Honkai Star Rail 1.3 is finally here – here’s everything you need to know about Hoyoverse’s next game update from release date to upcoming content.

If you’re looking forward to seeing what’s next for Honkai Star Rail, here’s a sneak peek into what to expect later in update 1.3:

Honkai Star Rail 1.3 Release Date

The Honkai Star Rail 1.3 update’s released on August 30, 2023 at 4 AM server time.

On this date, new story content, events, and a brand-new character banner arrived in-game, following the conclusion of Kafka’s Nessun Dorma event banner.

Then, Phase 2 of the 1.3 update should kick off on September 20, 2023. This will bring with it further in-game events and the second new character banner.

Honkai Star Rail Pompom

Here’s everything fans can expect from HSR 1.3:

Honkai Star Rail 1.3 Banners

Honkai Star Rail 1.3 will bring 2 new 5-Star characters to the game via event banners:

  • Phase 1 (August 30) – Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae
  • Phase 2 (September 20) – Fu Xuan, Lynx

The new 5-Star characters coming to Honkai Star Rail are Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae and Fu Xuan.

There will also be one new 4-Star character, Lynx, dropping in the second of v1.3’s banners.

Players will be able to spend Star Rail Special Passes to roll on character banners for a chance at obtaining the 5-Star drops.

Here are the characters dropping in Honkai Star Rail 1.3:

Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Destruction
  • Element: Imaginary

High Elden of the Luofu, Imbibitor Lunae bears a striking resemblance to everyone’s favorite party member… Dan Heng.

Imbibitor Lunae is the bearer of the Azure Dragon’s legacy, entrusted with the duty of guarding the Ambrosial Arbor. With Dan Heng’s powers awakened, he becomes a separate character: Imbibitor Lunae.

Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae Honkai Star Rail

Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae arrives in the Epochal Spectrum Character Event Warp, which drops in 1.3 Phase 1 on August 30.

Fu Xuan

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Preservation
  • Element: Quantum

Fu Xuan is head of the Xianzhou Luofu’s Divination Commission. She is responsible for guiding the ship’s route by predicting the fortune of future events.

Due to her divination powers, Fu Xuan firmly believes that everything she does is the ‘best solution’ to any given situation.

Fu Xuan Honkai Star Rail

Fu Xuan will arrive in the second wave of Honkai Star Rail 1.3, in the Foreseen, Foreknown, Foretold Character Event Warp, beginning on September 20.


  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Abundance
  • Element: Quantum

The third member of the Landau family alongside Serval and Gepard, Lynx is one of Belobog’s best extreme environmental explorers.

Lynx Honkai Star Rail

Lynx may appear introverted and lazy, but it’s simply a way of avoiding contact with others.

As Lynx is a Quantum user, she will release in the same banner as Fu Xuan in wave 2 of the 1.3 update. Foreseen, Foreknown, Foretold Character Event Warp, will arrive on September 20, 2023.

New Missions

Trailblaze Story Missions

Yes, 1.3 will bring with it some brand-new story content, in the form of the ‘Obsequies Performed, A Long Road Ahead’ Trailblaze Mission new chapter.

This will detail the aftermath of Phantylia’s expulsion, but the dust hasn’t settled after the fight just yet.

Honkai Star Rail Version 1.3 New Missions

Companion Missions

On top of that, there are 4 new Companion Missions coming in Honkai: Star Rail 1.3, adding more depth to your favorite characters. Playing each one will also unlock bonus rewards in-game.

  • Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae – The Dragon Returns Home
  • March 7th – Total Recall
  • Lynx – Farther Than The Snow Plains
  • Luka – Mo Cuishle

1.3 Events

Aurum Alley’s Hustle and Bustle

In 1.3’s first event (and a new permanent mode), Trailblazers will be responsible for managing the re-opening of the decaying Aurum Alley. Players will make decisions about the new area’s fate, in an engaging new management sim.

Aurum Alley's Hustle and Bustle Honkai Star Rail

Arrange cargo shipments and plan logistics routes to accumulate funds, which in turn can be used to revamp the landscape (and businesses) of Aurum Alley.

Among the rewards available in this event include Tracks of Destiny, Stellar Jade, and even 4-Star character Sushang!

Simulated Universe: The Swarm Disaster

In a major standalone expansion to the Simulated Universe, there are new rewards to earn and challenges to face.

In this new way to play the Simulated Universe, players will explore the fall of the Aeon of Propagation, Tayzzyronth.

Simulated Universe The Swarm Disaster

Trailblazers will need to progress through the randomly generated levels by completing a variety of tasks, in addition to the usual combat encounters.

And of course, there will also be new enemies to encounter, in the form of The Swarm.

Space Station Task Force

There are new troubles afoot on the Herta Space Station and Trailblazers are needed to solve the station’s issues.

Honkai Star Rail Space Station Task Force

Help out in Space Station Task Force (a new tab in the Assignment space) and assign the correct characters to earn a variety of rewards, including the all-important Stellar Jade.

Planar Fissure

Planar Fissure is back, and players will have a chance to challenge the original Simulated Universe to obtain double the amount of Planar Ornaments.

Honkai Star Rail Version 1.3 Planar Fissure

By using Immersion Devices in the S.U., you’ll be able to farm Ornaments more easily than ever.

Garden of Plenty

And it’s not just Planar Fissure making a return! Garden of Plenty allows players to receive double the amount of rewards from both Golden and Crimson Calyx each day.

Honkai Star Rail Garden of Plenty

This is one event you won’t want to miss out on, especially if you’re looking to level up your new characters quickly!

Gift of Odyssey 1.3

Yes, now confirmed by HoYoverse, Gift of Odyssey is officially back at the start of Honkai Star Rail 1.3!

Gift of Odyssey 1.3

This special event will grant players Star Rail Special Passes just for logging in each day, with a total of 10 passes up for grabs for free!

New Stagnent Shadows in HSR 1.3

There are two new Stagnent Shadows coming to Honkai Star Rail 1.3:

  • Space of Puppetry – Drops Suppressing Edict (Ascension Material for Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae)
  • Space of Abomination – Drops Nail of the Ape (Ascension Material for Fu Xuan)

Trailblaze Power Boost

As previously announced by HoYoverse, the Trailblaze Power cap will be increased from 180 to 240 in the new 1.3 update. This will allow players to do more with their day’s energy, and makes grinding a little easier.

But that’s not all, as a percentage of the maximum Trailblaze Power will even store away as Reserved Trailblaze Power. Therefore, should you forget to log on one day, you’ll have a little extra power to use the next time you do.

That’s all we know about Honkai Star Rail 1.3 for now, from release date to all upcoming content!

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