Honkai: Star Rail PC system requirements – can you run it?

Honkai: Star Rail PC system requirements – can you run it?
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For those wondering if they can run Honkai: Star Rail based on PC system requirements, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

After the closed beta ended, gamers are now excited for the upcoming Honkai: Star Rail official release. The second instalment in the Honkai series – brain child of HoYoverse – Honkai: Star Rail will follow Welt in his adventures through the portal allowing gamers to meet new characters and explore new worlds while still seeing some old faces. With such a highly anticipated RPG in the offing, it’s no wonder gamers are wondering what the PC system requirements are.

Let’s get into it.

Honkai: Star Rail minimum PC system requirements

We took a look at the minimum PC requirements and the good news is Honkai: Star Rail is not one of the more demanding games out there. In fact, the only real problem we could see some gamers encountering is the discrete graphics card and 20GB space caveat. Make sure to check the full list below to make sure your system is up-to-date before the release:

  • OS: Windows 7 with 64-bit processor or higher
  • GPU: Discrete graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 Processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 20GB

It is also worth checking whether Honkai: Star Rail will have Denuvo or DRM protection as the game file protection system can affect how smoothly a game runs on PC.

Honkai: Star Rail recommended PC system requirements

The good news is that the recommended PC system requirements for Honkai: Star Rail are not a massive step up from the minimum requirements. This means that many gamers will be able to play the game in its full optimisation without having to go through a major upgrade.

  • OS: Windows 10 with 64-bit processor or higher
  • GPU: Discrete graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or higher
  • Processor: Intel core i7 processor
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 20GB

While these system requirements were announced by HoYoverse themselves, Epic Games (who are hosting Honkai: Star Rail) have a slightly different list posted so that’s…weird. The only differences to really keep an eye on betweent he two lists the is the 8GB memory, and Intel Core i5 processor recommended by Epic Games as the minimum system requirements. These are slightly more demanding than the minimum specifications listed by HoYoverse.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this as the game approaches release, so make sure to periodically check back in to stay up to date on everything you need to know.

If you can already tell you’re going to get hooked on Honkai: Star Rail you’ll want to check out the minimum mobile system requirements so you can take Honkai: Star Rail with you everywhere you go. (Although, if that sounds like you…you might even want to check out the best gaming phone for Honkai: Star Rail for full optimisation!)

Frequently Asked Questions

With such an exciting release incoming it’s no wonder many gamers have questions they want answers to. We’ve done our best here to answer your most pressing queries.

How much storage do you need to play Honkai: Star Rail on PC?

The minimum storage requirements to play Honkai: Star Rail on PC are 20GB however as you play the game and gameplay data is stored that storage space may increase.

How much RAM does Honkai: Star Rail need?

The minimum RAM required to run Honkai: Star Rail is 6GB. However the recommended RAM to run Honkai: Star Rail is 8GB.