Following rumours of a possible sequel to Honkai Impact 3rd, which was later supported by leaked documents of a trademark filing, the Astral Express is getting ready for departure. The closed beta for Honkai: Star Rail is officially open as trailblazers make their way to “explore the infinite possibilities” that awaits players.
While the game is currently in development, this is still a closed beta, and as such, all the content, features and gameplay mechanics present during the beta is not a reflection of the final product. The closed beta will be free to all participants; there are few key details that trailblazers should be aware of ahead of the beta.
We’ll be detailing what you need to know about the closed beta for Honkai: Star Rail, including star and end dates, along with some other details on how to participate.
Honkai: Star Rail: Start and end dates and time
As mentioned previously, sign up for the closed beta is available now as the closed beta will run during the following period:
- Start date and time: 8th October 2021 at (UTC +8)
- End date and time: date and time have yet to be announced
Honkai: Star Rail: How to sign-up for the closed beta
Those who wish to aboard the Astral Express for the closed beta can do so by visiting the official Honkai: Star Rail website and selecting the “Enter Sign-Up” option to start the process. Complete and submit the form provided as the selection process begins.
Trailblazers will be chosen at random, which will grant them access to the closed beta testing via email and text message. Additionally, the developer will forward all trailblazers with the installation package, which they will need to complete.
Once registered, trailblazers will register for a miHoYo Account ID which can only be done once. Trailblazers will not be able to make any changes or amendments to the sign-up form, so the information submitted needs to be correct.
Honkai: Star Rail: Closed beta platform specifications
The Honkai: Star Rail closed beta program will be made available for PC and iOS devices as players are required to have more than 10GB of storage space available on the abovementioned devices to install and run the closed beta. Below, we have outlined the recommended PC and iOS specifications:
- OS: iOS 12 or later
- iPhone: iPhone XS, iPhone XR or better/later
- iPad: iPad device with Apple’s A12 processor or better/later
- Any iPhone/iPad device model from October 2018 or later
- OS: Windows 7 or later
- Processor: Intel Core i5
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- GPU: discrete graphic
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or better
It is important to note that trailblazers can access the closed beta on the device that was registered in the sign-up process for the first time. Thereafter, trailblazers can access their account either on one PC and iOS device throughout the beta; however, should they attempt to log in on a different device, their access will be revoked.
miHoYo have outlined that trailblazers will get their accounts suspended or disqualified; should they provide any information, including their beta access, installation package, eligibility and more to third parties.
Trailblazers that require consent from a parent or guardian are required to supply a consent form depending on the participant’s country, region or area, before joining the closed beta.
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