2.1 Honkai: Star Rail QOL Changes Target Assignments, Light Cones
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2.1 Honkai: Star Rail QOL Changes Target Assignments, Light Cones

Before every major Honkai: Star Rail patch, HoYoVerse goes over quality of life (QOL) changes, and Assignments, Light Cones, Relics, and Simulated Universe will all be optimized. All of the changes come at the end of March 2024.

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Some of the smaller adjustments are quick changes that aren’t too in-depth. The Honkai: Star Rail Assignments change will be a time-saver. If you are going to be repeating the same ones, then someone can click once to claim all rewards, then click a second time to send the same characters out on the same assignments for the same amount of time again. Previously, you had to do this one-by-one for each assignment. Likewise, the Relics inventory going up by 500 to 2,000 will allow people to wait longer before sorting and sacrificing ones they may not use.

When it comes to Light Cones, that feature seems to have the most QOL changes coming in Honkai: Star Rail 2.1. Four-star Light Cones will automatically be included in salvaging unless you lock them, and it will be possible to lock all of one particular four-stars at once by selecting the option. You will also be able to superimpose them more quickly, with batch auto-add for them. Finally, you can sort all Light Cones by the Path they belong to. 

Finally, the Simulated Universe change will make it easier to get all of the first-clear rewards at once. This means you won’t need to go through a run that is far below your current Equilibrium and character level. What would happen is if you clear a higher level difficulty first, like III, you would also get the earlier ones from I and II.

This is one of two looks into Honkai: Star Rail ahead of the update. The other went over a concept in-game. There are Emanators, which are emissaries of the Aeons for different paths, and HoYoVerse explained more about them.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 2.1 update will arrive on March 27, 2024.

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