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When does Honkai: Star Rail come out?

Honkai: Star Rail has gone through multiple betas, but when does it actually release? Here’s what to know.
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Honkai: Star Rail is the highly-anticipated mobile game from HoYoverse, the studio behind the massively popular Genshin Impact. But when does Honkai: Star Rail release?

With as much traction as the upcoming turn-based RPG has been getting, you would think that the release was just around the corner. Surprisingly, that’s not true.

At present, there is no firm Honkai: Star Rail release date. While we had originally hoped to see it in 2022, it’s definitely looking like it will be a 2023 release at this point.

We wouldn’t be surprised to see it in March of 2023, but fingers crossed we see it before then. We will back up those claims further in the article, as well.

It is expected to release for Android, iOS, and PC through a dedicated client. There is no word on a console release at this time.

Star Rail release date revealed during new Apple iPad video

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As of 10/18, we can now confirm that Honkai: Star Rail will release in 2023.

This information comes from a new YouTube video released by Apple. In the video highlighting the latest iPad, Star Rail gameplay is shown. The fine print declares that the game will release in 2023.

This gives more support for our suggested March 2023 release date. Credit goes to Ubatcha on Twitter for this find.

HoYoverse continues to tease assets for the game, and a closed-beta test is underway. We are still leaning toward a March 2023 release window.

Honkai: Star Rail’s beta and what that means for its release date

If Honkai: Star Rail hasn’t been on your radar, the game has actually gone through multiple rounds of beta testing at this point.

The first beta test took place in April 2021. After that, there was a beta in early 2022. Finally, a small closed beta round just took place in June 2022.

Taking all of this into account, we’re confident that HoYoverse is fine-tuning the details of the game ahead of its official launch.

Honkai: Star Rail is not live…yet

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To say we’re excited for both Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero is an understatement. These are two of the biggest mobile releases on our radar, and HoYoverse continues to impress.

Also, don’t confuse Star Rail with Honkai Impact 3rd, which is also from HoYoverse. Honkai Impact 3rd is great, but it’s been out for years and is an action RPG and not turn-based.

We’ll continue to update this post as we learn more about Honkai: Star Rail’s release date or future beta releases.

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