Honkai Star Rail Crown of the Mundane and Divine (Patch 1.6) Update Patch Notes



Honkai Star Rail Crown of the Mundane and Divine (Patch 1.6) Update Patch Notes

Abhimannu Das
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Honkai Star Rail's Version 1.6 introduced three new characters and everyone gets a free copy of Dr. Ratio and Lynx.
There are substantial quality-of-life changes that have been added to the game to reduce the overall grind.

Honkai Star Rail's Version 1.6, titled "Crown of the Mundane and Divine," is now live. This is the final patch before we head into Penacony in update 2.0 next year and there is plenty of content to unpack. If you are wondering what’s included in the new update, here’s a quick rundown of everything that got added to the game today.

Honkai Star Rail Update 1.6 Patch Notes

New Characters

Ruan Mei (Harmony): A 5-star support character wielding a scythe, Ruan Mei excels at applying debuffs and boosting ally damage. Her ultimate grants a powerful buff to all party members, making her a valuable asset to any team.

Dr. Ratio (Hunt): Another 5-star character, Dr. Ratio is a ranged attacker who deals heavy Electro damage with his pistols. His unique mechanics revolve around building and spending stacks of "Inspiration," allowing him to unleash devastating attacks. He will be available for free once his banner arrives as part of a login event.

Xueyi (Destruction): A 4-star character wielding a claymore, Xueyi is a Physical damage dealer with a focus on crowd control. Her skills can knock back and stun enemies, making her a great addition to teams needing some battlefield manipulation.

New Story Content:

  • Main Story Continuation: The main story progresses with new chapters, delving deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Astral Express and its passengers. Prepare for plot twists, character development, and thrilling combat encounters.

  • Trailblaze Continuance: A new Trailblaze event featuring the members of the Genius Society and Intelligentsia Guild. Complete challenges, earn rewards, and unlock exclusive lore about these enigmatic groups.

  • Echo of War: Borehole Planet's Old Crater: A challenging new Echo of War stage offering fresh combat encounters and valuable Ascension materials for your characters.

New Gameplay Systems:

  • Simulated Universe "Gold and Gears": A revamped and expanded Simulated Universe mode with new puzzles, enemies, and rewards. This update introduces the "Gold and Gears" mechanic, adding a layer of strategic resource management to the mode.

  • Daily Training Optimization: Daily Training stages can now be temporarily unlocked for repeated farming, streamlining the process of acquiring character and weapon EXP materials.

Forgotten Hall Auto-Clear Function: Automate your progress through the Forgotten Hall for faster resource acquisition.

Other Additions:

  • Two new Light Cones for Ruan Mei and Dr. Ratio, offering unique stat bonuses and gameplay enhancements.

  • Lynx, a powerful character, can be obtained for free by completing the Pure Fiction mode.

  • Various system optimizations and bug fixes.

Overall, Honkai Star Rail Version 1.6 is a substantial update packed with exciting new content, characters, and gameplay systems. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a curious newcomer, there's something for everyone in this update. 

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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