Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 – release time and maintenance details

Learn when the Honkai: Star Rail servers will be back up

Update 2.3 for Honkai: Star Rail is launching this week, closing the Penacony story that’s been at the heart of the RPG ever since version 2.0. You can check out the Honkai: Star Rail 2.3 banners and Honkai: Star Rail 2.3 overview for more detailed information on what exactly the version has in store when it comes to new characters and content.

As usual, the Honkai: Star Rail servers will go down for a handful of hours while the update is being deployed and standard maintenance work is getting done. Players can expect to receive compensation for the downtime, which will arrive in their in-game mailbox after the servers are online once again – so be sure to check your mail, as those 300 Stellar Jades could make the difference on your Firefly and Jade pulls.

Here are all the details on the Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 start and server downtime.

Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 – server downtime

The Honkai: Star Rail servers are scheduled to go offline on June 19, 2024, at 6am (UTC+8) in preparation for update 2.3. Here’s what that means for your timezone:

  • June 18, 3pm PT
  • June 18, 5pm CT
  • June 18, 6pm ET
  • June 18, 11pm BST
  • June 19, 12am CEST
  • June 19, 3:30am IST
  • June 19, 6am CST
  • June 19, 7am KST/JST
  • June 19, 8am AEST
  • June 19, 10am NZST

The Honkai: Star Rail servers are estimated to be offline for a duration of five hours, after which players will be able to log back in and start diving into update 2.3’s additions.

Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 – release time

Usually, HoYoverse doesn’t need any more time than the scheduled five hours, so here’s when Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 should be available in your timezone if all goes according to plan:

  • June 18, 8pm PT
  • June 18, 10pm CT
  • June 18, 11pm ET
  • June 19, 4am BST
  • June 19, 5am CEST
  • June 19, 8:30am IST
  • June 19, 11am CST
  • June 19, 12pm KST/JST
  • June 19, 1pm AEST
  • June 19, 3pm NZST

Each hour of server downtime will be compensated with 60 Stellar Jades for free, so a total of 300 of the in-game currency is on the table for the standard procedure. In case maintenance takes longer or bugs that impacted the player experience in the previous version have been discovered, additional compensation will be headed your way.

Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 – preload

You can preload Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 on PC, iOS, and Android before patch day – this will allow you to download a majority of the files needed to update the game well ahead of time, enabling you to dive into the game earlier when update 2.3 is available. Preload is not available on PS5, so users playing on console will need to remain a little more patient.

Honkai: Star Rail update 2.3 – download size

The download size for updates in HoYoverse games varies depending on the device you play on as well as the language packages you have installed. Make sure to have extra space on your device beyond the sheer download size, as the game will temporarily need some additional free storage to unpack all the data before installing the update. The PC version will require roughly 21GB of space, while the mobile version needs around 13GB.

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Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining tl.net, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of tl.net as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: marco.wutz@glhf.gg