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Is Honkai Star Rail Open World?

Wondering if Honkai: Star Rail is an open-world title like Genshin Impact? Find out the answer here.
Is Honkai Star Rail Open World?

Honkai: Star Rail is the new upcoming space fantasy RPG by HoYoverse, the developer of Genshin Impact. The game is currently under final closed beta testing and will soon launch globally. While the release date of the title is unknown, you can pre-register for it to earn some exclusive rewards. 

Since Honkai: Star Rail is an RPG title, the obvious question that arises in players' minds is whether it is an open word game so that they can go and explore different locations as they want. Here is the answer to your question.

Is Honkai: Star Rail Open World

Honkai: Star Rail is currently in final closed beta phase.
Honkai: Star Rail is currently in final closed beta phase. (Picture: HoYoverse)

The answer is no Honkai: Star Rail is not an open-world game, even though it features large maps and tons of locations that you can explore as you wish while solving puzzles, uncovering immersive storylines, playing mini-games, and more.

Instead, to go into a new area, you will have to load, and the game's description says that Honkai: Star Rail has "elements of open-world and dungeon exploration," however, the focus is on turn-based strategic combat. 

However, regardless of the game not being open-world, you still have large areas to explore that will give you the feel of an open world. You can have a look at its official trailer released by HoYoverse below: