Honkai: Star Rail 2.0 reveal stream summary!

Have you missed the recent stream? No worries! We’ve got a summary for you!

Release date

The 2.0 patch of Honkai: Star Rail will be released on the 6th of February and will last a week longer – so 7 weeks compared to the usual 6. The 2.1 patch will start on 27th March 2024.

Trailer

Here’s the official trailer for the upcoming patch:

Stream

You can rewatch the whole stream here:

Dedicated website

Here‘s the 2.0 patch website prepared by Hoyoverse.

Summary

  • New character – Black Swan
  • New character – Sparkle
  • New character – Misha
  • Upcoming Banners
  • New Planet
  • New Enemies
  • New Events
  • New Systems
  • Other updates
  • Codes

New character – Black Swan

Black Swan is a 5-star Wind element character who follows the path of Nihility.

Background

A Memokeeper of the Garden of Recollection. A mysterious and elegant soothsayer. She often wears a warm smile and is willing to patiently listen to the words of others, thus using such means as a pretext to enter “memories” and gain omniscience over certain matters. A lady passionate about collecting unique memories, yet the thoughts that guide her are hard to glean.

Combat Role

Black Swan is a DPS character capable of inflicting the enemy with “Arcana” through various means. “Arcana” is a unique form of DoT. Black Swan can trigger various additional effects based on the number of “Arcana” stacks on the enemy target.

Skills

Here are her skills revealed during the stream:

SkillNameDescription
BasicPercipience, Silent DawnDeals Wind damage to a single enemy with a chance to inflict Arcana.
SkillDecadence, False TwilightDeals Wind DMG to a single target enemy and any adjacent targets with a chance to inflict Arcana.

Also, there’s a chance to reduce the damaged target’s DEF for a certain number of turns (visible status effects on enemies hit by skill).
UltimateBliss of Otherworld’s EmbraceDeal Wind DMG to all enemies.
TalentLoom of Fate’s CapriceWhen inflicted with Arcana, the enemy will receive DoT DMG at the start of the turn – each stack increases the damage dealt. With more stacks, the effect will be increased and the trigger will do more DoT.
TechniqueFrom Façade to VéritéAfter using the Technique there’s a chance to inflict a stack of Arcana on the target.

New character – Sparkle

Sparkle is a 5-star Quantum element character who follows the path of Harmony.

Background

A member of the Masked Fools. Inscrutable and unscrupulous. A dangerous master of theatrics engrossed in playing roles. A woman of countless masks and able to wear endless faces. Wealth, status, power… None of this matters to Sparkle. The only thing that can get her to move is “amusement.”

Combat Role

Sparkle is a support character capable of recovering Skill Points for allies and increasing the ally Skill Point limit. Additionally, Sparkle can Advance the Action of a designated ally, increase their CRIT DMG, and boost the DMG dealt by all allies.

Skills

Here are her skills revealed during the stream:

SkillNameDescription
BasicDeals Quantum damage to a single enemy.
SkillDreamdiverIncreases CRIT DMG of a single ally and advances their action forward (up to a degree).
UltimateThe Hero with a Thousand FacesRecovers Skill Points for the team.

Quite possibly 4 Skill Points (it’s visible for a split second during the animation).
TalentRed HerringWhile Sparkle is on the battlefield, increases the max number of Skill Points by 2.

Whenever an ally consumes a Skill Point, all allies’ DMG increases.
Technique

New character – Misha

Misha is a 4-star Ice element character who follows the path of Destruction.

Background

A lovable and thoughtful bellboy at The Reverie Hotel. He wishes to become an intergalactic adventurer like his grandfather. He is extremely hardworking and is skilled at fixing a variety of machines. He also has a fondness for listening to the interstellar rumors the guests share with him. He hopes he can grow up faster and looks forward to embarking on his star-treading journey.

Combat Role

Misha is a DPS character with Crowd Control capabilities. His Ultimate has a chance to Freeze enemies. After allies consume Skill Points, Misha’s Ultimate can also unleash additional Hits Per Action.

Skills

Here are his skills revealed during the stream:

SkillNameDescription
BasicE—Excuse Me, Please!Deals Ice damage to a single enemy.
SkillR—Room ServiceDeals Ice DMG to a single target enemy and any adjacent targets
UltimateG—Gonna Be Late!Deals Ice damage to a single enemy and then deals Ice damage to random enemies multiple times. Each hit has a chance to Freeze the target.
TalentHorological EscapementAs allies consume Skill Points, Misha’s Ultimate will add more random hits to it.
TechniqueWait, You Are So Beautiful!After using the Technique, creates a dimension that lasts for period of time. Enemies caught in the dimension are frozen in time and stop all their actions.

Upcoming Banners

New banners:

4-star characters present on the banner:

  • Misha
  • Tingyun
  • Guinafen

4-star characters present on the banner:

  • Sampo
  • Qingque
  • Hanya
Rerun banners:

Imbibitor Lunae and Jing Yuan banners will be rerun during the patch:

  • Imbibitor Lunae banner will be available during the first part, at the same time as Black Swan’s banner,
  • Jing Yuan banner will be available during the second part, at the same time as Sparkle’s banner.

