Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2 update: Release date, banners, quests, more

James Busby
Kafka looking at the screen

Honkai Star Rail‘s 1.2 update has finally arrived, and there’s a lot of exciting content for fans to enjoy including new Relic sets and exciting 5-star characters. Here’s everything you need to know about the game‘s 1.2 update including new banners, quests, and events.

HoYoverse has just released the much anticipated 1.2 update for Honkai Star Rail, meaning players can now spend their hard-earned Stellar Jade on the latest banners and take part in brand-new events and quests.

There are some great banners to pull on in this update, with 5-star fighters Blade and Kafka being featured in the Phase 1 and Phase 2 banners respectively.

Alongside new banners, players can get their hands on a brand new Relic set, take on a new boss battle, and enjoy a series of unique events. We’ve provided a full rundown of everything that’s available in the 1.2 update below.


Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date

Honkai Star Rail version 1.2 was released on July 19, 2023.

Phase 1 started on July 19, 2023, and Phase 2 began on August 9, 2023, and will run until August 29, 2023, so Trailblazers have plenty of time to reroll on the current banners.

Version 1.2 banners

An image of the current Honkai Star Rail banner.
The current Honkai Star Rail banner features Kafka.

The latest Honkai Star Rail update has introduced two brand new 5-star characters, Blade and Kafka. Alongside them is a brand new 4-star unit called Luka.

The Phase 1 banners of version 1.2 took place on July 19, 2023, and featured the debut of the 5-star wind character, Blade, as well as the following 4-stars:

Honkai Star Rail’s Phase 2 banners for the 1.2 update went live on August 9, 2023, and will run until August 29, 2023. These banners feature the debut of 5-star Lightning character, Kafka, as well as the following 4-star fighters:

Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2 Relics and Ornaments

A screenshot of new Honkai Star Rail relics
The 1.2 update includes a handful of new Relic sets and Planar Ornaments.

A handful of new Relics and Planar Ornaments are available for players to obtain during the game’s 1.2 update.

You can get your hands on both the Longevous Discipline and Messenger Traversing Hackerspace Relic sets in the current update, as well as the Broken Keen and Rutilant Arena Planar Ornaments.

The set bonus for Longevous Discipline is provided below:

  • 2-piece bonus: Max HP is increased
  • 4-piece bonus: Once the wearer gets hits or consumes their own HP their CRIT Rate is increased for a set number of turns.

The set bonus for Messenger Traversing Hackerspace is provided below:

  • 2-piece bonus: SPD of the character is increased
  • 4-piece bonus: Once the wearer uses their Ultimate on an ally, the SPD of all allies is enhanced for a set number of turns.

The Ornament set Broken Keen increases the Effect RES by 10%. Apart from that, if the wearer’s Effect RES is above 30% then the overall CRIT DMG of the party is enhanced by a further 10%.

Lastly, the set Rutilant Arena enhances the CRIT Rate of the wearer by 8%. When the wearer’s CRIT rate reaches 70% or higher, their ATK and Skill DMG increase by 20%.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 new bosses

A screenshot of Honkai Star Rail new boss
Honkai Star Rail will have a brand new weekly boss in version 1.2

A handful of new bosses have been added to the game following the update, players can now take on the Malefic Ape, The Ascended, and Yanqing in battle.

Finally, Vantelia, the Undying is a weekly boss that players can fight if they need to farm materials for Blade, Kafka, or Luka.

Honkai Star Rail version 1.2 events

A promotional image from the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 update.
There are plenty of events for players to enjoy in the 1.2 update.

There are a series of exciting events for players to enjoy in the 1.2 update.

The first event is Gift of Odyssey, where players will get 10 Special Star Rail Passes for logging in for 7 days.

The second major event is Tales of the Fantastic. During this event, a storyteller called Mr. Xiyan of Starskiff Heaven will narrate the stories of the Trailblazer on how they saved the Loufu.

The third event that players will partake in Underground Treasure Hunt. This event will take place in Belebog where the Trailblazer will be delving into the ancient ruins of the Great Mines.

The fourth event that you will get to play is Where Are You, Mystery Trotter. In this event, the scientist named Regin has come across a new device that seems to giving readings about a mysterious trotter.

Apart from that Forgotten Hall will also get a new update from where you will be able to obtain a free copy of Yukong.

Lastly, Planar Fissure will return where you get double Planar Ornaments. Alongside that, Realm of the Strange will be available where you will get double Relic rewards.

New Quests in Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2

A screenshot of Honkai Star Rail new companion quests
Honkai Star Rail will have Companion quests for Yukong and Kafka in version 1.2

The version 1.2 update includes a new Trailblaze mission called Topcloud Towerthrust, alongside a couple of Companion Quests for Kafka and Yukong entitled Letter from a Strange Woman and For I Have Touched the Sky respectively.

That’s everything you need to know about the 1.2 update! For more Honkai Star Rail content, check out our guides below:

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