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Honkai Star Rail giving away free Special Passes alongside PS5 launch

If you're looking forward to playing Honkai Star Rail on PS5, you'll be pleased to know you can earn some free Star Rail Special Passes just for logging in.

Honkai Star Rail free Special Passes PS5: an image of Seele and some Star Rail Passes

After a long 168 days, Honkai Star Rail is finally coming to PS5 consoles (and PlayStation 4), and we can’t wait. If you’re new to this HoYoverse RPG and you want to make sure you’re getting off to the best possible start, you’ll be pleased to know that you can actually get your hands on free Star Rail Special Passes in Honkai Star Rail for a week after launch. They’re the best way to get new characters and vitally important for new players looking to kick-start their adventure.

If you’re on the hunt for quick – and quite addictive – fun you can hop into and enjoy, Honkai Star Rail is one of the best RPG games for that. Now that it’s coming to PS5 consoles, we can imagine that this will be one of the best PS5 games for players to enjoy while they wait for upcoming PS5 games like Spider-Man 2 and Alan Wake 2 to arrive.

However, getting your hands on the best Honkai Star Rail characters isn’t always as easy as it could be. The Honkai Star Rail banner schedule is unforgiving at the best of times and you need to be taking advantage of the limited-time events if you want to make sure you have the best Honkai Star Rail team comp. So, that’s why any chance to get free Star Rail Special Passes is so important; you’ll need to use these to pull the best rewards from the limited-time event banners (known as Warps in-game) before they rotate out of the store.

As Honkai Star Rail leaker ‘h2tr‘ confirms, the Gifts of Odyssey event is starting on October 11 – when the game releases on PS5 consoles and the 1.4 update drops. As you can see below, you can earn 10 free Star Rail Special Passes just by logging in for seven days. This should run for six weeks, so you will have more than enough time to claim your log-in rewards.

1.4 Gift of Odyssey – via h2tr
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Do you know what the best part is, though? While the fact that the Honkai Star Rail PS5 release date falls on the same day as the next major title update and this event makes it feel a little exclusive, this is actually something you can look forward to on a regular basis. The Gifts of Odyssey promotion that’s giving you your free Star Rail Special Passes is actually a recurring log-in event; it resets roughly every six weeks alongside each scheduled title update.

What does this mean? Well, it means that you can look forward to even more free Star Rail Special Passes in Honkai Star Rail from November 22, 2023 – when update 1.5 is expected to drop. That doesn’t sound so far away, does it?

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Of course, if you can’t wait, there are other ways to get your hands on Star Rail Special Passes. You can buy them for 160 Stellar Jade or 20 Undying Starlight from Stellar Trade or Starlight Exchange respectively. There’s also a limited amount available for 90 Undying Embers at the Embers Exchange – which resets monthly. You’ll also earn a few from finishing quests, but these rewards are few and far between.

It’s also worth noting that the current Honkai Star Rail crossplay systems should include the PlayStation version – like they do the PC and mobile versions of the game. This means you can earn – and use – these free Star Rail Special Passes on any platform you play Honkai Star Rail on.

If you want to make sure you have enough storage space for all the best open world games and best FPS games when Honkai Star Rail arrives, you can check out the best PS5 SSD options – and the best deals on those SSDs – right here. There are also some fantastic deals on the best PS5 accessories for you to check out here – some of which will help you take full advantage of all the best features coming to HoYoverse’s RPG on your console.