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How To Add Friends In Honkai Star Rail

Are you trying to add friends in Honkai Star Rail? We have the answers you need!
How To Add Friends In Honkai Star Rail

Honkai Star Rail is the newest RPG developed by Genshin Impact developers, HoYoverse. The game will allow players to explore the stars as a passenger of the interplanetary Astral Express crew. Players will be able to encounter tons of powerful enemies, visit exciting locations, and meet new characters. However, automated dialogue responses will only take a player so far when it comes to social interaction. For that reason, HoYoverse allows Honkai Star Rail Trailblazers to add people to their in-game friend list!

There is a ton of incentive to add people to your friend list in Honkai Star Rail. While the game does not support any kind of PVP, nor does it include co-op exploration like in Genshin Impact, players will be able to utilize the Honkai Star Rail support system a lot more easily. This allows players to take a friend's character into battle with them to lend a hand. If you are struggling with a particularly difficult piece of in-game content, adding a powerful friend to your friend list might just be the solution!

So, if you are ready to start adding people to your Honkai Star Rail friend list, you've come to the right place! This article will cover exactly how you can max out your friend list in Honkai Star Rail!

How To Add Friends In Honkai Star Rail

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Expand your Honkai Star Rail friend list with our guide! (Picture: HoYoverse)

Before gaining access to the Honkai Star Rail friend list, players must complete the game's prologue, specifically the Trailblaze Mission titled "Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow: The Voyage Continues." Once these requirements have been met, it is possible to start adding friends. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to add friends in Honkai Star Rail:

  1. Open the menu by pressing the smartphone icon in the top left corner. 
  2. Click "Friends."
  3. Navigate from the "My Friends" menu to the "Befriend a Stranger" menu by pressing the second icon on the left-hand side. 
  4. Click "Search UID to add Friends" at the top of the menu. 
  5. Type in your friend's UID. Every player's UID can be found at the very bottom of the screen on the left-hand side.
  6. Click Search.
  7. Select your friend and choose to add them. 
  8. If done correctly, you should have successfully added your friend to your account!
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Use your friend's Support Character to help with challenging content. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Once added, players will want to select their support character. Navigate to the menu again and press the three dots next to your Account Name. There, you can select your Support character and three Starfaring Companions (Starfaring Companions are not support units and are just there to show off your favorite characters.)

And that's how you add friends in Honkai Star Rail!

How To Add Friends In Honkai Star Rail FAQ

How to add a friend in Honkai: Star Rail

To unlock Friends in Honkai: Star Rail, complete "The Voyage Continues" quest and talk to Conductor Pom-Pom before the end. Access the Friends menu from your phone's icon with two figures and a heart. Search for known friends using their User ID or send a friend request to a stranger. The Friends screen shows your current friends list and any friend requests received.

How to play with friends in Honkai: Star Rail

Unlike Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail is a single-player-only game that doesn't allow you and your friends to party up in multiplayer. However, there are still tangible benefits to having in-game friends. Once you and another player have mutually agreed to be friends, you can effectively "borrow" one another's characters to complete certain challenges. A borrowed support character will come with all the stats and levelling that your friend has invested in. You'll be able to take direct control of this character in battle alongside your own party, and it can be a very useful way of plugging gaps in your own team's expertise.