New details on Honkai Star Rail 1.4 banners, events, release date, and a lot more have been revealed in the recently held Livestream.
The Honkai Star Rail 1.4 livestream, which took place on September 29, 2023, brought a wealth of new information about the upcoming update. This official event shed light on various aspects, including the banner characters, events, maps, and more. Let’s break down what we’ve learned.
Honkai Star Rail 1.4 Banners
The Honkai Star Rail 1.4 update introduces three new recruitable characters. Of these three characters, two are exclusive five-star characters.
The first is Topaz & Numby, a Fire character with a unique skill set. Topaz is the primary playable character, but her Warp Trotter Numby plays a crucial role in her abilities. Jingliu, a Destruction Ice unit, is the other featured five-star character. She used to mentor Jing Yuan before being overtaken by Mara. Additionally, a four-star character, Guinaifen, a Fire Nihility character, will also become available for recruitment with the update.
Jingliu will be released in Phase 1 of the HSR 1.4 banner, while Topaz, Guinaifen, and Seele (making her long-awaited return) will arrive in Phase 2.
Honkai Star Rail 1.4 Events
The Honkai Star Rail 1.4 update includes a range of unique events offering Trailblazers opportunities to earn Stellar Jade and other rewards. Here’s a brief overview of the major events:
- Aetherium Wars: Engage in competition with Aether Spirit companions to claim championship rewards. Elemental advantages play a significant role in dealing damage to foes. Winning this event allows you to claim a free 4-star character.
- Planner Infinity: Herta has made adjustments to the Simulated Universe, introducing the Manic Plaine with high-damage enemies.
- Gift Odyssey Daily Check-in Event: Logging into Honkai Star Rail for seven days during the event enables players to collect Star Rail Special Passes.
- Realm of the Strange: Challenge Caverns of Corrosion to obtain more Cavern Relics.
- Story Quest: An anonymous letter has surfaced on the Astral Express, inviting Trailblazers to connect with Dan Heng. Players will embark on a new quest to unravel the mystery behind this intriguing invitation.
Honkai Star Rail 1.4 Map and New Locations
The Honkai Star Rail 1.4 update introduces two new areas: the Old Weapons Testing Ground and Pillars of Creation. These locations are integral to the storyline, as Topaz, a member of the Interastral Peace Corporation, will journey to Jarilo-VI to address intergalactic issues. Expect intense battles and character encounters in these locales.
With Honkai Star Rail 1.4’s emphasis on travel, you can expect to encounter characters from various parts of the game’s universe. The trailer showcases diverse Honkai Star Rail characters, including Blade, Bronya, Jing Yuan, Gepard, Luka, Silver Wolf, and Hook. This update offers a chance to delve deeper into the stories of these characters.
Also, in response to player feedback, the 1.4 update brings a story replay feature. This allows players to revisit dialogue options and review past conversations during the story. You can relive the narrative without being locked into previous choices.
Honkai Star Rail 1.4 Release Date
The Honkai Star Rail 1.4 update is scheduled to launch on October 11, 2023. So, if you’re looking to save your Stellar Jade for the upcoming banners and complete ongoing events, you still have some time before the 1.4 update goes live.
During the reveals for Honkai: Star Rail’s Version 1.4 Special Program, it was disclosed that the patch cycle would be shortened. Star Rail’s Version 1.4 is expected to last only five weeks, with a planned end date of November 15. This marks a departure from the usual update schedule, and while no official reason was provided for this change, it’s a noteworthy shift in the game’s update cadence.
So, that wraps up everything we know about the Honkai Star Rail 1.4 update. Get ready for new characters, events, locations, and the ability to revisit the game’s captivating narrative.
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