Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2 Update Adds Kafka and Blade as Playable Character

HoYoverse has announced that Honkai Star Rail’s Version 1.2, titled “Even Immortality Ends,” will arrive on July 19 on iOS, Android, and PC.

This Honkai Star Rail update will usher in new enemies, events, rewards, and new playable characters such as Blade, Kafka, and Luka.

In Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2, as Dan Heng finally reunites with the Astral Express Crew, the team will witness Xianzhou Luofu drowning in a setback that threatens the fate of the whole Alliance. The Trailblazers will need to overcome a number of obstacles and explore two new areas — the Alchemy Commission and Scalegorge Waterscape, where decisive battles await. Players will reach the core of the Stellaron disaster and discover hidden truths buried in this gigantic Silkpunk flagship.

Meanwhile, Blade, a mysterious Stellaron Hunter, is set to join the roster of Honkai Star Rail playable characters, and Trailblazers will find out more about his backstory as things unfold. Due to unforeseen events, Blade was bestowed with eternal life, enabling his body to heal from grave illnesses and injuries, and the bandages he wears serve a purpose beyond mere aesthetics. During combats, as a five-star Wind-Type character who follows the Path of Destruction, Blade secures himself a competitive edge by sacrificing his own HP to deal amplified damage to enemies and gain the upper.

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In addition to Blade, another highly anticipated member from Stellaron Hunters will make her long-awaited debut on the Honkai Star Rail playable roster. Kafka entered the world on Pteruges-V, a planet where the concept of fear was foreign to its citizens. As a result, she was incapable of experiencing the emotion of fear, leaving her unable to grasp the significance of life.

As a five-star Lightning-Type character following the Path of Nihility, Kafka showcases her strength by dealing additional damage over time to enemies. Her Skill inflicts Lightning damage to multiple targets. If an enemy is already afflicted with Damage over Time, they will receive additional damage both during their turn and after Kafka’s attack. Her Ultimate, on the other hand, deals Lightning damage to all enemies, with a chance of Shocking targets and immediately dealing additional damage to those already Shocked.

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Following his initial introduction at the mid-year Summer Game Fest in June 2023, Luka the Belobog-born-and-bred hero will soon make his way into the game, becoming available for players to recruit. As a valued member of Wildfire and apprentice to Oleg, Luka combines his strength with an optimistic and carefree spirit to safeguard the inhabitants of the Underworld.

As a four-star Physical-Type character following the Path of Nihility, his Skill deals Physical damage to a single target and has a chance of inflicting Bleed. During battles, Luka can also enhance his basic attack after landing multiple hits. His Ultimate, in addition to dealing damage, of course, also grants “Fighting Will,” which may increase the damage the target receives for a set number of turns.

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Honkai Star Rail is now available on iOS, Android, and PC. A PS5 version is scheduled to come out in Q4 2023.

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