Here’s how to pre-install Honkai: Star Rail and be ready to go when the game launches

Honkai: Star Rail releases on April 26 and there are already more than ten million fans eagerly waiting to play the game. Honkai: Star Rail is a tactical turned-based RPG and comes from MiHoYo, the same studio that has published games like Genshin Impact and Honkai: Impact the 3rd. Here's how to install Honkai: Star Rail on PC.

How to download Honkai: Star Rail on PC

Here are the steps to download and install Honkai: Star Rail on PC:

  1. Go to Honkai: Star Rail official website by clicking here.
  2. You should see a big "Download Now" button. 
  3. Click on the button to start the web download of the launcher.
  4. Install the launcher from the .exe file that you downloaded.
  5. When you start the launcher, you should see another Download button - this time for the game.
  6. Click on the Download button to start the game download
How to install Honkai Star Rail on PC. (Image Credit: MiHoYo)
The Honkai Star Rail installation. (Image Credit: MiHoYo)
(Image Credit: MiHoYo)
Honkai Star Rail is an RPG. (Image Credit: MiHoYo)
(Image Credit: MiHoYo)

Which platforms is the game available on?

Honkai: Star Rail installation complete image. (Image Credit: MiHoYo)
Honkai: Star Rail installation complete image. (Image Credit: MiHoYo)

MiHoYo has plans for releasing Honkai: Star Rail on a variety of platforms. Here are some of the platforms listed on the official website.

  • Epic Games Store
  • Google Play Store
  • App Store (iOS users)
  • Playstation

The game will launch with the PC version and presumably the mobile versions as well. However, there are plans to release on Epic Games Store and later on PlayStation as well. We will keep you updated with the latest information about the game’s release on these platforms. 

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How big is the Game?

The game download file size is around 10 GB at the time of writing. There might be subsequent updates adding to the size of the game. But considering the average size of games nowadays, ten gigabytes is not that big for a game that promises to be one of the most exciting launches of 2023.

Stay tuned to for the latest Honkai: Star Rail news and updates.