Genshin Impact Developer Launches Honkai: Star Rail Closed Beta Sign-ups

Genshin Impact developer miHoYo has announced the Honkai: Star Rail closed beta sign-ups are now available, enabling fans to get a chance at testing their next game.

The Honkai: Star Rail closed beta sign-ups are now available over on the game’s official site, and include both the smartphone and Windows PC versions of the game.

Honkai: Star Rail is a new game set in the same universe as miHoYo’s previously released yet still popular game Honkai Impact 3rd, a gacha-focused third person action game where you fight monsters and cataclysms.

Here’s all the info for the closed beta:

Sign-Up Period

Start Date: 2021/10/8 10:00 (UTC+8)

End Date: Please wait for a later announcement on the exact end date.

About the First Closed Beta

This is the first closed beta for Honkai: Star Rail. This closed beta test will have a limited number of participants, is free of charge, and any game account progress will be deleted after the beta. We can only grant a limited number of Trailblazers access, thank you for your understanding.

The game is still in development. As such, content of the beta test does not represent the final quality of the product.

How to Participate in the First Closed Beta

How to Sign Up: Go to the first closed beta sign-up page, fill out the sign-up survey, then submit. The Express Crew will randomly choose certain Trailblazers and grant them the access to the beta test.

※ Each miHoYo Account ID can only fill out the sign-up survey once. Changes cannot be made after submitting the survey. You cannot re-submit the survey. Please make ensure that all information you provide is accurate and complete.

About First Closed Beta Eligibility

After the first closed beta sign-up survey closes, the Express Crew will inform winning Trailblazers by email and text message to the contact information provided in the survey.

In addition, the Express Crew will send the installation package to you by email. Please make sure that you fill in the correct email address and phone number.

First Closed Beta Device Specifications

Please ensure that you have more than 10 GB of available storage space on your device to download and run the beta test.


Recommended Specifications

iOS 12 or later

iPhone: iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or better

iPad: iPad with Apple A12 processor or better

※ October 2018 model or later


Recommended Specifications

Windows 7 or later with Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 8GB of RAM, discrete graphics card, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or better

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