Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 update is all set to release soon globally, bringing brand new playable characters, enemies, quests, and more. These include the much-awaited character Kafka along with Blade, and you will be able to pull them from their banners. The update is already available to preload for everyone so that you can save some time on its release date and jump straight into the game.
If you are excited about Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 update just like other Trailblazers, here is everything you need to know about it, including its release date, time, features, and more.
Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 Update Release Date & Time
As per the official announcement by HoYoverse, Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 update will release on July 19 at 10:00 (UTC+8), which is the date for its global launch as well. The servers will be taken down for maintenance for a few hours to get them ready for the update and players will be compensated with 300 Stellar Jades for the lost play time.
Version 1.2 Update and Maintenance— Honkai: Star Rail (@honkaistarrail) July 16, 2023
■ Update Maintenance will begin at 2023/07/19 06:00 (UTC+8) for approximately 5 hours
■ Compensation: Stellar Jade x300
Eligible Recipients: Trailblazers with Trailblaze Level ≥ 4 before 2023/07/19 06:00 (UTC+8)https://t.co/sHUY4a8Lm9pic.twitter.com/cleZ9FFVxo
Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 Update Features & Content
Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 update will bring Blade (5-Star) along with Arlan (4-Star), Sushang (4-Star) & Natasha (4-Star) in the first phase banner, while the second phase banner will feature Kafka (5-Star), Luka (4-Star), Sampo (4-Star) & Serval (4-Star).
In addition to this, new Light Cones, Relics & Planar Ornaments will also be a part of the update and these include the following:
- The Unreachable Side and Patience is All You Need Light Cones
- Longevous Disciple and Messenger Traversing Hackerspace Relics
- Rutilant Arena and Broken Keel Planar Ornaments from Simulated Universe
Phantylia the Undying, Malefic Ape, and The Ascended will be the new enemies and bosses coming to Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 update, along with Yanqing, and the reason behind him being the enemy will be revealed in the lore of the update.
New Trailblaze Mission will also be available with the patch that will let you go forward in the main storyline of the game. Apart from this, Kafka and Yukong will also be getting companion missions that will let you spend more time with them and get to know more about them.
Six new events will be a part of the update and these include Tales of the Fantastic, Underground Treasure Hunt, Where Are You, Mystery Trotter?, Planar Fissure, Realm of the Strange, and Gift of the Odyssey.
You will be able to grab Yukong for free in Honkai; Star Rail 1.2 update by clearing "Forgotten Hall: Memories of Xianzhou Stage 1," and Simulated Universe World 7 will also be available.
Last but not least, two new areas will be available for Trailblazers to explore and complete quests, and these are Alchemy Commission and Scalegorge Waterscape.
You can have a look at the official Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 update trailer released by HoYoverse below: