How to add friends in Honkai: Star Rail

Vignesh Raghuram
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Honkai: Star Rail



If you’re just getting started on Honkai: Star Rail, you might be a little flustered with how difficult it is to start adding friends in the game. Unfortunately, you might need to play just about two hours before you begin unlocking the ability to add friends in the HoYoVerse’s free-to-play RPG. Even when you do unlock it, you will be frustrated to learn that the game does not have any multiplayer or co-op options in the game.

Honkai: Star Rail still allows you to add friends for other features such as sending support units as temporary members of others' parties in some game modes and quests. So here’s when and how you can add friends in the game.

How to add friends in Honkai: Star Rail

To add friends in Honkai: Star Rail, players will have to play through about two hours of the story and finish ‘Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow: The Voyage Continues’ quest and get to the portion where you board the Astral Express.

To add your friends, all you need to do is open your phone and enter their UID. Here’s a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process:

  1. Open your settings by selecting the phone icon in the top right of your screen.

  2. Click the ‘Friends’ tab in it

  3. Enter your friends’ UID (found in the bottom left corner) to add them.

Note: Both players must be in the same region to successfully add them as your friend. For instance, if your friend is playing in the EU region while you’re playing in the NA region both players will be unable to add each other as friends.

So make sure to select the same region when the game asks which region you want to play in when you boot the game.

Honkai: Star Rail is the fourth installment in the Honkai series, using brand new characters along with alternate versions of existing characters from Honkai Impact 3rd. Considering the fact that the game is HoYoVerse’s first release after the culture-defining hit that was Genshin Impact, hype for the game is at an all-time high.

The game has already been downloaded more than a Million times on the Google Play Store. Considering the fact that the game is also available in multiple other platforms like Windows, iOS, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5, it could very well be one of the biggest video game releases of the year.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.