Honkai: Star Rail 2.2: Release Date, Banners, QoL Updates, Events & More

Honkai Star Rail Version 2.2 update is just around the corner, promising a fresh wave of content. Here’s a breakdown of everything leaked and expected so far:

Honkai: Star Rail 2.2 Release Date

While not officially confirmed by HoYoverse, leaks suggest Honkai Star Rail 2.2 will arrive on May 7, 2024. This aligns with the end date of the current Aventurine banner. Stay tuned, as we’ll update this article with any official announcements!

Leaked Character Banners

Phase One:

  • Robin (Five-star, Physical, The Harmony)
  • Topaz (Five-star, Fire, The Hunt)

Phase Two:

  • Boothill (Five-star, Physical, The Hunt)
  • Argenti (Five-star, Physical, The Erudition or Fu Xuan (Five-star, Quantum, The Preservation)
Honkai Star Rail 2.2
Image via HoYoverse

Harmony Trailblazer Arrives!

Version 2.2 might not introduce a new four-star character, but it brings something far more exciting! Leaks suggest players will finally unlock the Imaginary element for the Trailblazer. Similar to the Belobog storyline where you acquired the Fire Trailblazer, Honkai Star Rail 2.2 might let you unlock the Imaginary element main character through a new Path: The Harmony.

For more details about the Harmony Trailblazer, check out this article.

New Weekly Boss

Currently, Honkai: Star Rail boasts four weekly bosses that test your team’s strength. Version 2.2 is rumored to shake things up with a colossal new addition.

Based on beta leaks, this boss boasts a chilling ceramic face, elongated arms, and a size that rivals other spacefaring adversaries. Interestingly, whispers suggest it resembles a male counterpart to Ena the Order, a divine being encountered in the game’s story.

Weekly boss Full model (phase 1) Via Astute
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Conquering this boss promises valuable rewards, including the coveted Ashblazing Grand Duke relic set and a Light Cone. To help strategize, leaks also reveal the boss’s elemental weaknesses: Physical, Quantum, Imaginary, and Lightning.

Events

Events are a mainstay in Honkai: Star Rail, offering players the chance to bolster their characters and progress through the endgame. Version 2.2 promises no shortage of activities, with a whopping five events leaked by BabyMonsterTeam. Let’s delve into what awaits:

2.2 Events Images via BabyMonsterTeam
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  • Treasures Lightward: This event throws down a gauntlet of challenges, tasking players with overcoming tough enemies to reap valuable rewards.
  • All About Boothill: Ever wondered what makes Boothill tick? This event promises to unlock confidential intel, potentially shedding light on this enigmatic character’s backstory.
  • Clocky: Dreamjoy Memoir: Brace yourselves for a major event! Clocky: Dreamjoy Memoir requires players to embark on missions and fill their Cosmic Reputation bar. The payoff? A treasure trove of resources including Refined Aether, Traveler’s Guides, Stellar Jades, and Credits – essential for character development and exploration.
  • Fate’s Atlas and The Legend of the Galactic Baseballer: Details about these events remain under wraps, but they undoubtedly hold exciting surprises!

Free Tomorrow’s Journey Light Cone

Thanks to a leak by Firefly Lover, we know this version will bless players with a free Light Cone called “For Tomorrow’s Journey.” This Harmony path weapon packs a punch for characters aligned with that path. Here’s what it offers:

  • Passive: Boosts Attack (ATK) by 16%.
  • Ultimate Activation: Grants an additional 18% damage boost for one turn when the wielder unleashes their ultimate ability.

2.2 Free 4 star Harmony LC
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The free Light Cone is just the tip of the iceberg. Leaks suggest a whopping six new Light Cones are incoming, each boasting unique stats and passive abilities. According to community insiders, some of these weapons will focus on boosting CRIT rate and Break Effect, while others will prioritize Energy Regeneration. These strategic armaments are expected to arrive in version 2.2 or later.

Quality-of-Life Features

Version 2.2 seems to be bringing a wave of improvements focused on player experience. Leaks from Dimbreath and Scoopy hint at a much-requested feature: the ability to mute the game when minimized. This will be a game-changer for auto-farmers who frequently alt-tab while exploring the cosmos.

Social Status

Taking inspiration from titles like Valorant and League of Legends, Honkai: Star Rail 2.2 might also introduce a social activity status feature. Friends will be able to see your in-game activity status, including whether you’re traversing a Simulated Universe or conquering the Forgotten Hall.

Honkai Star Rail 2.2 Leaks
Image via HoYoverse

While the full scope of this feature remains unclear, leaks suggest there might be an option to hide your online status if you prefer a solo spacefaring experience.

These leaks offer a glimpse into what Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.2 might hold, but more details are likely to surface as we approach the update’s release. Keep an eye out for further information, Trailblazers, and prepare to embark on an even more rewarding adventure through the Astral Corridor!

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