Honkai: Star Rail is out now and available now on a multitude of platforms. See below to learn more about the game and where you can play it. Please note that you need to create an official MiHoYo account in order to access the game.
What is Honkai: Star Rail?
Honkai: Star Rail is a new free-to-play turn-based role-playing game featuring gacha elements from the masterminds behind Genshin Impact. This highly anticipated science fiction fantasy experience from MiHoYo was officially released on April 26, 2023, after multiple successful closed beta tests. It is the 4th installment in the Honkai series and features many characters from Honkai Impact 3rd and gameplay elements from Genshin Impact.
You take control of a character known as the Trailblazer, who joins the crew members of the Astral Express, a magical train capable of traversing the galaxies, on an epic space adventure. The story takes place after the events of Impact 3rd, but you don’t need to have played through the previous game to understand the narrative in this one. The narrative revolves around you searching for answers and explanations after a mysterious device that grants you the immense power of destruction is implanted inside you.
As of Version 1.0, Honkai: Star Rail is only available on phones and PC through MiHoYo’s own client or the Epic Games Store. The game is available to download now for free via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for mobile devices. If you’re wondering if the game is playable on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch consoles, the answer is no.
Thankfully there is shared cross-progression across all platforms as your save data is tied to your MiHoYo account. This means you can play on your mobile device and then continue where you left off on your PC. So whenever the game releases on PlayStation consoles, you won’t need to start over.
Be sure to check out our other guides on warping and getting all the free characters featured in the game. We’ll be sure to keep up to date with all the newest updates regarding Honkai: Star Rail.