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Honkai Star Rail next Banner: Warp events for version 1.3

Upcoming 5 star characters and how the gacha system works.

Anime artwork for Honkai Star Rail showing the characters Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae and Fu Xuan.
Image credit: VG247/HoYoverse

If you want to pull for new characters in Honkai: Star Rail you will need to know how its complicated gacha system works. But if you've played Genshin Impact before you'll get a distinct sense of deja vu when you try to bag a 5 star character for the first time.

Seeing as both games are made by HoYoverse, it stands to reason they would share a lot in common. That's most apparent in Honkai Star Rail's Warp system, which is very similar to Genshin Impact's Banners system, and is similarly used to unlock new characters. If you're thinking of jumping into Honkai Star Rail we've rounded up everything you need to know about how Warps work.

We've got details on how to obtain new Warps in Honkai Star Rail, why you'll need Stellar Jades to Warp for characters, the chances of getting a 5 star or 4 star character and details on the current Warp and next Honkai Star Rail Banner. If want to pull on the latest Banner for version 1.3 but you're running short on Star Rail Special Passes make sure you head to our Honkai Star Rail codes page so you can get more Stellar Jades.



Honkai Star Rail current Banner

The current Honkai Star Rail Banner is Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae, with this five star character launching on Wednesday, 30 August 2023. Imbibitor Lunae is the headline attraction of the Phase 1 Character Event Warp for version 1.3, with Kafka the previous Banner.

Imbibitor Lunae's Banner also has boosted drop rates for a number of four star characters:

  • Asta
  • March 7th
  • Yukong
Honkai Star Rail promotional artwork showing what's included with the Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae Banner.
Image credit: VG247/HoYoverse

HoYoverse also launched a new Light Cone Warp alongside the Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae Banner. The current Light Cone Warp is for Imbibitor Lunae's five star Brighter Than the Sun weapon. The Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae Character Event Warp and Light Cone Event Warp both end on Wednesday, 20 September 2023.

Honkai Star Rail promotional artwork showing the Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae Light Cone Warp.
Image credit: VG247/HoYoverse

Honkai Star Rail next Banner

The next Honkai Star Rail Banner is Fu Xuan, with this five star character expected to launch on Wednesday, 20 September 2023. Fu Xuan is the main attraction of the Phase 2 Character Event Warp for version 1.3.

Alongside Fu Xuan a number of four star characters will also get boosted drop rates, including the new Lynx character:

  • Hook
  • Pela
  • Lynx
Honkai Star Rail promotional artwork showing what's included with the Fu Xuan Banner.
Image credit: VG247/HoYoverse

A new Light Cone Event Warp will also launch alongside the Fu Xuan Banner. The next Light Cone Warp will be for Fu Xuan's five star She Already Shut Her Eyes weapon. This Light Cone Warp is also expected to launch on Wednesday, 20 September 2023.

Honkai Star Rail promotional artwork showing the Fu Xuan Light Cone Warp.
Image credit: VG247/HoYoverse

How does the Honkai Star Rail Warp system work?

To get new 5 star and 4 star characters in Honkai Star Rail, and high tier Light Cones (aka weapons) you will need to use the Warp system. As with other gacha games, this is a chance based system where you could strike it lucky or end up empty handed.

There are four different types of Warps which offer different items and differing chances of success.

Image showing what players can claim with a regular Warp in Honkai Star Rail.
Credit: Hoyoverse | Image credit: HoYoverse

What can you get with each Warp?

Not sure which Warp to choose? We've got details below on the different Warp types, what items you can get and what it'll cost you:

  • Starter Warp - Star Rail Pass - 5 star character within 50 Warps, 4 star character every 10 Warps
  • Regular Warp - Star Rail Pass - 5 star character within 90 Warps, 4 star character every 10 Warps -
  • Character Event Warp - Star Rail Special Pass - Promotional 5 star and 4 star characters
  • Light Cone Event Warp - Star Rail Special Pass - Promotional 5 star and 4 star items

Before you jump in and start Warping for new characters there are a few important things to point out.

The Starter Warp, which is also known as the Departure Warp, is only available for new players. Unlike other Warps, you need to purchase 10 Warps at a time to use the Starter Warp - but there's a 20 percent discount on the amount of Star Rail Passes you'll need. Plus, it offers the best 5 star rate of any Warp. Once you've Warped 50 times on the Starter Warp the banner disappears.

The Character Event Warp and Light Cone Event Warp are where you'll need to head to get limited-time promotional items. Newly released 5 star characters and weapons, which are a highlight of each major update, will be available via these Warps.

The Regular Warp is a permanent banner which is also known as the Stellar Warp. It offers 5 star and below characters and Light Cones.

Why do you need Stellar Jades to Warp?

The in-game Stellar Jade currency is used to purchase Star Rail Passes, which are needed to Warp. One Star Rail Pass costs 160 Stellar Jades.

Star Rail Special Passes also cost 160 Stellar Jades, and these passes can also be purchased with 10 Starlights or 150 Embers.

What is the 5 star rate in Honkai Star Rail?

The likelihood of getting a 5 star item depends on which Warp you've chosen. The Starter Warp offers the best 5 star rate, guaranteeing a 5 star item within 50 Warps. But this banner is only available for 50 Warps and then it disappears.

With the Regular and Character Warps you'll get one 5 star item per 90 Warps, and with Light Cone Warps, it's one 5 star item per 80 Warps.

With Character and Light Cone Warps if you manage to pull a 5 star item there's a 50 percent chance it will be a promotional item. If not, you'll be guaranteed a promotional item next time you pull a 5 star item on that Warp.

What is the 4 star rate in Honkai Star Rail?

Whatever Warp you choose, you will have the same 4 star rate. For every 10 Warps you will receive at least one 4 star item.

This rate is the same for Starter Warps, Regular Warps, Character Event Warps and Light Cone Event Warps.

The Character and Light Cone Warps also have three promotional 4 star items with increased drop rates.

Does Honkai Star Rail have a Pity system?

Honkai Star Rail does have a Pity system. With the Standard and Character Event Warps you will get a 5 star character after 90 Warps. With Light Cone Events you will get a 5 star item after 80 Warps.

Key artwork for new mobile game Honkai Star Rail showing a selection of the new main characters posing.
Credit: Hoyoverse | Image credit: HoYoverse

Need more help with Honkai Star Rail? Head to our Honkai Star Rail Tier List which ranks all of the game's characters from best to worst. For more HSR help find out what to use Credits for in Honkai Star Rail and have a look at our Honkai Star Rail Weakness Table.

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