Those of you who’ve been playing Honkai: Star Rail since its release earlier in the year will know that the story ended on a significant cliffhanger, with the Trailblazer and Astral Express member Dan Heng searching for each other on the Xianzhou Luofu. After the last major update lacked any new story missions, the next major expansion – v1.2, due out on 19th July – will progress the plot significantly, as two new areas unlock: the Alchemy Commission and Scalegorge Waterscape.
This all means new narrative development, puzzles, areas to explore, and – perhaps crucially – a boss to fight. You can get a first glimpse of the battle in the trailer embedded above, with the new skyscraper-sized foe wielding the power of the Destruction and the Abundance simultaneously, meaning she’s capable of healing herself and unleashing devastating damage. Upon first completion, she’ll be added to the Echoes of War game mode, so you’ll be able to challenge her up to three times a week for crucial resources.