Is Honkai Star Rail free to play?

An image of official Honkai Star Rail artwork.HoYoverse

The latest game from HoYoverse, Honkai Star Rail, is just around the corner, but will the game be free to play? We’ve got the answer right here.

Honkai Star Rail has a lot of similarities to its predecessor, Genshin Impact, sharing a charming anime art style and a large roster of characters to obtain. Many fans of Genshin Impact are likely wondering if the upcoming title will also be free to play.

Whether the turn-based title will surpass the success of Genshin remains to be seen but with over 8,000,000 players pre-registered so far it’s looking positive.

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Here’s everything you need to know about whether or not Honkai Star Rail is free to play.

An official image of characters from Honkai Star Rail.HoYoverse
Honkai Star Rail combines exciting turn-based combat with a Sci-Fi setting.

Is Honkai Star Rail free to play?

Like many gacha games, Honkai Star Rail is completely free to play, meaning players on PC, iOS, and Android devices will be able to signup and experience the story without spending any money.

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While the game is free to play, there are items and characters that will require in-game currencies to unlock – and they will need to be purchased using real-world money. This mainly applies to the game’s premium currency, Stellar Jade, which is used to purchase Star Rail and Special Star Rail Passes to roll on the game’s character and weapon banners.

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There’s plenty of content in the game players will be able to enjoy for free, but if you’ve got your eyes set on a specific 5-star character or a particularly powerful Light Cone, you’ll likely need to spend some money.

That’s everything you need to know about whether Honkai Star Rail is free to play or not. For more content on the game, check out our guides below:

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