Honkai Star Rail next banner and 1.0 banner

Our up-to-date banner schedule outlines all the characters you can expect to pull from the current and next banner in Honkai Star Rail.

Honkai Star Rail banner: a red-haired anime woman holding a book up.

What is the current and next Honkai Star Rail banner? If you want to acquire the best five-star characters for your team, then wishing on banners is your best bet. Banners rotate on a regular basis, so it can be difficult to decide whether to go all-in on the current banner or wait for the next one. Thankfully, our banner schedule will help keep you on the right track, ensuring that no currency goes to waste.

The Honkai Star Rail banner system almost entirely relies upon the luck of the draw, where you can trade in your hard-earned Star Rail passes for the opportunity to redeem the best Honkai Star Rail characters and Light Cones. If you’re new to Hoyoverse’s gacha-driven free PC games, our crash course to Honkai Star Rail Warps is invaluable for understanding banners and how they work, including the pity system. Now that we’ve got you up to speed, here’s the lowdown for the current and next banner in Honkai Star Rail.

The next Honkai Star Rail banner

The next Honkai Star Rail banner coming to the 1.1 update is ‘Swirl of Heavenly Spear’, which features the five-star character Jing Yuan. It also features increased drop-rates for four-star characters Sushang, March 7th, and Tingyun. This character banner is accompanied by the ‘Brilliant Fixation’ Light Cone banner, which includes Before Dawn (The Erudition), Jing Yuan’s signature five-star Light Cone. Both banners run from May 17 until June 7, during phase two of the turn-based game‘s 1.0 update.

Upcoming Honkai Star Rail banners

Here are all of the characters rumoured to appear in upcoming Honkai Star Rail banners:

  • Silver Wolf (five-star)
  • Luocha (five-star)
  • Kafka (five-star)
  • Yukong (four-star)
  • Blade (five-star)
  • Dan Heng (five-star)
  • Fu Xuan (five-star)

Current Honkai Star Rail event banner

The current Honkai Star Rail event banner is ‘Butterfly on Swordtip’, which features the five-star character Seele. It’s accompanied by the ‘Brilliant Fixation’ Light Cone banner, which includes In the Night (The Hunt), Seele’s signature five-star Light Cone. You also have a chance to pull the four-star characters Natasha, Hook, and Pela, as well as their own four-star Light Cones: Post-Op Conversation (Abundance), The Moles Welcome You (Destruction), and Good Night and Sleep Well (Nihility). Both banners are scheduled to run until May 17.

Generally, two limited-time event banners run concurrently over the course of a single phase, featuring a limited five-star character and their signature Light Cone. Three other four-star characters and Light Cones appear alongside them, and all have an increased drop rate – effectively, if you were to pull a five-star or four-star on either of these banners, there’s a 50/50 chance that it’ll be one of the characters or Light Cones that feature on the banner itself.

Honkai Star Rail standard banner

The Honkai Star Rail standard banner is ‘Stellar Warp’. This banner is a permanent fixture that offers the chance to pull from the standard pool of characters and Light Cones. Unlike the event banner, the Honkai Star Rail standard banner only requires regular Star Rail passes, which are far more common than their special counterparts. While you can’t pull limited characters like Seele or Jing Yuan from this banner, there are still a variety of highly coveted five-star characters that you’re in with a chance to win – be sure to check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list to discover the best of the bunch.

Now that you know the current and next banner in Honkai Star Rail, you should have no trouble divvying up your most valuable currencies to net your favourite characters. If you’re looking to replenish your Stellar Jade in record time, be sure to and redeem the latest Honkai Star Rail codes and brush up on our Honkai Star Rail Stellar Jade farming guide. We’ve also used our own experience in the anime game to design optimal builds for some of the best characters you can pull, including Bronya, Yanqing, Clara, and Bailu. Finally, our Honkai Star Rail review sheds some light on how we got on with Hoyoverse’s interstellar adventure.