Honkai: Star Rail on PC: System Requirements & Error Messages Explained

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Honkai: Star Rail PC requirements, configuration, error messages


Honkai: Star Rail was released on 26th April and is taking the RPG community by storm.
Honkai: Star Rail can be played on PC. Here’s all you need to know about the game’s recommended and minimum system requirements.

It is safe to say that the role-playing game (RPG) community is thoroughly enjoying HoYoverse’s newest game titled Honkai: Star Rail, which is set in a science fantasy fictional universe. In this game, the player character called the ‘Trailblazer’ awakens without memory on a space station. Players join other Trailblazers to explore the universe aboard the Astral Express. The game was only released on 26th April but has already surpassed 20 Million downloads. Honkai: Star Rail is available for download on PC, iOS, and Android, and will receive its PlayStation release soon. 

Players are quickly unlocking new characters, finishing up missions, reaping rewards from chests, and progressing through the storyline. With so much to explore in the game, the player base is already excited about what is to come via new updates in the game. 

If you are looking to play the game on your PC, you need to make sure that you are able to run it. So here’s all you need to know about the recommended configuration, minimum requirements, and other details you need to know about the game’s PC launcher.

Honkai: Star Rail PC - Minimum & Recommended System Requirements

The recommended configuration for running the game is as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor

  • RAM: 8 GB 

  • Discrete graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or higher.

  • System: Windows 10 64-bit or higher

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 Processor

  • RAM: 6 GB 

  • Discrete graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or higher.

  • System: Windows 7 64-bit or higher

Make sure that you have at least 20 GB of storage space before you download the game.

Honkai: Star Rail PC - Common Error Messages Explained

Here are some of the common error messages that you might run into while running Honkai: Star Rail on PC and here’s how you tackle them:

1. The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running

Make sure that your Windows operating system fulfills the system compatibility requirements. In the case that your specs are too low, you may not be able to install or launch the game. You will also likely experience black screens and unresponsiveness. If you are on Windows 7, you should be at least running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 version to play Honkai: Star Rail. 

You can check this in: "Start" > "Control Panel" > "System and Security" > "System."

2. Failed to check for updates. Reconnect?

Your launcher might show this pop-up sometimes. When you encounter this, check your network settings, VPN, proxy, and host files. You can check if any of these services are blocking Honkai: Star Rail’s network connection. Otherwise, try updating the launcher again after rebooting the PC.

3. Game files verification error. Select "Retry" to try again

When you download the game, you might get this error message. Click on Retry to resolve the issue. If it still persists, reboot Honkai: Star Rail or download the game again.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.