Honkai: Star Rail – Jiaoqiu revealed for version 2.4

Foxian Zhuge Liang

Another upcoming Honkai: Star Rail character has been announced for version 2.4 of the game: Jiaoqiu is a member of the Foxian species from the Xianzhou Yaoqing, so we’re going to meet a representative of yet another ship of the Xianzhou Alliance. He’s a 5-Star character dealing Fire Damage and following the Path of The Nihility.

Voiced by Mark Whitten, whom HoYoverse fans will know as Kaedehara Kazuha from Genshin Impact, Jiaoqiu’s description indicates that he’ll have a very interesting position in terms of his gameplay role: Jiaoqiu appears to be a Nihility healer – this position is usually reserved for the followers of The Abundance, so this would quite a change of pace.

Find Jiaoqiu’s official lore below:

“No matter how many times I say it, people always forget – cooking is medicine, and making medicine is cooking. Using food to treat the sick is my specialty. As the saying goes, a chef who doesn't want to be a healer isn't worth his salt... or pepper, for that matter.” 

A Foxian healer from the Xianzhou Yaoqing and a counselor. Often greets people with a smile, but is rather cunning. Born into a prestigious Alchemy Commission family, he once withdrew from practicing medicine due to a broken heart. However, he returned to the field to treat “the Merlin's Claw,” General Feixiao. Skilled in the study of alchemical prescription that views food as medicine, especially those that induce a sensation of spiciness. They invented a cauldron-based medicinal formula known as the “nine-squared grid.”

Jiaoqiu will arrive in update 2.4 alongside Yunli. Before they are introduced, we have unfinished business on Penacony to wrap up in update 2.3, which is going to bring Firefly and Jade into the game.

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