Honkai Star Rail beta, release date speculation, characters, and voice actors


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February 16, 2023: The third and final Honkai Star Rail beta has begun.

With no release date planned just yet, our Honkai Star Rail tier list hasn't been able to properly materialize. Even still, we've taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of characters, their weapon types, their voice actors, and everything we know about Honkai: Star Rail for the time being.

Though initial testing ended in early November, we still haven't learned much about this game other than what was announced earlier last year. What we do know, though, is that it's a strategy RPG.

If you're looking forward to this but haven't already indulged in the series, we have plenty of Honkai Impact codes to help you get started in the first game. We even have a Honkai Impact characters list as well.

When is the Next Honkai: Star Rail beta?

Following the second Honkai Star Rail beta that ended in May 2022, a third beta test kicked off on February 10, 2023 - almost a full year after the last.

It's slated to be the final beta before release, so don't expect another chance to play the game early.

Honkai Star Rail release date speculattion

Originally set to release in 2021 (or so we thought) Honkai Star Rail still hasn't released as of early 2023.

With a final beta kicking off in February and expected to last around a month, we're back to the original thought of the game launching on March 7 - the name of the game's main protagonist. It's purely speculation at this point, but it's an easy connection to make.

Honkai Star Rail characters

A handful of characters appeared online over the weekend as a result of beta leaks. Hoyoverse leaker Ubatcha removed the information after a short time, though we still have the names and some of the details.

March 7th

  • Weapon type: Bow

"Well, would you listen to that! I caused a bit of trouble and saved everyone! Thank you March 7th!"

The self-proclaimed Super-Duper Awesome Girl, March 7th is as ambiguous as her name. She's said to be a clever, quirky girl who is "enthusiastic about all things girls her age are enthusiastic about." According to her recent character PV, that includes taking polaroid pictures.

Jing Yuan from the Honkai: Star Rail Beta
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Jing Yuan

Jing Yuan

Weapon Type: Sword

"He would come to this place every year, each time bringing a couple of new swords with him.

He paid his last visit to all sword owners.

He would think to himself with sorrow every time he left...

When will a stranger bring his sword here?"

Honkai: Star Rail splash leak for Luocha
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Luocha, Honkai: Star Rail

Luocha

Weapon Type: Unknown

"Under the watch of the white irises, he bashed the coffin with his hands.

'Sometimes, I feel I underestimated you by proposing this deal.'

He received no response other than a cold thorn piercing through his palm.

He smiled, clenching his fist."

Honkai: Star Rail splash leak for Kafka
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Kafka, Honkai: Star Rail

Kafka

Weapon Type: Unknown

Ubatcha didn't have any details about Kafka at this time.

Protagonist

There was no information about the main character either, other than you can choose between a male and female protagonist and they apparently will have different elemental affinities over time.

Splash leak for Himeko from Honkai: Star Rail
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Himeko, Honkai: Star Rail

Himeko

Weapon Type: Unknown

"Alright, crew! This world is the target of our next trailblazing expedition."

Dubbed the Starward Explorer, Himeko is an adventurous scientist who encountered the Astral Express as a child when it got stranded in her homeworld.

Honkai: Star Rail Splash leak for Welt
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Welt, Honkai: Star Rail

Welt

Weapon Type: Staff

"The galaxy is vast beyond compare, containing an infinite number of possibilities. An individual's fate shouldn't be limited to a single path ordained by heaven."

Welt is the wise former Anti-Entropy Sovereign. He inherits the name of the world.

A splash leak for Danheng from Honkai: Star Rail
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Danheng, Honkai: Star Rail

Danheng

  • Weapon type: Polearm

"Even as we speak, farewells are happening throughout the universe. The grief that we share is real, but there's nothing special about it."

Known as a mysterious passenger escaping his past, Danheng is a young man who wields a spear known as Cloud-Piercer. He acts as the train's guard.

Splash leak for Gepard from Honkai: Star Rail
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Gepard, Honkai: Star Rail

Gepard

  • Weapon type: Shield

"Loyalty isn't an inherent virtue of humans. As such, the recipient of that loyalty also needs to be worthy."

An upright and noble captain of the Silvermane Guards. This stout defender of the union bears the name of the age-old Gepard family.

