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Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date and time, banners, and events

The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date brings with it new banners featuring fan favorites Kafka and Blade, as well as new events, story developments, and more.

Imbibitor Lunae, the High Elder of the Luofu and Dan Heng's draconic true form revealed in the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date, stares in shock at an unseen foe.

When is the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date? The Astral Express continues its trailblazing expedition across the universe in the upcoming patch for Hoyoverse’s gacha game. With plenty of new content on the cards, including new banners, events, and missions, you might be wondering exactly what you can expect after you’ve exhausted all the content from 1.1. Strap in tight, because we’ve got all the answers.

Prepare for the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release time by kitting your favorite characters out with our best builds, so you can take on everything the latest story developments can throw at you. There’s also a variety of free rewards up for grabs in the latest web event, which is sure to serve you well as we head into the latest update. All that being said, here’s everything coming to Honkai Star Rail following the 1.2 release date.

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Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release time

The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release time is Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 20:00 PT/ 23:00 ET / 04:00 BST / 05:00 CET / 13:00 AEDT.

The anime game runs on the same six-week rotation as Genshin Impact, confirmed by the gap between the Honkai Star Rail release date and its initial 1.1 update.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 livestream

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The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 ‘Even Immortality Ends’ Special Program aired on July 8, 2023, and can be viewed on the official YouTube and Twitch channel. It included additional details about the upcoming patch, as well as limited-time Honkai Star Rail codes.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners

The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners feature five-star characters Blade and Kafka. Four-star character Luka is scheduled to appear alongside Kafka in the second phase of 1.2’s banner schedule.

Alongside these newcomers, Honkai Star Rail banners also include up to three characters from the standard pool. The first phase includes increased drop-rates for Arlan, Sushang, and Natasha, while the second phase features Sampo and Serval.

Phantylia the Undying, Lord Ravager of the Antimatter Legion and the major boss in the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date, rests her head lazily on her hand as she towers above the Trailblazers.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 story

The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date is also set to continue the RPG game’s Trailblaze missions, bringing the Xianzhou Luofu storyline to a close. With a whole host of bosses to defeat, including the Malefic Ape, The Ascended, and even the Cloud Knight’s own stalwart lieutenant Yanqing, this arc is set to culminate in an explosive showdown against a major boss: Phantylia the Undying, Lord Ravager of the Antimatter Legion. What’s more, we’ve also seen a glimpse or two of Dan Heng’s unprecedented transformation into Imbibitor Lunae, the High Elder of the Luofu and bearer of the Azure Dragon’s legacy.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 events

The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 livestream also offered us a sneak preview of the upcoming events scheduled for the next update.

The Underground Treasure Hunt, one of the many events scheduled following the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date, depicted as a board of cards turned face-down, as the player progresses across it.

Underground Treasure Hunt

While the bulk of Honkai Star Rail 1.2 takes place aboard the Xianzhou Luofu, the Trailblaze crew are scheduled to return to Belobog’s Underworld in order to take part in the Underground Treasure Hunt – a series of limited-time challenges to uncover lost Honkai Star Rail relics. These challenges consist of flipping cards on a board to uncover various resources. These resources can grant special buffs and temporary stat bonuses to assist you during the Underground Treasure Hunt’s random combat encounters.

You also have the chance to encounter various characters as you progress, which then become optional trial units that you can recruit to your team. Alongside the usual event rewards, completing Underground Treasure Hunt will bestow the ultra-rare Self-Modeling Resin, which you can use to synthesize relics to your preferred specifications, making the Underground Treasure Hunt an unmissable event.

Simulated Universe World Seven

The Abundant Ebon Deer boss fight is making a return in Herta’s Simulated Universe, so be sure to start gathering the latest light cones for your Fire, Ice, and Quantum characters – check our Honkai Star Rail tier list if you’re unsure which characters you should prioritize ahead of the update.

The Voyage of Navis Astriger

The Forgotten Hall challenge mode will also be receiving an update to incorporate additional stages for the Xianzhou Luofu. Currently, the Forgotten Hall’s 15 floors terminate in the showdown against Cocolia at the culmination of the Belobog storyline, before proceeding into the Memory of Chaos. The 1.2 update includes an additional 15 floors, giving you the opportunity to revisit the more memorable combat challenges in the Xianzhou storyline.

Now that you know what to expect on the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date, start farming Stellar Jade and so you can maximize your chances to pull the latest and greatest characters from Warps. Check out our Honkai Star Rail review for details on our own interstellar expedition across the stars, as well as its Steam Deck compatibility if you like the idea of battling the Antimatter Legion on the go.