If you haven’t played in a while, this is the best time to pick the game back up.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 update, "And immortality is not forever” expands on the story in the Lofu Xianzhou region. The new update also introduces two new areas - the Alchemy Commission and the Scaled Gorge and will take part in these battles. But amidst all the new stuff is something - the Returner event -  to bring back old players who have stopped playing the game.

After a very successful launch earlier this year, Star Rail wants to bring some of the charm of the game to the masses. Rewarding returning players with freebies including Duoble XP, 

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“Returner Gift” for returning players

During the event period, returning Pathfinders can receive the “Returner Gift” award once. Participate in the 7-Day Mark and Way Home to earn their respective rewards. You will also be able to get double rewards by completing Sepalleaf Challenges during the event.

For players that have not touched Honkai Star Rail in weeks, they might just be interested to boot up the game. Honkai Star Rail 1.2 has special rewards for returning players.

Image Credit: Twitter user SipSipStefan
Image Credit: Twitter user SipSipStefan

Here are some important details for players wanting to claim these rewards. 

  1. Ensure you have not touched the game for at least two weeks
  2. Only players who have upgraded their account to level 10 are eligible for these rewards
  3. Players also need to complete the “Long Wait for the Edge of the Blade” quest for eligibility. 

Players can only earn and redeem the Returner Gift once during this period. Among the rewards are Fuel, Star Jade, and one of the Light Cones with 4 rarity stars.

There are daily login rewards where players can earn Stellar Jades, Fuel and more. The rewards reset at 0400 server time which means you should login at least once before this time. Here are the various server times for Honkai Star Rail across the world:

  • Asia server: UTC+8
  • TW/HK/MO server: UTC+8
  • America server: UTC-5
  • Europe server: UTC+1

Completing specific missions during the event can help players earn rewards and returning Trail. Once they accumulate 800 Returning Trails, they can also redeem the Memo-keeping Light casket.

Furthermore, during the event, returning players will receive double drops for the first 42 times they complete the Calyx challenges. This is capped to six drops a day, which means players can receive double drops for seven days during the event.

Honkai Star Rail was released in April this year and rose quickly to over 30 million downloads. The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 update continues the storyline and brings access to two new locations for players.