1.3 Honkai: Star Rail Update Adds Shortcut Wheel, Increased Friends Cap
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1.3 Honkai: Star Rail Update Adds Shortcut Wheel, Increased Friends Cap

You can customize your Honkai: Star Rail shortcut wheel and add more friends to your list after the 1.3 update. HoYoVerse shared a Voices of the Galaxy Developer Radio announcement that went over some of the expected changes. The new changes tend to focus on cosmetic customization options.

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The 1.3 Honkai: Star Rail update that most influences gameplay is likely the shortcut wheel settings. In the Settings section that comes up when you open your phone in-game, you can select shortcut wheel to choose what appears there. You can have either four or eight areas slotted into it, allowing you easy access to certain functions without opening a menu. To access it, you need to almost completely finish the Jarilo-VI Trailblaze Missions. It requires “No Time for Me, My Friend,” the second to last “In the Sweltering Morning Sun” one, to be done.

The Honkai: Star Rail friends cap lifting is one of two changes tied to that. At the moment, we can have 50 friends. After 1.3 arrives, 100 friends can be added. You can also see when they were last online or sort them by levels. There will also be a new Pom-Pom Gallery sticker pack to use in messages with them.

Finally, there are some other customization options to change the appearance. You can change your in-game phone wallpaper by pressing the button next to your profile avatar and name. The Xianzhou Luofu Ingenium Dreams wallpaper will be the second option. PC players can hide the hints at the bottom of the screen by choosing Other Settings’ System Functions in Settings. Finally, Simulated Universe Occurrences will use photos, rather than orbs.

We also already know about some other changes. For example, Trailblaze Power will go up to 240. Herta’s Store will also stock a new Light Cone.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PC and mobile devices, and the 1.3 update arrives on August 30, 2023.


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