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Honkai Star Rail beta

Eager to try out Hoyoverse's upcoming open world, turn-based RPG? The third and final Honkai Star Rail closed beta allowed us a pre-release peek at the game

Honkai Star Rail beta: Honkai Star Rail's March 7th taking a selfie on her phone in front of a table full of characters eating a 2023 new years cake.

The Honkai Star Rail beta is on the horizon, and those of you who manage to snag a place for this third and final closed beta are about to gain access to a taste of Hoyoverse’s greatly anticipated turn-based, open-world RPG. If you’re a fan of Honkai Impact 3rd or Genshin Impact, it’s likely you’re just as excited about this title as we are, so you won’t want to miss this.

To keep on top of all the latest Honkai Star Rail news, check out our Honkai Star Rail release date and Honkai Star Rail characters guides. We also have plenty of guides to help you in Hoyoverse’s other hit title, including our Genshin Impact tier list, Genshin Impact codes, and more.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Honkai Star Rail beta.

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When is the Honkai Star Rail beta?

The final closed beta for Honkai Star Rail is now finished, but good news – the official release date is set for April 26, 2023!

What is Honkai Star Rail?

Honkai Star Rail is an upcoming, turn-based, open-world RPG by Hoyoverse and set in the Honkai universe. Board the astral rail and travel across a variety of unique worlds, each filled with heaps of exciting adventures and surprises. Combining elements of myth and legend with a space setting and sci-fi plot, the journey you embark on invites you to meet new companions along with familiar faces from the previous entries, as you resolve conflicts and unravel the mysteries of this new world.

The gameplay features newcomer-friendly, strategic turn-based combat, huge maps to explore, mazes and puzzles to solve, and a strong narrative to dive into. Check out the beta trailer below to find out more.

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What are the system requirements for the Honkai Star Rail beta?

Unlike the previous beta which was only available on iOS, the new beta supports PC, Android, and iOS platforms. In order to enjoy a smooth testing experience, Hoyoverse recommends the following specifications or higher.

  • PC: Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 8 GB of RAM, discrete graphics card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
  • Android: Snapdragon 865, Kirin 9000
  • iOS (iPhone): iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus. Must be iOS 12 or higher
  • iOS (iPad): iPad with Apple A12 processor or better (October 2018 model or later). Must be iOS 12 or higher

macOS is currently not supported.

Note that gaining access to the Honkai Star Rail beta only allows one device per platform for each account. If you’ve started your new adventure, don’t log in on another device or update your device throughout the duration of the beta or your account will be banned by Hoyoverse.

That’s everything we know about the Honkai Star Rail beta at the moment. In the meantime, check out our list of games like Genshin Impact to keep you busy while you wait.

Take the Honkai Star Rail beta system requirements test over on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question… Can I run Honkai Star Rail?