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How to help Honkai Star Rail’s Hinkel

Up, up, down, down, left, right... Find out the answer to Honkai Star Rail Hinkel's test in this handy guide, so you know exactly when to flip the spectrometer.

Honkai Star Rail Hinkel - March 7th standing by the console that Hinkel asks you to operate

During the Moment of Peace trailblaze mission on the Herta space station, you take on a quest to ‘search for researchers that need help’, which leads you right to Honkai Star Rail’s Hinkel, who has quite the conundrum for you. Well, not really – it’s just a bit of a memory sequence. But don’t worry, we’re not here to judge your memory capacity, we’re merely here to help you nail that mini Konami Code-style puzzle.

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What’s the answer to Honkai Star Rail Hinkel’s puzzle?

When you offer to help Honkai Star Rail’s Hinkel, she gives you the following tips:

  • Up is the spectrometer
  • Down is the filter
  • Left is the reference level
  • Right is the attenuator

She then asks you to turn on the spectrometer, then the attenuator, then finally output the signal to the filter.

Therefore, the answer to Honkai Star Rail Hinkel’s puzzle is up, right, down. Of course, don’t worry if you didn’t get it the first time, Hinkel is a patient gal. Just try again with the correct sequence and there you go!

After that, Hinkel asks if you can go and check on Abraham, who is usually in charge of this procedure but hasn’t made it back from the storage room just yet. Luckily, the quest marker leads you right to Abraham. After that, you just need to report back to Honkai Star Rail’s Asta, then you’re on your way to the next trailblaze mission.

That’s all you need to know when it comes to Honkai Star Rail Hinkel’s answers. For more HSR help, check out our Honkai Star Rail dailies and Honkai Star Rail warp trotter guides. Or, to return to the familiar land of Teyvat, head over to our Genshin Impact tier list, Genshin Impact codes, and Genshin Impact banner guides.