Sign-up opens with a new trailer.
Honkai: Star Rail is the latest entry in the Honkai franchise of games from the Chinese developer HoYoverse, formerly known as miHoYo. The creators of Genshin Impact announced the second closed beta sign-up for its new open-world role-playing game with a turn-based combat system today.
This closed beta test for Honkai: Star Rail will call for a limited number of participants, so the process of signing in does not guarantee your participation. Every player chosen will have their game account progress deleted after the beta and the game can change a bit before its full release.
To participate, HoYoverse is asking players to answer a survey in the sign-up process, and it includes the optional possibility to be selected to join an online voice-call interview over Discord during the beta. Players who are willing to participate in the interview could have a better chance of being selected. The sign-up period started today, and it goes until May 15. All selected players will receive a notification by email.
This beta test supports PC, Android, and iOS platforms. To ensure a smooth testing experience for all players, HoYoverse recommends these specifications.
Recommended specifications: Intel® Core i5 Processor, 8 GB of RAM, discrete graphics card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, or better.
Snapdragon 865, Kirin 9000, or better.
iPhone: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, or better.
iPad: iPad with Apple A12 processor or better (October 2018 model or later).
Honkai: Star Rail invites players to board the Astral Express and travel across unique worlds, each filled with different adventures and surprises,” according to a HoYoverse press release. “Featuring a world awaiting discovery with elements of myths and legends blended into the space sci-fi story. The protagonist, who was implanted with a [Stellaron], embarks on a trip aboard the Astral Express with a group of passengers who claim to have inherited the spirit of [the Trailblaze], pursuing the trails of [Aeons] to explore the realms of the universe.