In a surprising turn of events, avid fans and insiders of the popular RPG, Honkai Star Rail, have stumbled upon a treasure trove of leaked information, revealing a lineup of more than 20 unannounced characters set to join the game in future updates.
These revelations have excited the gaming community, even as the highly-anticipated 1.1 update looms on the horizon.
Like its developer’s renowned title, Genshin Impact, Honkai Star Rail adheres to a regular six-week update schedule, wherein official channels typically share details only about immediate future updates. However, like Genshin, the game has already fallen victim to a series of unverified leaks, providing a glimpse into the potential addition of playable characters.
One enterprising fan-created leak aggregator, which we won’t directly link for ethical reasons, has meticulously compiled a comprehensive list of 32 characters. Remarkably, these leaks corroborate previous claims that insider knowledge has already been obtained for upcoming content, extending to update 2.5.
It’s important to note that, as of now, only seven of these characters have been officially confirmed.
Should these leaks prove accurate and the game continues its current pace of introducing two to three characters every six weeks, players could potentially expect to encounter these unrevealed heroes throughout the subsequent eight to 12 updates. This equates to a great year’s worth of compelling content to look forward to.
According to the Honkai Star Rail banner schedule, after the imminent update featuring Silver Wolf, Luocha, and Yukong, players can anticipate the arrival of Kafka and Blade in update 1.2.
Additionally, Luka, a new four-star character, is set to appear. The Hoyolab character tracker hints at the possibility of Fu Xuan becoming a playable Quantum Preservation character, likely debuting in update 1.3, although her status remains unconfirmed.
While the official character roster concludes here, leaked files, character models, and stat sheets, when cross-referenced with known NPCs  and references in Light Cone art or Simulated Universe lore, seem to unveil many new additions awaiting players.
It is essential to exercise caution and acknowledge that these leaks, even if accurate, do not clearly represent how these characters will appear or function upon their eventual introduction in Honkai Star Rail. Game development often involves significant design iterations and alterations.
Nevertheless, the sheer scale of these leaks surrounding Honkai Star Rail is genuinely staggering, particularly considering the game’s relative newness compared to the notorious leak history associated with its sibling title, Genshin Impact.
As the community eagerly awaits official announcements, the anticipation for the unannounced characters continues to build, promising exciting adventures in the Honkai Star Rail universe.