The Honkai Star Rail 1.5 update is coming and this is why you should be saving those Warps for Phase 2.

Honkai Star Rail 1.5 update will soon be upon us, introducing Argenti, Huohuo and Hanya as playable characters. The new 1.5 version is entitled The Crespucule Zone and revolves around the Creation Furnace, which has burst apart unleashing heliobi (demons). The Ten-Lords Commission - with the help of Trailblazer - are tasked with wiping out these demons.

Honkai Star Rail 1.5 release date

The Honkai Star Rail 1.5 update will go live on November 15 in Asia and Europe, and November 14 for North America.

Honkai Star Rail 1.5 release time by region

  • U.S. West Coast: 6 p.m. on November 14
  • U.S. East Coast: 9 p.m. on November 14
  • United Kingdom: 2 a.m. on November 15
  • Singapore: 11 a.m. on November 15

The servers will go down for the update and maintenance starting at 6 a.m. SGT / 9 p.m. UK / 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PST. MiHoYo said they expect the update to take approximately five hours to go live.

Honkai Star Rail 1.4 update countdown

Honkai Star Rail Version 1.5 New Characters

The version 1.5 update will introduce two new 5-star characters; Argenti and Huohuo. The Phase 1 Event Banner will feature Huohuo, who is expected to play a key role in the storyline of version 1.5 due to her tail also being a Heliobi (demon). Yes, we're not making this up. Argenti and Hanya will follow in Phase 2, so start saving up your Stellar Jade.

Path of Abundance
Path of Erudition
Path of Harmony
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 2
The new characters in Honkai Star Rail 1.5 update

Huohuo is a 5-star Wind character on the Path of Abundance, who can offer healing, energy restoration and an ATK DMG boost. Argenti is a 5-star Physical character on the Path of Erudition who can consume Energy to deal additional damage. Argenti's Crit DMG will also stack the more enemies he attacks.

Hanya in the version 1.5 Special Program trailer
Hanya in the version 1.5 Special Program trailer

Finally, Hanya is a 4-star character on the Path of Harmony, who can place a debuff called Burden on enemies, increasing the DMG they will receive from your party. For the hardcore Honkai Star Rail players, Argenti on paper looks like a dream of a DPS character. Meanwhile, Hanya's alluring appearance and seemingly dark and brooding persona has sparked the interest of casual fans.

Event Banners

The version 1.5 update Event Banners are interesting, as for once Phase 2 is significantly better than Phase 1. Unless you're a massive fan of Huohuo, you won't want to run the risk of getting a Dan Heng or Arlan.

Banner schedule

  • November 15 - November 19, 2023 - Huohuo: Bloom in Gloom (Phase 1)
  • November 29 - December 13, 2023 - Argenti: Thorns of Scent Crown (Phase 2)
  • November 29 - December 13, 2023 - Silver Wolf: Contract Zero (Phase 2)

Honkai Star Rail 1.5 banners: Phase 1

Huohuo is the spotlighted character in the Phase 1 event banner for Version 1.5 update. For those looking to add a new healer to their roster, Huohuo is a 5-Star and offers healing and energy restoration. Unfortunately, the other three drop-rate boosted characters are all very low-tier characters. We wouldn't waste too many Warps on this banner and instead save for Phase 2.

  • HuoHuo
  • Dan Heng
  • Arlan
  • Serval

Honkai Star Rail 1.5 banners: Phase 2

Argenti: Thorns of Scented Crown

The Phase 2 banner will undoubtedly be the most popular as it offers not only 5-Star Argenti but also 4-Star Hanya plus version 1.4's new healer Lynx.

  • Argenti
  • Hanya
  • Lynx
  • Asta

Silver Wolf: Contract Zero

A re-run of an old banner but the addition of Hanya and Lynx makes this worth Warping for if you're not too big a fan of Argenti.

  • Silver Wolf
  • Hanya
  • Lynx
  • Asta

Where is Ruan Mei and Xueyi?

Ruan Mei and Xueyi have been confirmed for version 1.6 which is expected to drop mid-December.