Honkai: Star Rail Gets New Update; Next Gacha Banner Featuring Jing Yuan Officially Announced

Published: May 10, 2023 2:26 PM /


Honkai: Star Rail Jing Yuan on the cover of the Japanese magazine An An

Today Honkai: Star Rail developer HoYoverse released an update for the game and officially announced the next gacha banner. 

The new update is fairly small, but it fixes a few issues that had slipped into the launch build and weren't fixed with the previous patch. Below you can read the full notes. 


  • Fixed an issue in the process of the Adventure Mission "A Teacher and a Friend" where the game has a chance of getting stuck and crashing after solving the Abacus Circuitry puzzle.
  • Fixed an issue in the adventure mission "Fired," where there was a chance for the target display to be abnormal when summoning Diting to use the area detection function.
  • Optimized the notification when entering the Simulated Universe before the Official Simulated Universe is unlocked.
  • Fixed the issue of some dialogues not triggering properly.
  • Fixed the issue of some mismatches in subtitles and voiced lines.
  • Optimized the text description of the 5-star character Yanqing (The Hunt: Ice) Ultimate. This optimization does not change the actual effect of the ability.
  • Optimized the text description of the 4-star character Pela (The Nihility: Ices Basic ATK and Skill. This optimization does not change the actual effect of the ability. 

We also get the official reveal of the next banner (albeit it wasn't exactly a secret, since it appeared in the beta). The featured character will be general General Jing Yuan, who was prominently featured in a gorgeous animated short earlier today

According to the press release, the banner will become available in a week, on Wednesday, May 17. You can see the official art below. A Light Cone banner will also be available. 

Honkai Star Rail Banner Hero


In slightly more colorful news, Jing Yuan appeared on the back cover of today's issue of the popular Japanese women's lifestyle magazine An An. You can see it below.

Honkai Star Rail - Jing Yuan featured on the back cover of the popular women's lifestyle magazine An An

Honkai: Star Rail is a single-player turn-based RPG that can be played for free (with the obvious optional microtransactions). It's available for PC through a standalone client and the Epic Games Store, as well as on iOS and Android devices. Although the developers have announced that they are working on ports for PlayStation platforms, these are not yet available. No release date has been announced, but they should come soon, according to the announcement made a few weeks ago. 


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