting that the issue is far bigger than simply a leaderboard with no information, and it’s actually causing players’ games to crash when attempting to access them.

Black Ops Cold War leaderboards crash
Leaderboards are causing games to crash.

How to view Black Ops Cold War leaderboards

Of course, there are some solutions for players to take advantage of while waiting for leaderboard issues to subside.

The first is the Call of Duty Companion App, in which you can sign in to your Activision account and track your and your friends’ performances.

Alternatively, you can use Tracker Network, which compiles all of your data across multiple games, including Black Ops Cold War. All you have to do is put in your username or Activision ID and it will return a bunch of stats, sometimes even more in-depth than even those you can get in-game.

So, while leaderboards are off-limits and potentially game-breaking, your best bet is to avoid them and take advantage of one of the available alternatives.