- The Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 livestream will showcase new additions to the turn-based RPG, including character banners and potential story content.
- Viewers of the livestream can receive Stellar Jade, the currency used to buy Star Rail Special Passes for limited-time gacha banners.
- The livestream will feature guest appearances from new characters and potential story hints.
The Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 livestream has already been set and will showcase a few of the new additions that will be added to the turn-based RPG in the upcoming patch. As a live-service game, the title by HoYoverse regularly receives new bits of content through updates, and before every update, the developer demonstrates some parts of what will be added through a special showcase, which also features rewards for spectators.
This article may contain a few spoilers regarding the story content for Version 1.2.
Those watching the special event can receive Stellar Jade in Honkai: Star Rail, the currency used to buy Star Rail Special Passes, which in turn allows them to pull from the limited-time gacha banners featuring exclusive characters or Light Cones. The Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 livestream should also tease a portion of the story content and events being added to the game, as the Nameless continue their adventures aboard the Xianzhou Luofu after defeating Phantylia.
When & Where To Watch Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 Livestream – Official Date & Time
As was announced by HoYoverse on the official Honkai: Star Rail account on Twitter, the special program referent to the upcoming patch already has a set date. The Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 livestream is due to occur on Friday, August 18, at 8:30 am ET. This seems to be in line with the general behavior for special livestreams, which occur near the weekend, two weeks prior to the release of the version itself. The special event will be broadcast on the official Honkai: Star Rail channel on YouTube.
What To Expect From The Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 Livestream
In addition to a few codes in Honkai: Star Rail, which will provide the aforementioned Stellar Jade, the special event will also showcase details about the upcoming character banners in the gacha system, as well as any potential story content and events programmed. The expected character banners to show up during the Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 livestream are those of Dan Heng – Imbibitor Lunae and Fu Xuan. The new character banners in Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 were teased prior to the release of Version 1.2, and these should be the featured 5-star heroes for the upcoming patch.
In fact, they will be present as guests during the livestream, along with Sushang and the host, Owlbert. It is uncertain if the game will receive main story content like in Version 1.2, but the upcoming patch does seem to continue centered around the Xianzhou Luofu – the location is the background for the special event, and the version’s name Celestial Eyes Above Mortal Ruins seems more in line with the destination’s theme. If there is any new story content teased in the Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 livestream, it is possible to speculate it will be focused on the remaining mysteries on the Luofu.
Even after the defeat of Phantylia and the containment of the Stellaron crisis on the flagship, Tingyun’s whereabouts remain unknown, and there are still mysteries surrounding the presence of Luocha on the Luofu. Additionally, Jingliu, Jing Yuan’s former master, has already presented herself as a threat on the flagship and may play a larger role in the story as it moves forward. As is usual, the Honkai: Star Rail 1.3 livestream will also present any events programmed for the upcoming version, and give larger details about how they will work.