Splash leak for Seele from Honkai: Star Rail
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Seele, Honkai: Star Rail

Seele

  • Weapon type: Scythe

"Don't answer my question with another question. The answer is either a yes or a no. I won't accept anything else!"

Seele is a valiant member of Wildfire. She grew up in the perilous Underworld of Belobog and is thus used to being on her own. She's known as "The Butterfly That Triggered the Storm."

Clara, Honkai: Star Rail splash leak
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Clara, Honkai: Star Rail

Clara

  • Weapon type: Unknown

"What I want?... Family... Will you be my family?"
"Do not worry... while I am here, they will be your family."

The "Bloody Rabbit, a young girl with no home, Clara had to join the prospectors to survive. She reactivated the Robot Svarog, a relic from a past civilization.

Splash leak for Asta from Honkai: Star Rail
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Asta, Honkai: Star Rail

Asta

  • Weapon type: Unknown

"The 'tortoise' galaxies are those that slowly give birth to new stars. The ones that use up their fuel reserves in an instant are the 'hare' galaxies."

Astra, the Deep Space Observer, is a curious Lead Researcher of the Space Station. She holds unimaginable achievements in astronomy.

Splash leak for Hook from Honkai: Star Rail
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Hook, Honkai: Star Rail

Hook

Weapon type: Unknown

"Who am I? Heh, I'm the boss around here, you can call me... Pitch-Dark Hook the Great!"

Formally known as Pitch-Dark Hook the Great, Hook is the boss of The Moles adventure squad. It's said that she invites adventurers who stand out to join her team.

What Is Honkai Star Rail?

Honkai: Star Rail is the second game set in the Honkai universe after Honkai Impact 3rd.

Rather than the action-RPG combat of its predecessor, Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based RPG with exploration aspects that "takes players on a cosmic adventure across the stars" on the fictional Astral Express through the galaxy's infinite wonders.

You'll roam its lands and bump into monsters on the overworld to trigger turn-based battles where your small squad use elementally-attuned attacks to deal damage to targets.

Honkai: Star Rail voice actors

If some of the voices in Honkai: Star Rail seem familiar, then we've compiled the eight characters' voice actors, and where you may recognise them from.

English

Character
English voice actor
Known for
Himeko
Cia Court
League of Legends (Vi the Piltover Enforcer), Genshin Impact (Ogura Mio)
Welt
Corey Landis
That 70's Show (Young Red)
Danheng
Nicholas Leung
Stuck (Lead role)
March 7th
Andi Gibson
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Impa)
Gepard
Bryson Baugus
Attack on Titan (Falco)
Steele
Molley Zhang
Smite (Mulan)
Clara
Emily Sun and D.C. Douglas
Resident Evil (Albert Wesker, played by Douglas)
Asta
Felecia Angelle
Genshin Impact (Mona)

Beyond borrowing talent from the studio's own Genshin Impact, the English Honkai: Star Rail voice actors list is already looking stellar (pardon the pun). With Resident Evil's Albert Wesker there and even Impa from The Legend of Zelda, there's some top-tier talent ready to breathe life into this world.

Japanese

Character
Japanese voice actor
Known for
Himeko
Tanaka Rie
Genshin Impact, Dr. Stone
Welt
Wakana Sawamura
Attack On Titan, DanMachi
Danheng
Ito Kent
Otakoi, The Idomaster SideM
March 7th
Kayo Zenna
Black Clover, Goblin Slayer
Gepard
Furukawa Makoto
Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, Demon Slayer
Seele
Nakahara Mai
Honkai Impact 3rd, Azur Lane
Clara
Hidaka Rina & Yasumoto Hiroki
Rising of the Shield Hero, Bleach
Asta
Akasaki Chinatsu
Jujutsu Kaisen, DanMachi, Scarlet Nexus

Aside from, again, borrowing the cast of Genshin Impact, the Japanese Honkai: Star Rail voice actors come from anywhere from idol franchises like The Idolmaster all the way to violent shows like Attack on Titan. Talk about a mismatch.

And that's everything we know about Honkai: Star Rail right now. Again, Mihoyo hasn't revealed much (if anything) since the game's announcement back in October last year.

As such, there isn't a whole lot to add to this Honkai: Star Rail tier list at the moment. Rest assured, however, that when the game is released, this will be the best page to get all of your character rankings. Bookmark it now and thank us later.

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