Honkai Star Rail beta sign up and start date

Eager to try out Hoyoverse's upcoming open world, turn-based RPG? Sadly, the Honkai Star Rail beta sign ups are now closed, but the start date is on the horizon

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The Honkai Star Rail beta is on the horizon, and those of you who managed to snag a place 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.

Unfortunately, sign ups for the second Honkai Star Rail beta are now closed. If you managed to get access, we now have a confirmed date for when the beta officially launches, and some info on what features you can expect from the closed beta. If a new beta is announced in the future, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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.

Honkai Star Rail beta character sipping tea with an explosion in the background

How do I sign up for the Honkai Star Rail beta?

The sign-up period for the current Honkai Star Rail beta has now ended. If you were selected to participate, you should have received an email from Hoyoverse on May 18, 2022, with a follow up email telling you how to download it and get started on May 24.

We’ll be sure to update this guide if another Honkai Star Rail beta is announced. Keep an eye out for our upcoming preview to find out more about this epic title!

When is the Honkai Star Rail beta?

As of May 25 at 10:00 (UTC+8), the Honkai Star Rail beta has officially launched – and we’re already absolutely loving it! We hope you have just as much fun surfing the rails, Trailblazers.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming Honkai Star Rail preview.

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. Good luck getting in – we hope to see you on the Astral Express soon. In the meantime, check out our list of games like Genshin Impact to keep you busy while you wait.