- According to a new leak, version 2.0 of Honkai: Star Rail will introduce a new set of Light Cones, which function as weapons with stat bonuses and passive abilities.
- Light Cones can be obtained through a banner or by completing Trailblaze missions and boss skirmishes in Echoes of War.
- The upcoming update will also introduce new characters and abilities, and is scheduled to release on February 7.
A Honkai: Star Rail leak has revealed a whole new set of Light Cones that will potentially be available to claim in version 2.0. Light Cones in Honkai: Star Rail function as weapons, providing units with stat bonuses and a passive ability that can be useful in different circumstances. These items are tied to a specific path and can be upgraded by consuming materials called Aethers. One thing to note is that the wearer must belong to the same path as the Light Cone to get its ability; for example, only Abundance-type units can unlock passives on Cornucopia or Fine Fruit.
In every Honkai: Star Rail update, new Light Cones become available through a banner, and players have an increased chance to pull them for a limited time. However, this is not the only way to get Lightcones, as they are dropped upon completing Trailblaze missions and boss skirmishes in Echoes of War. When players unlock a new weapon, they will eventually want to ascend it to receive better stats. The ascension process works similarly to that of Genshin Impact, requiring Trailblazers to consume the proper materials (Aethers) that can be obtained from Calyxes.
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The latest Honkai: Star Rail leak from Team Chikawa has revealed seven Light Cones that will potentially be available in version 2.0 next month. They have the same four-star rarity but give the wearer unique stat bonuses; for instance, the Abundance-type Light Cone increases the break effect, while the Hunt version enhances ATK reasonably. According to the Honkai Star: Rail leak, the weapon that belongs to the Preservation path increases effect resistance by 12%, while the Nihility-type gives characters a stack of tricks when they inflict a debuff on enemies.
Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.0 Light Cones
- It’s Showtime (Harmony)
- The Day The Cosmos Fell (Erudition)
- Destiny’s Threads Forewoven (Preservation)
- Final Victor (The Hunt)
- Dreamville Adventure (Harmony)
- What Is Real? (Abundance)
- Flames Afar (Destruction)
Trailblazers who wield the Harmony-based Light Cone will generate a Childness stack after performing a skill or ultimate. As the description says, the four-star Destruction weapon heals characters and provides a DMG bonus when they lose a certain amount of health. Lastly, there is an Erudition-type Light Cone, which increases the wielder’s ATK by 16%.
One thing to note is that these Light Cones will reportedly be added to Honkai: Star Rail‘s Manifest Store; therefore, Trailblazers will have to spend their hard-earned Lucent Afterglows to unlock them. For those unaware, Lucent Afterglows are credits that can be obtained by completing various stages of the Forgotten Hall, a permanent mode that sets players against formidable enemies. It’s unlocked upon finishing the fleeting lights quest.
Besides the new Light Cones, the upcoming Honkai: Star Rail update will allegedly offer several characters, such as Acheron and Sparkle, that have unique abilities. They will likely be featured on the same limited-time banner with reruns. As per the schedule, Honkai: Star Rail version 2.0 will arrive on February 7.
Honkai: Star Rail
The fourth entry in HoYoverse’s Honkai franchise, Honkai: Star Rail is a free-to-play sci-fi RPG. Utilizing a turn-based combat system, the game includes dungeons, multiple planets, and a gacha system for unlocking new characters. Debuting on April 26, 2023, on PC and mobile, Honkai: Star Rail has also been announced for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.