New Planet

Penacony, the Planet of Festivities, will be the first planet added to the game since Honkai: Star Rail release! A new planet means new zones with new treasure boxes to find – so a lot of free Stellar Jades!

Information about the new planet:

  • Penacony is a prison colony that was transformed into a hotel,
  • Penacony is split into Dreamscapes and in 2.0 we will visit the Golden Hour dreamscape,
  • Clockie will act as our guide in the Golden Hour,
  • The dreamscapes will vary and introduce new ways of traversing the world – you can for example walk on walls to reach places you’re not able to do normally,
    • You need to gather special charges to do the gravity shifts,
  • Another new way to traverse the world is by using illusions and puzzles,
  • Penacony main story will last from 2.0 to 2.2 and an epilogue will be released in 2.3.

Also remember – the planet will come with new Calyxes and this means new materials, which will be used by the characters released during the 2.x patch cycle. So don’t pre-farm trace materials for Black Swan, Sparkle, and Misha!

New enemies

Here are some of the new enemies that were revealed during the stream:

Stellaron Hunter: Sam

One of the Stellaron Hunters, a mysterious warrior donning formidable armor.The mecha suit possesses the power to unleash fiery attacks, engulfing the battlefield in flames.

Also, the trailer pretty heavily hinted at Sam being somehow related to Firefly (or rather them being the same person). But judge it by yourself – they have the same color scheme, Sam has firefly wings and first, we see Firefly falling down only to transition later to Sam flying and fighting Acheron.

Dreamjolt Troupe Enemies

Some objects and facilities have gained self-awareness due to the influence of the dreamscape. After being tamed by The Family, some of them formed the Sweet Dreams Troupe to provide entertainment for guests.

Those affected by negative emotions and having turned into feral monsters are referred to as the Dreamjolt Troupe.

Memory Zone Meme Enemies

The enemies of “Memory Zone Meme” are related to the subconscious, memory, and underlying thought processes, with each meme being an image outlined by the subconscious. In the Dreamscape world, there are always corners untouched by sweet dreams, hiding negative emotions deep within.

Something Unto Death

An entity that bears certain cognitions formed from an accruement of subconscious fragments in the Memory Zone. A mysterious and dangerous Memory Zone Meme, seen as the “death” that shouldn’t exist in dreams. Its sinister shadow wanders within the Twelve Hours, bringing unforeseen calamity wherever it goes. It spreads misfortune like a sharp blade, casting a shadow of death over beautiful dreams.

New events

Hanu’s Prison Break

Dr. Edward has created a new memory bubble with a unique theme, receiving rave reviews from customers who have experienced it. What makes it so exciting? You won’t know until you see it with your own eyes. Talk to Dr. Edward immediately and try it yourself.

A 4-star selector will be a reward for this event that contains: Sampo, Guinaifen, Asta, and Yukong.

Dreamchaser Bulletin

On your way to Penacony, you receive a tabloid in your inbox. It may be worth examining to see if there is any noteworthy news.

Dreamjolt TV

The signal of the Penacony TV Station has been hijacked by an unknown party, resulting in the airing of peculiar programs. Intrigued by what these rogue programs are, you decide to find out the truth…

Penacony Food Fest

“The Twelve Hours are joining forces to host the annual celebration!” Participate in the event at the Clock Diner to get delicacies and share Penacony specialties with your friends in other star systems!

New Relic Sets

Pioneer Driver of Dead Waters

Characters who equip this set can deal more damage to debuffed enemies.

Watchmaker, Master of Dream Machinations

This set increased the Break Effect of the whole team.

New systems

Fate Atlas

Fate’s Atlas presents the important events Trailblazers may encounter in the Trailblazing expedition. As the Trailblazing expedition progresses, Trailblazers will have the chance to be involved in more important events. Trailblazers can also view unlock conditions for locked events in their detail pages.

Relic enhancement optimization

Starting from Version 2.0, Trailblazers will be able to use Relics more easily:

  • When enhancing a Relic, Trailblazers can choose to upgrade it until the next stat-enhancing level.
  • Adds an even finer control to filter conditions and tag categories for Relics.
  • Adds Relic set recommendations for different characters in the Replace Relic screen. Trailblazers can quickly filter out the recommended set using one button.

New Villains

The Annihilation Gang is set to be the main (or one of the) antagonists of this patch – the gang and its characters were revealed in their own trailer a few days ago:

Other updates

  • The Daily Missions will become easier and take less time,
  • New Light Cones will be added to the Forgotten Hall shop,
  • You will be able to add up 5 characters now in your Profile (up from 3),
  • The usual login calendar with 10 Free Tickets will be available, but on top of that additional 10 free tickets will be added as a reward – so in this patch, we’re getting 20 free pulls,
  • Two new companion missions will be added:
    • Sparkle
    • Black Swan

Codes

Here are three codes revealed with the stream:

  • TT9S28LK4QHP
  • EA8BKR4JL93T
  • LTQA2Q5249KF

Each gives 100 Stellar Jades and some other goodies!

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