On January 25, the Chinese developer HoYoverse, previously known as miHoYo, announced the final closed beta sign-up for its new open-world role-playing game with a turn-based combat system.
Honkai: Star Rail's closed beta test will require a small number of participants, so the signing in process does not imply your participation. After the beta, each player's game account progress will be deleted, and the game may be updated a bit before the full release.
HoYoverse is asking players to fill out a survey during the sign-up process, as well as the option to be selected to take part in an online voice-call interview over Discord during the beta. Players who are willing to participate in the interview may have a higher chance of being selected.
- Access the official sign-up page.
- On the initial page, click on the Sign-up button.
- You will be asked to log in to your HoYoverse/miHoYo account. Log in or register to continue.
- The information page of the survey will appear. Read it and click Start.
- The survey will begin by asking questions mostly about your gaming preferences and habits. Answer them.
- After finishing and closing the survey page, they will ask for your email, with the options for your preferred platform for the beta. Select your platforms and fill in the email box.
- Click the “get code” button to receive an email with the verification password. Type it down.
- Accept the terms and click Submit.
- A “Sign-up Sussceful” message will appear and it’s done.
This beta test supports PC, Android, and iOS platforms. To ensure a smooth testing experience for all players, HoYoverse recommends these requirements.
Recommended equipment: Intel® CoreTM i7 Processor, 8 GB of RAM, discrete graphics card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, or better
Snapdragon 865, Kirin 9000, Dimensity 1000, or better.
iPhone: iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or better.
iPad: iPad with Apple A12 processor or better (October 2018 model or later).
- Must be iOS 12 or higher. macOS is currently not supported.
According to a HoYoverse press release, "Honkai: Star Rail invites players to board the Astral Express and explore different worlds, each one filled with unique adventures and surprises." "The protagonist, who was implanted with a [Stellaron], embarks on a journey aboard the Astral Express with a group of passengers who claim to have inherited the spirit of [the Trailblaze], while exploring the realms of the universe."