Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 update: Galactic Roaming release date, banners, chat feature, more

Ezequiel Leis
Honkai Star Rail Galactic Roaming promo imageHoYoverse

While players continue to enjoy Honkai Star Rail, HoYoverse is ready to bring version 1.1 of the popular RPG. With the first official update right around the corner, here’s everything you need to know, including the release date, new characters, and how to pre-load the update.

Honkai Star Rail was a huge success even before its official release. HoYoverse’s new RPG captivated several Genshin Impact fans, as well as newcomers, thanks to its sci-fi aesthetic and colorful ensemble of characters.

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As many Genshin Impact fans expect, Honkai Star Rail will get many updates following its official release, each one with new areas to explore, characters to unlock, and even features for a better overall experience.

With Version 1.1 of Honkai Star Rail, Galactic Roaming, around the corner, here’s everything that’s coming, including new playable characters.

Silver Wolf in Honkai Star RailHoYoverse
Silver Wolf will arrive with version 1.1 of Honkai Star Rail.

Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 release date

The Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 update will arrive on June 6, 2023, at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET / 4 AM BST (June 7). HoYoverse finally confirmed the details through official channels.

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The date marks the day the current banner rotation ends, meaning the new update will bring new faces to the adventure to keep the banner schedule going.

Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 banner schedule

Update 1.1 of Honkai Star Rail will allow players to get many familiar faces. The new banner schedule will bring characters that players already met and even tried for a brief time.

You can check the banner schedule for Version 1.1 below:

  • Phase One: Silver Wolf
    • Rarity: Five-star
    • Element: Quantum
    • Path: The Nihility
  • Phase Two: Loucha
    • Rarity: Five-star
    • Element: Imaginary
    • Path: The Abundance
  • Phase Two: YuKong
    • Rarity: Four-star
    • Element: Imaginary
    • Path: The Harmony

YuKong will be a free character at some point during update 1.2 of Honkai Star Rail, so keep that in mind. Additionally, players can expect a lot more low-tiered characters to join Honkai Star Rail, so be on the lookout.

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Silver Wolf’s signature Light Cone, Incessant Rain, will be featured alongside her character Banner in Phase 1 of version 1.1. Luocha’s signature Light Cone, Echoes of the Coffin, will be featured in Phase 2.

Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 events

Honkai Star Rail will celebrate many events for players to get all sorts of items on update 1.1. Here’s a rundown of every event players can expect:

Gift of Odyssey

This event will run until July 18 to give players useful rewards every time they log into the game. Trailblazers will get the chance to obtain a total of 10 Special Passes by completing this event.

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Starhunt Game

This event features Silver Wolf. The hacker left digital graffiti all over Herta Space Station and players need to find them all. Trailblazers that collect all of the graffiti will get the 4-Star Nihility Light Cone, Before the Tutorial Mission Starts, for free alongside Superimposition materials.

Players can take part in this event until June 19.

Everwinter City Museum Ledger of Curiosities

The Honkai Star Rail 1.1 update will bring a new area to the game: the Belobog History and Culture Museum. To celebrate its reopening, a limited-time event will task players with recovering stolen exhibits as well as administrating the museum through a new mini-game.

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The Everwinter City Museum Ledger of Curiosities will run from June 9 to June 26.

Lab Assistants in Position

During this event, players will help a Herta Space Station researcher with her reports. Every day, Trailblazers will need to collect specific materials to complete their objectives and earn rewards. This event will run from June 19 to July 3.

Stellar Flare

This event will let players try the newly-discovered Stellar Flare combat simulator. To earn the rewards, Trailblazers need to defeat waves of enemies in a certain number of turns. It’s expected the Stellar Flare will be available outside of the limited-time event period that will run from June 28 to July 10.

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Additionally, two other events will boost drops on version 1.1 of Honkai Star Rail.

  • The Planar Fissure event will run from June 23 to June 28 and will double Planar Ormanet drops in the Simulated Universe.
  • The Garden of Plenty event will run from July 10 to July 18 and will double the rewards for completing Crimson and Golden Calyx.
four Honkai Star Rail companion charactersHoYoVerse
Update 1.1 of Honkai Star Rail will also add new Companion Missions.

Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 new features

As some leaks suggested, Honkai Star Rail will add a Friend Chat feature with update 1.1. If you’re wondering how to add friends in the game, we’ve got you covered with a complete guide.

Version 1.1 of HoYoverse’s RPG will also add a new feature to make farming easier. Players will be able to teleport to specific enemies anytime they’re looking for specific materials. This is extremely useful for Trailblazers looking for leveling materials only dropped by a certain type of enemy.

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Honkai Star Rail will also add a new type of enemy. The lost Trotters will show up randomly at the start of certain battles and will try to escape. If players defeat Trotters before they leave the battlefield, they can get extra materials as rewards.

How to pre-load Honkai Star Rail Version 1.1

Ahead of launch, Honkai Star Rail players can already pre-download the 1.1 update of the game on both PC and mobile devices. Follow these instructions to be ready when the new content arrives in HoYoverse’s title:

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  1. Open the Honkai Star Rail launcher on your PC.
  2. Click the “Game Pre-Installation” button on the left side of the “Start Game” button”.
  3. Click ‘Get Now’ to start the download.
  4. You can play the game while the content downloads.

Mobile (Android and iOS)

  1. Launch the game on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the “Resource Pre-Download” button in the bottom-right corner of the login screen.
  3. Wait until it finishes downloading to keep playing the game normally.

Do note that mobile players will still need to update the app when the new version goes live.

Honkai Star Rail version 1.1 trailer

The official trailer for the Galactic Roaming update in Honkai Star Rail highlights all the new content coming to the game, including new playable characters and events.

That’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s first official update. Make sure to check back for official announcements and new content.

If you’re looking for more Honkai Star Rail content, we got you covered with more guides:

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Ezequiel is a Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge on gaming, movies and TV, he's focused on Pokemon and Games stories in general. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Argentina. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected], or via his Twitter @ExoPLeis.