How To Manually Update to Honkai Star Rail 1.3 on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Honkai Star Rail 1.3

The latest version of Honkai Star Rail is now available to pre-load, but similar to Genshin Impact, the actual update process can be quite tedious. The launcher isn’t in the best shape and can lead to a host of different errors. We have you covered though, and if you want to manually update to Honkai Star Rail 1.3.

Manually Update to Honkai Star Rail 1.3

The download links provided in this guide are direct links from miHoYo servers. These are completely safe to use and are the same ones the launcher connects to as well. We don’t personally host the files.

Please keep in mind that this guide assumes you are on version v1.2.

Required Downloads for 1.3

You only need to download this update patch file from the link below.

Updating to 1.3

Once the download is complete, the actual updating process is fairly simple this time around.

  • Head over to where Honkai Star Rail is installed, it’s usually the following:
C:\Program Files\Star Rail
  • Here, open the Games folder
Games folder
Games folder
  • Now, place the zip file you downloaded in the Games folder
  • Run the launcher, and it should be able to verify the file placed and pre-update the game accordingly.
  • If you have done everything right, it will say “Game Pre-Installation Completed
Game Pre-Installation Completed
Game Pre-Installation Completed

That’s all you need to do to pre-install the latest update for Honkai Star Rail. It’s also possible that your launcher will be updated during this process which is completely normal.

Important Things To Consider

  • DON’T EXTRACT THE FILES. If you want to keep playing till update 1.3 is officially out. You’ll need to ensure that you don’t extract the files manually. If you extract the files, you won’t be able to play till the update is live.
  • After the patch goes live, you might have to download additional files in-game. This is normal.
  • The files provided in this guide are being downloaded directly from MiHoYo servers. This means that these are entirely safe and from the developers themselves.

We hope this guide was helpful and you were able to manually update Honkai Star Rail 1.3. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below

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