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Kafka’s release in Honkai: Star Rail is finally on the horizon: HoYoverse has confirmed that this femme fatale from the Stellaron Hunters will become playable with the likeliest release window being update 1.2. She’s a 5-Star character, deals Lightning Damage, and follows the Path of the Nihility – of course everyone has already gotten a taste of how she plays during the game’s prologue, when she breaks into Herta Space Station with Silver Wolf to awaken the Trailblazer. Her accomplice is set to be released a bit earlier, coming during update 1.1.

Another Stellaron Hunter, the edgy Blade, has recently been revealed as well and will likely be the other 5-Star character to become available during version 1.2. If the reveal order is anything to go by, Kafka will likely be on 1.2’s second half’s banner, which would move her release date to early August 2023.

HoYoverse describes the mysterious Kafka in the following way: “On the Interastral Peace Corporation's wanted list, Kafka's entry only has two things – her name, and a single sentence: ‘Likes collecting coats.’ Little is known about this Stellaron Hunter aside from her being one of Destiny's Slave Elio's most trusted members. In order to achieve Elio's envisioned future, Kafka gets to work.”

Kafka is probably the most anticipated character in Honkai: Star Rail at this point and with her release actually being on the horizon now, you could definitely start saving Stellar Jade and Special Star Rail Tickets to pull for her – of course, that would mean giving up on a bunch of other upcoming characters, about which we’ll learn more during the update 1.1 livestream.