Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners and More

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Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners and More

This article will discuss Honkai Star Rail 2.1’s release date, banners, rewards and more.


Trailblazers across the world will unite once more as Mihoyo’s addictive turn-based game Honkai Star Rail gets its much-awaited version 2.1 soon. The current version 2.0 was a massive hit with the patch bringing a plethora of high quality content such as the new map Penacony and the story that’s set in it. 

With a rich story and vibrant characters, Mihoyo never fails to disappoint with every coming patch and it looks like they intend to keep up their track record with the upcoming version 2.1 so let’s take a look at everything it will offer, starting from the character banners to the rewards you’ll get in the patch.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners And More

Honkai Star Rai’s version 2.1 will go live starting from March 27th, 2024.  Players can expect to start the pre-download in a few days.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 – Banners and Characters

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners And More

2.1’s patch will include the following character up for grabs, with increased chances of obtaining them:

Phase 1:

  • Acheron: 5-star Lighting character (Path of Nihility)
  • Luocha: 5-star Imaginary character (Path of Abundance)
  • Pela: 4-star Quantum character (Path of Nihility)
  • Dan Heng: 4-star Wind character (Path of The Hunt)
  • Gallagher: 4-star Fire character (Path of Abundance)

Phase 2:

  • Aventurine: 5-star Imaginary character (Path of Preservation)
  • Jingliu: 5-star Ice character (Path of Destruction)
  • Lynx: 4-star Ice character (Path of Abundance)
  • Luka: 4-star Physical character (Path of Nihility)
  • Serval: 4-star Lightning character (Path of Erudition)
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As we can see, phase 1 will include the much-awaited Acheron, who, players might notice, is Honkai Star Rail’s equivalent of Raiden Shogun from Genshin Impact, even sharing the same voice actor. Similarly, phase 2 will include another new character, Aventurine, who will be one of the very few Path of Preservation characters in the game right now.

Other powerful 5-star characters will be getting a rerun as well, including Jingliu and Luocha.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 – New Story Missions

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners And More

Source: HoyoVerse

Version 2.1 will also be extending the story of our Trailblazer, with the new Trailblaze mission “The Devil in Velvet” promising lots of new content and a convoluted story as intricate and in-depth as Penacony.

The story will allow you to explore two brand new areas coming to 2.1, known as Dewlight Pavilion and Clock Studios Theme Park.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 – Events

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners And More

Source: HoyoVerse

With every new major update comes a huge assortment of events that keep the players busy throughout the whole duration of the patch, as it smooths out the time that players have to wait for the next batch of content. 2.1 will also be following the same strategy and you can expect a lot of events which include a lot of rewards and Star Rail Passes.

  • Cosmodyssey: The main anniversary event as Honkai Star Rail reaches its one-year mark, featuring lots and lots of rewards for the player.
  • Vignettes in a Cup: Take the role of a drinksmith in Dreamjolt Hostelry.
  • Tides of War: A combat event as you take on tides after tides of enemies and reap the rewards.
  • Realm of The Strange: Get triple the rewards as you farm for Relics.
  • Planar Fissure: Similar to Realm of The Strange, but this time you’ll get more drops for Planar Ornaments.
  • Festive Gifts: Earn 20 Special Star Rail Passes and 1600 Stellar Jades on April 26, 2024. It’s time to splurge!
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Other Features and Content

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners And More

Source: HoyoVerse

  • “Fate’s Ensemble” – A quality of life feature that will let you experience the main story through the perspective of other notable characters in the story.
  • New Cavern Relics:
    • Sigonia, The Unclaimed Desolation
    • Izumo Gensei and Takama Divine Realm
  • New Light Cones:
    • Along the Passing Shore – 5-star Nihility Light Cone.
    • Inherently Unjust Destiny – 5-star Preservation Light Cone.
    • Concert for Two – 4-star Preservation Light Cone.
  • New Bosses and Enemies:
    • Shape of Ire
    • Aventurine of Stratagems
  • New Simulated Universe: Explore the new Simulated Universe World 9.

And that concludes everything that was covered in the 2.1 patch livestream and everything that you’ll be expecting in the upcoming version. There’s a lot of new content so Trailblazers will be sleeping well knowing they’ll have plenty of content to burn throughout the day.

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Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Release Date, Banners and More
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