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Honkai Star Rail 2.3 Update: Date, Characters, Banners, and Events

The 2.3 update for Honkai Star Rail will soon arrive! This upcoming version update will bring new featured content as well as adjustments and many more.

By Lynda Sumner


Honkai: Star Rail APK

Star Rail is an epic sci-fi RPG from miHoYo featuring a vast and dangerous universe.



Waiting for the next Honkai Star Rail update? HoYoverse confirmed the release date of Honkai Star Rail version 2.3 update. Preparing for it! This fresh new version is scheduled to release next week, on June 19th, 2024!

Also, details of the Honkai Star Rail 2.3 update, titled "Farewell, Penacony" have been unveiled. This update marks the conclusion of the Trailblazer’s adventure in Penacony and introduces new playable characters, events, and free rewards.


    Here's a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the Honkai Star Rail 2.3 update.

    Honkai Star Rail v2.3: Release Date and Schedule

    Depending on the region, the update will be available at different times:

    East Coast USTuesday 18th June, 11pm (ET)
    Central USTuesday 18th June, 10pm (CT)
    West Coast USTuesday 18th June, 8pm (PT)
    AustraliaWednesday 19th June, 1pm (AET)
    JapanWednesday 19th June, 12pm (JST)
    EuropeWednesday 19th June, 5am (CEST)
    UKWednesday 19th June, 4am (BST)

    Other time zones: Refer to the official Honkai Star Rail website for the release date and time in your region.

    Honkai Star Rail v2.3: New Characters and Banners

    Here's the most exciting part! Two new 5-star characters will make their debuts in the Honkai Star Rail 2.3 update:

    • Firefly: A new 5-star Fire attacker of The Destruction path.
    • Jade: A new 5-star Quantum attacker of The Erudition path.

    Phase 1:

    • Firefly
    • Ruan Mei
    • 4-Star characters: Gallagher, Misha, Xueyi

    Phase 2

    • Jade
    • Argenti
    • 4-Star characters: Serval, Natasha, Asta

    Honkai Star Rail 2.3 update will have two Banner phases:

    Phase 1:

    • Firefly's Firefull Flyshine Banner (June 19 - July 10)
    • Ruan Mei's Floral Triptych Banner (July 10 - July 30)

    Newxt character Banners for Phase 1 of Honkai Star Rail in version 2.3 with Firefly, Ruan Mei, Gallagher, Misha, and Xueyi.

    Phase 2:

    • Jade's Lien on Life, Lease on Fate Banner (July 10 - July 30)
    • Argenti's Thorns of Scented Crown Banner (July 30 - August 13)

    Honkai Star Rail v2.3: New Light Cones

    Here are the two new 5-star Light Cones in the Brilliant Fixation Banner:

    • Yet Hope is Priceless (Jade)
    • Whereabouts Should Dream Rest (Firefly)

    Additionally, the Bygone Reminiscence Light Cone Banner will feature reruns of Ruan Mei's Past Self in Mirror Harmony path Light Cone during Phase 1 and Argenti's An Instant Before A Gaze Erudition path Light Cone during Phase 2.

    Honkai Star Rail v2.3: Limited Events

    In this upcoming version update, we're getting 2 limited-time events as well!

    • Origami Bird Clash

    A match-3 mini-game.

    Story challenges await!

    Use Bombs to blow up 3x3, 4x4, and larger sections! Boost the origami bird's power!

    • Stellar Shimmer

    A new and updated Stellar event - New mechanism activated! Refreshing stellar combat is calling on you!

    Honkai Star Rail v2.3: More Updates

    A lineup of changes and improvements is added to this new version.

    Players will have lots of new stories to experience, new areas to explore and new enemies to defeat...

    All permanent content, double drop periods and login events including:

    • New Trailblaze Mission - Concludes the Penacony adventure.
    • New area - Radiant Feldspar.
    • Divergent Universe - New type of Simulated Universe with a new weekly challenge.

    Art and description for the Divergent Universe permanent Simulated Universe mode coming to Honkai Star Rail in version 2.3.

    • Apocalyptic Shadows - New permanent challenge mode that will alternate with Pure Fiction and Memory of Chaos.
    • Stellar Jade rewards increased to 800 for Pure Fiction and Memory of Chaos.
    • When Charmony Rings Out - A permanent event to get one Harmony Trailblazer Eidolon, and unlock the Harmony Trailblazer early after unlocking the Trailblazer's path of Preservation.

    Caelus as the Harmony Trailblazer splash art showing the When Charmony Rings Out permanent event in Honkai Star Rail.

    • Two new Planar Ornament sets - Duran, Dynasty of Running Wolves and Forge of the Kalpagni Lantern.

    The Duran, Dynasty of Running Wolves and Forge of the Kalpagni Lantern Planar Ornament sets coming to Honkai Star Rail in version 2.3.

    • Two new Cavern Relic sets - Iron Cavalry Against the Scourge and The Wind-Soaring Valorous.
    • New Erudition path Light Cone in Herta's Shop - 5-Star Eternal Calculus.
    • Gift Of Odyssey check-in event - 10 Special Star Rail Passes.
    • Planar Fissure event for Planar Ornaments double drops.
    • Realm of the Strange event for Cavern Relic double drops.
    • New Erudition path Trace materials.
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