- The Penacony update for Honkai: Star Rail will introduce a new puzzle-solving mechanic, featuring a new navigation puzzle called “Dream Ticker” with a unique mirroring mechanic.
- Leaks have shown off early images of Penacony’s vibrant and colorful world, as well as showcasing some of the new world’s NPCs.
- Version 2.0 of Honkai: Star Rail will also bring three new playable characters to the game, including Black Swan, Sparkle, and Misha.
Recent leaks from Honkai: Star Rail are teasing a brand-new puzzle-solving mechanic coming as part of the Penacony update, expected to launch in early February. The newest RPG from HoYoverse has included a variety of different puzzle-solving mechanics throughout its explorable areas so far, testing players’ deductive skills. The Herta Space Station features walking puzzles, tasking players with finding the correct path forward, while the Xianzhou Luofu features multiple different kinds of puzzles from its Navigation Compasses to the Luminflux Pyxis light puzzles. Now, leaks are teasing a brand-new kind of puzzle for Penacony.
Early leaks have already given players plenty of teasers about Honkai: Star Rail‘s upcoming third playable world. Teaser images from both a new trailer at The Game Awards and the Version 1.6 Special Program have given players their first look at the colorful world of Penacony, showing off its steampunk inspiration. Leaks have even shown some of its individual areas, with bright, vibrant colors and a variety of mechanical NPCs. Now, Penacony is set to introduce a new type of navigation puzzle to Honkai: Star Rail.
Honkai: Star Rail Leak Teases New Areas in Penacony
New leaks from Honkai: Star Rail are teasing some of the explorable areas from the sci-fi RPG’s next world of Penacony, launching with Version 2.0.
A recent video shared to the Honkai: Star Rail leaks subreddit via leakers Hiro420 and C0ck_team shows off a brand-new puzzle featured in Penacony. The puzzle, titled “Dream Ticker,” features players rotating and moving blocks to help a “Clockie” navigate the pathway and collect gears. The Honkai: Star Rail puzzle shows off a unique mirroring mechanic as well, with moving blocks on one side of a central mirror causing blocks on the other side to shift. The new “Dream Ticker” puzzles are expected to debut with Penacony’s launch in Version 2.0, currently rumored to release on February 7.
Alongside plenty of new puzzles and mechanics, Honkai: Star Rail is also gearing up to welcome a new trio of characters to its cast in Version 2.0. HoYoverse would confirm Black Swan as the first featured five-star character of Version 2.0, with the Garden of Recollection Memokeeper expected to debut as a Wind DPS character. The update will feature Sparkle as a new support unit, reportedly featuring a unique mechanic that can increase Honkai: Star Rail‘s Skill point cap. Version 2.0 will also see the release of Misha as a new four-star Ice character.
Honkai: Star Rail‘s new puzzles and gameplay look to keep the momentum from its launch year going. Star Rail saw instant success following its launch in April, with the Genshin Impact developer’s newest game quickly amassing tens of millions of players. Honkai: Star Rail also took home multiple accolades from 2023’s end-of-year awards shows, including “Best Mobile Game” at the 2023 Game Awards and honors from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Penacony’s debut in February looks to kick off Honkai: Star Rail‘s 2024 with a bang.
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.
- April 26, 2023
- T for Teen