Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2 Release Date and Banners: When Will Honkai: Star Rail’s Version 1.2 Debut?

Kafka fans, get ready!

by Franklin Bellone Borges
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Honkai: Star Rail’s version 1.1 is approaching us at warp speed. But although many players are currently saving up for a chance to add Silver Wolf and Luocha to their crew, a few have their sights set on the next destination, version 1.2. But when will version 1.2 be released? And more importantly, will Kafka really debut during it? Now, here’s when the highly anticipated version 1.2 of Honkai: Star Rail will debut, as well as who will star on its banners.

Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2 Release Date: When Will Version 1.2 Debut?

According to the release and end dates for the Luocha banner, which will be the star of the second wave of Character Event Warp Banners of version 1.1, Honkai: Star Rail’s version 1.2 is set to be released either on July 18, 2023, or July 19, 2023, depending on your region and timezone.

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Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2: All Confirmed Banners

According to many leakers and sources known in the community, Kafka (Nihility/Lightning) and Blade (Destruction/Wind) are likely to be the stars of the Event Warp Banners of Honkai Star Rail’s version 1.2.

According to a recent leak by Dimbreath, Blade will star on the first wave of banners while Kafka’s banner will debut on its second one. Version 1.2 will also feature the playable debut of Luka (Nihility/Physical) among the 4-stars featured on the Kafka banner.

More About Luka

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According to his official character summary, Luka is an optimistic fighter that has his mechanical arm as his trademark, as well as someone who fights to protect and bring happiness to the people of the Underworld. He is a member of Wildfire, like Seele and Natasha, and makes use of mixed martial arts when in combat.

As a character who treads the path of the Nihility, Luka is set to be offensive support. According to his leaked set, he will be capable of applying DOT effects on enemies, performing enhanced attacks, and increasing the party’s damage against set enemies.

- This article was updated on May 30th, 2023

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or ending the reign of the Crystals in Final Fantasy XVI.