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Honkai: Star Rail beta – How to sign up and play the game early

Published: 28/Apr/2022 15:25 Updated: 28/Apr/2022 15:30

by James Busby


Honkai: Star Rail is the latest free-to-play game from the makers of Genshin Impact, so find out how you can join the closed beta and play early. 

The second Honkai: Star Rail closed beta will soon go live, giving players the chance to dive into the game’s turn-based action. Just like Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact, Star Rail aims to utilize the series’ flashy combat and pair it with a strategic twist. 

While the combat may be different from HoYoverse’s previous titles, players can expect to see familiar characters on their journey. Of course, if you wish to try Honkai: Star Rail before its official release, then you’ll want to sign-up for the closed beta. 



Is there a Honkai: Star Rail beta release date?

The second closed beta sign-up is available as of April 28th, 2022. HoYoverse has yet to announce the kick-off date and schedule of the closed beta, but it will likely be revealed in the days to come.

This news comes via the official Honkai: Star Rail Closed Beta trailer, which showcased a number of the game’s characters and locations. The first Honkai: Star Rail closed beta began on 27th October 2021 and ended on 1st November 2021.

So, players who missed the first gameplay test have a chance to experience the new title with the second beta phase.

How to sign up for the Honkai: Star Rail beta?

Honkai Star Rail characters
Honkai: Star Rail’s second beta will soon be live.

In order to sign-up for the Honkai: Star Rail beta, players need to do the following: 


  1. Head over to the official Honkai: Star Rail website
  2. Sign into your HoYoverse account.
  3. Fill out the survey. 
  4. Check your registered email for a beta invite. 
  5. Follow the instructions outlined in the email and download the beta client. 

So, there you have it, everything we currently know about the Honkai: Star Rail closed beta. If you wish to know more about this upcoming turn-based title, then be sure to check out our Honkai: Star Rail hub for a rundown of the latest info.