Honkai Star Rail release date speculation and beta

We might not know the Honkai Star Rail release date just yet, but a closed Honkai Star Rail beta has begun - sign up now to get access to this exciting new JRPG

Honkai Star Rail release date; beta shot of Dan Heng

Attention all Honkai Impact 3rd players, or Hoyoverse fans in general, a new game is on the way. Honkai Star Rail’s release date might be unknown as of now, but the title serves as a sequel to Honkai Impact. As such, it’s safe to assume that it’s a JRPG, making it the third major title by Hoyoverse, behind its predecessor and Genshin Impact.

Given that Hoyoverse has just confirmed the game, it’s safe to say that the Honkai Star Rail release date is some time away. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t look at the Honkai Star Rail beta to find out further information. Hoyoverse officially unveiled the game as part of the Starfire Sonorant concert, which took place as part of the 3rd-anniversary celebration for Honkai Impact 3rd.

Honkai Star Rail has turn-based combat and will likely feature an open-world, an expansive one at that if Honkai Impact 3rd and Genshin Impact are anything to go by. The latter of which continues to grow, with new areas and characters becoming available as part of fresh Genshin Impact updates. To learn more, we recommend you check out our Honkai Star Rail characters guide when you’re done here.

Honkai Star Rail’s release date speculation

The short answer is that we don’t know the release date yet, though we do hope to see it towards the end of this year. However, you can sign up for the current closed beta to give it a try before release.

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When is the Honkai Star Rail beta?

The first closed Honkai Star Rail beta was available to iPhone users only, and has since closed. Luckily, Hoyoverse has now announced a fresh, cross-platform beta which you can sign up for right now through the official website. Watch the new closed beta trailer below to find out more.

While sign-ups are now open (as of April 28, 2022), Hoyoverse is yet to announce the launch date for the beta. However, we can expect to find out more sometime in May. To keep up to date, be sure to bookmark this page, and follow @HonkaiStarRail on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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If you’re yet to play Honkai Impact 3rd, but would like to try it out before the release of Honkai Star Rail, make sure you check out our Honkai Impact characters guide. We also have a Honkai Impact codes list if you fancy some freebies. Or, you could look at our picks for the best mobile RPGs if you fancy something different.