PSA: Today is the final chance to claim your free Dr. Ratio in Honkai: Star Rail

Don’t miss out on this powerful Main DPS

With Honkai: Star Rail update 2.2 being released on May 8, 2024, one of the greatest publicity stunts the team at HoYoverse has pulled so far is coming to an end – May 7, 2024, is the final day to claim your free 5-Star character Dr. Ratio in the game.

Dr. Ratio was made free for all players in January 2024 to celebrate Honkai: Star Rail’s triumph at The Game Awards 2023 and several other award shows. HoYoverse revealed this as a final surprise during the livestream previewing update 1.6 back then and blew everyone’s mind with its generosity – generating a massive wave of good will towards the game.

It’s not like Dr. Ratio is a weak character either – he’s a strong addition to any account, but has especially been a blessing for free-to-play users. He’s covering the Imaginary Type, which does not have a great roster of 4-Star characters, and is a powerful Main DPS that can focus down single targets, which helps players in their attempts to make deeper Memory of Chaos runs.

Luckily, the hurdles to claim your free Dr. Ratio are not set very high: All you need to do is log into the game today and unlock the mailbox feature by completing one of the earliest story missions, “The Blue – A Moment of Peace”. There is no requirement to reach a certain Trailblaze Level on your account, so even if you were to start the game today or want to dive back in on an account that didn’t get very far into the game, you’ll be able to claim your free Dr. Ratio without having to invest much time.

If you’ve already got access to your mailbox in the game and just haven’t bothered checking it for whatever reason, please make sure to do so today before the Honkai: Star Rail update 2.2 maintenance time begins – it’d be a shame if you were to miss out on a free 5-Star character. This is especially true because the rerun of Topaz on the Honkai: Star Rail update 2.2 banners is coming up. Her and Dr. Ratio make up a powerful core for a follow-up attack team that can carry you very far.

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, 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 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: