Free pulls will arrive just in time for 2.2’s new Warps.

It’s been a good first year for Honkai: Star Rail, and the community is looking forward to claiming its long-anticipated anniversary rewards. Hoyoverse has already started drumming up hype with its 2.1 stream, teasing big rewards, new game modes, and more. The game's birthday is just a few weeks away, and if you want to know exactly when to log in for the goodies, we have you covered.

Here’s everything you should know about Honkai: Star Rail’s anniversary, from a countdown to its release to all the rewards Hoyoverse has confirmed.

Honkai: Star Rail anniversary countdown timer

Here is a countdown timer for the estimated release of Honkai: Star Rail’s anniversary celebration.

Honkai: Star Rail 1st Anniversary

Honkai: Star Rail version 1.0 came out on Apr. 26, 2023, which naturally makes this upcoming Apr. 26 its first anniversary. However, the anniversary will probably not just be a one-day affair. Based on Genshin Impact’s first year, Honkai’s first anniversary will likely occur over the ensuing week with special rewards released daily. Make sure to open the game every day to fulfill the log-in campaign requirements. 

The exact time of the anniversary will likely be 9 pm ET, which is standard for most Honkai updates. The countdown above is set for that time on Apr. 26. However, Hoyoverse will probably roll out the anniversary based on the player’s time zone. Expect to see daily rewards at 4 am in whatever time zone you are playing in.

Confirmed rewards for Honkai: Star Rail anniversary

The biggest anniversary reward for Honkai: Star Rail is 20 free pulls worth of Stellar Jade. The goods will be distributed in a log-in campaign and daily mail. While not exactly a reward, Honkai's first-time purchase bonus on Stellar Jade packs will also reset during the anniversary. Anyone planning to splurge on the upcoming 2.2 banners will appreciate the help.

Robin pullers will have a much better shot at getting her (Image via Hoyoverse)
Robin pullers will have a much better shot at getting her (Image via Hoyoverse)

However, based on Genshin’s anniversary, Trailblazers may get a few surprises throughout the week. Genshin’s birthdays included multiple in-game events along with mail rewards, which generally include surprise goodies along with free pulls. Honkai’s unique systems don’t have a clear analog, but some type of cosmetic is the most likely choice. 

Stay tuned to for the latest updates on all things Honkai: Star Rail.

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