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Honkai: Star Rail 1.6 - Unveiling the Banners and Exciting Events

The highly anticipated Honkai: Star Rail 1.6 update is right around the corner, and the official announcement is here to get us all excited. Titled "Crown of the Mundane and Divine," this latest patch promises...

The highly anticipated Honkai: Star Rail 1.6 update is right around the corner, and the official announcement is here to get us all excited. Titled "Crown of the Mundane and Divine," this latest patch promises an array of thrilling additions. From the Trailblazer Continuation Missions to updates in the Simulated Universe and Memory of Chaos, there's something for everyone. But that's not all – brace yourselves for a chance to obtain a free 5-Star character! And let's not forget the two captivating Banner phases and the launch of some exciting time-limited events. So, mark your calendars and get ready for an epic adventure in the world of Honkai Impact 3rd.

Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banners: New Characters Await

The highlight of the 1.6 update is the introduction of three new playable characters. Say hello to Ruan Mei, Dr Ratio, and Xueyi, who will be making their debut in the highly anticipated 1.6 Banners. Additionally, the returning 5-Star characters, Blade and Kafka, are sure to captivate players once again.

Players will be delighted to know that Dr Ratio will be available for free to all players who unlock the mail system and log in between the release of his Banner in version 1.6 and the end of version 2.1. This exciting opportunity presents players with the chance to add this exceptional character to their collection without spending a dime.

Phase 1 of the 1.6 Banner schedule kicks off with Ruan Mei and Blade, with the elegant Xueyi accompanying them on both Banners. Ruan Mei, the new 5-Star Ice attacker of The Harmony path, shines in her exquisite Floral Triptych Banner. Meanwhile, Blade, the returning 5-Star Wind attacker of the Destruction path, takes the spotlight in the A Lost Soul Banner. And let's not forget about Xueyi, the new 4-Star Quantum attacker of the Destruction path, who spices up both of these fantastic Banners.

ruan mei banner in version 1.6 with four stars xueyi, march 7th and tingyun blade banner in version 1.6 with four stars xueyi, march 7th and tingyun Image credit: HoYoverse

In Phase 2, players will have the chance to obtain Dr Ratio and Kafka. Dr Ratio, the new 5-Star Imaginary attacker of The Hunt path, will be available in his Panta Rhei Banner. Kafka, the returning 5-Star Lightning attacker of The Nihility path, will be waiting for players in her Nessun Dorma Banner.

dr ratio banner in version 1.6 with sushang, natasha and hook kafka banner in version 1.6 with sushang, natasha and hook Image credit: HoYoverse

With such a diverse lineup of characters, the 1.6 update promises to bring a whole new level of excitement to the Honkai Impact 3rd universe. Don't miss out on the opportunity to add these formidable warriors to your collection!

Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Events: Unleash Your Power

The 1.6 update is not just about new characters; it also introduces a variety of thrilling events that are sure to keep players engaged. Let's take a closer look at what's in store:

  • Trailblaze Continuance Mission: Prepare for an exhilarating mission that will test your skills and bravery.
  • New Area - Herta Space Station Seclusion Zone: Explore mysterious new territories and uncover the secrets they hold.
  • New Echo of War - Borehole Planet's Old Crater: Engage in intense battles and prove your worth.
  • Gift of Odyssey check-in event: Don't miss out on the rewards waiting for you during this exciting check-in event.
  • Simulated Universe update - Gold and Gears: Experience new challenges and unlock the path of Erudition in The Swarm, along with the new Intra-Cognition feature.
  • Memory of Chaos auto clear function: Take advantage of the auto clear function and conquer stage 7 with ease.
  • Memory of Chaos permanent update: Stages 11 and 12 have been added, along with a new currency for the Forgotten Hall shop. Plus, the time to complete the stages has been extended to six weeks.
  • Pure Fiction combat challenges: Put your skills to the test and earn fantastic rewards, including a free 4-Star Lynx character. The Pure Fiction and Memory of Chaos events alternate every two weeks.
  • Daily Training update: Enjoy an improved daily training experience with easier tasks.
  • Planar Fissure event: Make the most of this event and double your drops of Planar Ornaments from January 10th to January 17th.
  • Realm of the Strange event: Embrace the challenge and double your drops of Cavern of Corrosion from January 26th to February 2nd.
  • Materials update: Now you can obtain level-up items even if you haven't unlocked the story area for their challenge.

Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banner and event details Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banner and event details Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banner and event details Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banner and event details Image credit: HoYoverse

In addition to these exciting events, three limited-time events will add an extra layer of thrill during the 1.6 update. Let's take a quick look at what awaits you:

Critter Pick

Embark on an extraordinary journey as you cultivate and care for adorable little creatures on the Herta Space Station. With the opportunity to create "mutated" versions of these creatures under the right circumstances, this event promises a unique experience. Don't forget, you may even get a chance to control Peppy, Asta's lovable dog, during this enchanting event. Prepare for a world of rewards, including Stellar Jade, Tracks of Destiny, character and Light Cone level-up materials, and an exclusive chatbox design.

The Critter Pick event starts on Wednesday, December 27th, and ends on Monday, February 5th. Make sure to complete the "The Blue - When the Stars of Ingenuity Shine" Trailblaze Continuance Mission to participate fully in this event.

Virtual Scentventure

Get ready for an extraordinary olfactory experience in the Virtual Scentventure event. Test your abilities and acquire buffs against illusionary enemies by using "Scent Plugins." You'll face familiar foes, but beware – their attacks and buffs have taken a new form. Enjoy the rewards that await, including Stellar Jade, Tracks of Destiny, Relic Remains, and character and Light Cone level-up materials.

The Virtual Scentventure event commences on Wednesday, January 17th, and concludes on Monday, February 5th. To participate, complete the "Jarilo-VI - Silent Galaxy" Trailblaze Mission.

Pure Fiction

Pure Fiction is a permanent addition to Honkai: Star Rail that alternates every two weeks with the Memory of Chaos updates. In each six-week rendition of Pure Fiction, players must clear stages by accumulating as many points as possible before the cycles end. With enemies constantly appearing until the cycles deplete, players can rack up high scores and earn stars in each stage. Take advantage of buffs to create powerful teams and achieve higher scores. Reaching a certain stage will reward you with a 4-Star character, Lynx, and a total of 720 Stellar Jade for obtaining three stars in all stages.

Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banner and event details Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banner and event details Image credit: HoYoverse

Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Release Date and Time

Get ready to embark on your Honkai adventure as the Star Rail 1.6 update arrives on Wednesday, December 27th. The maintenance schedule follows the usual pattern, with the update becoming available at 3 am (GMT). For players in the United States, the update will be accessible on Tuesday, December 26th, at 10 pm (ET). To help you plan your gaming session, here is the release date and time for various time zones:

  • East Coast US: Tuesday, December 26th, 10 pm (ET)
  • Central US: Tuesday, December 26th, 9 pm (CT)
  • West Coast US: Tuesday, December 26th, 7 pm (PT)
  • Australia: Wednesday, December 27th, 2 pm (AET)
  • Japan: Wednesday, December 27th, 12 pm (JST)
  • Europe: Wednesday, December 27th, 4 am (CET)
  • UK: Wednesday, December 27th, 3 am (GMT)

Please note that the above times are approximate, and there may be slight variations. However, based on HoYoverse's track record, their provided times have proven to be highly accurate.

Honkai Star Rail 1.6 Banner and event details Image credit: HoYoverse

With Honkai: Star Rail 1.6, a world of adventure and excitement awaits. Get ready to explore new realms, master powerful characters, and immerse yourself in thrilling events. Don't miss out on this incredible update – embrace the challenge, unlock new possibilities, and conquer the Honkai universe like never before.

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