HoYoverse, the game studio behind Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd, is gearing up to release Honkai: Star Rail, a new space fantasy RPG. And, despite the fact that they are set in the same universe, it is not a sequel to Honkai Impact 3rd.
Unlike Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based strategy RPG title with no multiplayer or co-op mode.
When will Honkai: Star Rail be released?
Honkai: Star Rail is currently available for download from the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, their official website, and the Epic Games Store. However, the game will be playable on April 26. Here are the release times for different countries:
- Japan: Wednesday, 26th April, 11am (JST)
- India: Wednesday, 26th April, 7:30am (IST)
- Australia: Wednesday, 26th April, 2pm (AEST)
- Europe: Wednesday, 26th April, 4am (CEST)
- UK: Wednesday, 26th April, 3am (BST)
- East Coast US: Tuesday, 25th April, 10pm (EDT)
- Central US: Tuesday, 25th April, 9pm (CDT)
- West Coast US: Tuesday, 25th April, 7pm (PDT)
Is Honkai: Star Rail like Genshin Impact?
While Honkai: Star Rail shares some similarities with Genshin Impact, such as character development and gacha mechanics, the two are diametrically opposed in that the latter focuses on open-world exploration and combat, whereas Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based strategy RPG title.
Does Honkai: Star Rail have multiplayer and co-op?
Unfortunately. Honkai: Star Rail will not have multiplayer or co-op features, unlike Genshin Impact, where players can roam around the open world with their friends and team up to battle enemies. You can only add other players as friends to assist them with content.
Is Honkai: Star Rail open world?
Short answer, Yes. Long answer, Honkai: Star Rail, like Genshin Impact, allows players to navigate to any part of the map they want, but it is limited in its exploration of different maps and areas. The game truly provides a semi-open world experience.
Is Honkai: Star Rail Free-to-Play (F2P) Friendly?
Honkai: Star Rail is nearly identical to Genshin, and since it lacks PvP, there’s no reason to say it’s not F2P friendly, unless some content locks you out, which they never do.
As for the characters that you can get for free, HoYoverse provided eight Honkai: Star Rail characters for free in the final closed beta. Trailblazer, Dan Heng, March 7th, Serval, Natasha, Asta, Qingque, and Herta are among them.
What are the Honkai: Star Rail pre-registration rewards?
While you wait for Honkai: Star Rail to be released, you should pre-register for it to receive some very useful in-game rewards.
More rewards become available as pre-registrations reach certain milestones, so here are the Honkai: Star Rail pre-registration rewards you receive for each sign-up milestone:
- 500,000 pre-registrations – 50,000 Credits.
- 1 million pre-registrations – x3 Star Rail Passes.
- 2 million pre-registrations – Avatar (Trailblazer Welcome).
- 3.5 million pre-registrations – Serval, a 4-Star Lighting character of The Erudition Path.
- 5 million pre-registrations – x15 Star Rail Passes.
Furthermore, If the game’s official channels reach 2.5 million social media followers, 50,000 Credits and two Star Rail Passes will be awarded.
Is Honkai: Star Rail a gacha game?
Despite the fact that it is free to play, Honkai: Star Rail is a gacha game in which players must rely on their luck. Similar to Genshin Impact, the developers expect Stellar Jades (similar to Primogens) to generate revenue, which can be used to pull characters in the Character Banners or recharge Trailblazer Power.
Which platforms is Honkai: Star Rail available on?
Honkai: Star Rail is available to download for free on Android, iOS, and PC. A PlayStation version of the game is also in the works, but HoYoverse has yet to reveal when it will be released.
Honkai: Star Rail minimum system requirements
To play the game on a PC, you’ll need at least 6 GB of RAM, Windows 7 64-bit, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 650, and an Intel Core i3 processor. PC users will also require at least 20 GB of free space, with the game taking up around 12 GB.
When it comes to Android, the game runs smoothly on devices with 4GB of RAM and a chipset newer than the Snapdragon 835, Dimension 720, or Kirin 810, and it requires at least 8..5 GB of free space.
The minimum system requirements for Apple devices are iPhone 8 Plus, iPad with A10 or newer chipset, and iOS 10 or later. The game is approximately 8 GB in size and 9 GB for iOS users.
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