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. In the September TGS Hoyoverse Special program, we were treated to plenty of gameplay footage, as well as a hint of a new Honkai Star Rail character. You can check out the fresh trailer below.

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When is the Honkai Star Rail beta?

The first closed Honkai Star Rail beta was available to iPhone users only, but a second closed beta was held back in May 2022 for multiple platforms. Unfortunately, the betas have now closed, but you can bookmark this page, follow the official Honkai Star Rail Twitter, and sign up for email notifications on the official Honkai Star Rail website to be notified when any new info comes out.

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If you’re yet to play Honkai Impact 3rd, and 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.