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Honkai: Star Rail 2.1 release date, banners, events, and more

Happy anniversary!

Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.1 is set to release on March 27, bringing brand-new stories, characters, and events to Trailblazers worldwide alongside the game’s first anniversary. Here’s everything new coming to Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.1: Into the Yawning Chasm.

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Honkai: Star Rail 2.1 new characters and banners

Three new characters will debut in Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.1: Acheron, Aventurine, and Gallagher.

Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.1’s banners will be split into two phases as usual. The first phase will consist of the 5-star characters Acheron and Luocha with the 4-stars Gallagher, Pela, and Dan Heng. Acheron and Luocha’s signature Light Cones will also be available in a separate banner.

The second phase’s banners will feature the 5-stars Aventurine and Jingliu with the 4-stars Lynx, Luka, and Serval. Aventurine and Jingliu’s signature 5-star Light Cones will have their own banner.

Acheron is a 5-star Lightning Nihility character who gains charges of Slashed Dream whenever she uses her Skill or an enemy receives a debuff. When enough charges of Slashed Dream are accumulated, she can use her Ultimate to deal massive damage to enemies.

Aventurine is a 5-star Imaginary Preservation character who shields allies, deals follow-up damage, and increases teammates’ CRIT DMG against enemies.

Gallagher is a 4-star Fire Abundance character who allows teammates to heal themselves when they attack an enemy.

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Honkai: Star Rail 2.1 events

The events coming to Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.1 are:

  • Cosmodyssey – Celebrate Star Rail’s first anniversary with a board game.
  • Vignettes in a Cup – Become a bartender for a day.
  • Tides of War – Fight through waves of enemies in a combat-focused event.

Each event rewards players with Stellar Jades and other materials. Vignettes in a Cup in particular allows players to choose a 4-star character from a limited pool to join their team.

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Honkai: Star Rail’s first anniversary celebration

Honkai: Star Rail’s first anniversary will be on April 26, midway through the Version 2.1 patch. Cosmodyssey is the dedicated anniversary event, in which Trailblazers navigate a board game working together with other players toward collective goals.

Trailblazers will receive a total of 20 Star Rail Special Passes as login bonuses over a seven day period. On April 26, the day of Star Rail’s anniversary, all players will also receive 1,600 Stellar Jades via in-game mail. First-time top-up bonuses in the in-game store will also be refreshed at the beginning of the patch. 

It looks like there’s a lot to look forward to in the new version of Honkai: Star Rail. Congratulations to HoYoverse for a successful first year, and I’m excited to see where the Astral Express will take us in the future.


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