Is Honkai Star Rail open world?

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The latest HoYoverse title, Honkai Star Rail, has finally arrived and many potential players may be wondering if the game is open world or not. So, here’s everything you need to know about the game‘s environments.

Just a couple of months after its release and Honkai Star Rail is already one of the most popular gacha games on the market. Players have fallen in love with the game thanks to its exciting turn-based combat, ever-expanding character roster, and interesting Sci-Fi setting.

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Perspective players may want to know if the game is open world before boarding the Astral Express, after all getting to explore massive locations is a mechanic that can be extremely satisfying.

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

Is Honkai Star Rail open world?

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Honkai Star Rail has plenty of unique locations.

No, HoYoverse’s next game is not open world. While the game features expansive locations, the Herta Space Station and other areas are not part of a seamless open world experience. Instead, players will need to load into each area when playing through the story.

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This will obviously come as a disappointment to many Genshin Impact players, who are used to journeying through Teyvat without having to load into different locations. However, each Honkai Star Rail map is fairly large, and the developers could make significant changes before the game releases.

Quite how expansive the world of Honkai Star Rail will remain to be seen, but for now, that’s everything you need to know. In the meantime, check out more of our guides below:

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