During their Special Program, HoYoverse has announced the latest Version Update coming to Honkai Star Rail. Version 1.6, Crown of the Mundane and Divine, will be coming to PC, mobile and PlayStation 5 on December 27. This update will add a new Simulated Universe area, new playable characters, as well as a plethora of new events for players to enjoy.
After helping out Huo Huo with the paranormal issues plaguing Fyxestroll Garden, the Trailblazer returns to Herta Space Station and encounters Madam Ruan Mei, one of the Genius Society members, for the first time. In the process of clone cultivation, she encounters a certain anomaly, which showed up in the form of a Swarm King prototype and a fierce Swarm Disaster entity, and due to an incident during the experiment, this “Borehole Planet’s Old Crater” came into being in the Seclusion Zone of Herta Space Station.
Joining the Trailblazer in this Version update are three new characters. The first of them is the previously mentioned Madam Ruan Mei, who is a 5-star Ice-Type character following the Path of Harmony, and member 81 of the Genius Society. From the very beginning, her research has focused on biological science. Despite being one of the founders of the Simulated Universe, she hardly ever works on it. In battle, Skill, Strings Sing in Slow Twirls, can increase the Ultimate damage and Weakness Break’s efficiency of all allies. Her Ultimate, Petals to Stream, Repose in Dream, creates a field that grants buffs to all allies.
The second character is Dr. Ratio, also a scholar, will also make his debut. He is a 5-star Imaginary-Type character following the Path of the Hunt, belonging to a different Nous-worshiping organization, the Intelligentsia Guild. His Skill, Intellectual Mindwifery, deals Imaginary damage to a single target, and his Talent, Cogito, Ergo Sum, deals more damage based on how many debuffs an enemy has. His Ultimate attack deals Imaginary damage to all enemies.
Lastly we have Xueyi, a 4-star Quantum-Type character following the Path of Destruction. Xueyi’s original body was replaced long ago with a permanent puppet system on behalf of the Ten-Lords Commission, who later agreed that for every culprit Xueyi apprehended, she would be rewarded with a half day’s wakespan. Similar to her sister Hanya, Xueyi is a formidable presence on the battlefield, with her Skill, Iniquity Obliteration, dealing Quantum damage to a single target and any enemy adjacent to it. Her Ultimate, Divine Castigation, able to Quantum damage to a single target and Toughness depletion that ignores Weakness Types. The more Toughness is depleted, the greater her damage.
Ruan Mei will become available in the first half of Event Warps, alongside a rerun banner for Blade. Dr. Ratio will be available in the second half of Event Warps, alongside a rerun for Kafka. But that’s not all. When the second half of banners goes live, all players will receive a copy of Dr. Ratio for free. Yes, you read that right–everyone is getting him at no added cost! This is to celebrate the awards that Star Rail has won this year.
In the Simulated Universe area, Ruan Mei has developed a simulated Nous and frozen space-time just before the demise of member 27 — Emperor Rubert, titled Simulated Universe: Gold and Gears. Furthermore, latest update adds the Path of Erudition and daringly experiments with separating dice from paths. The dice come with six slots for equipping various Dice Face effects. By collecting Trailblaze Secrets, the Trailblazer can unlock even more Dice Face effects while facing different challenges.
From Version 1.6, a new universal Path material, Tears of Dreams, will be added As a universal material. Tears of Dreams can be used to replace Path materials to activate Traces or ascend Light. Cones when the required Path materials are insufficient. Materials of different rarities require different amounts of Tears of Dreams. After the Version 1.6 update, players will be receiving those materials for free. The Forgotten Hall will also be updated with a new Auto-Clear feature, where if you clear Stage 7 with 3-stars, you’ll receive all of the rewards from previous stages.
You can watch the Version 1.6 Trailer below:
You can watch the Special Program for Honkai Star Rail below:
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