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Is Honkai Star Rail a turn based game?

Find out all about the Honkai Star Rail turn based combat experience in HoYoverse's new RPG on PC, mobile, PS5, and PS4, especially with its unique approach.

Honkai Star Rail Turn Based: A character can be seen

Is Honkai Star Rail turn based? With HoYoverse’s most popular title, Genshin Impact, being a fast-paced action RPG, it’s no surprise people are wondering what the gameplay of Honkai Star Rail is like. It’s your lucky day because this guide has all the details on the Honkai Star Rail turn based system.

In Honkai Star Rail, you have access to a wide variety of abilities and attacks for the variety of Honkai Star Rail characters. Each fight will take place separately from one another and you will need to combine attacks, abilities, and each character’s strength to really take down the tough enemies throughout the RPG game. You will want to make sure you have the best Honkai Star Rail builds for your Honkai Star Rail team comps by using our Honkai Star Rail tier list. And don’t forget to check out the Honkai Star Rail PS5, PS4 release date details if you’re eager for a console port.

Is Honkai Star Rail turn based?

Honkai Star Rail is a turn based strategy game. This means that when in combat, you and your enemies will take turns attacking, and actions will be performed one by one. 

However, only combat takes place in this turn-based format. Everything else is done in real-time, so you can explore the world as you please, as well as complete quests when you like. The turn-based gameplay is the major difference between this and HoyoVerse’s Genshin Impact, which is real-time. The space adventure setting also is a stark difference.

If you want to see exactly what you are in for, check out this gameplay below from ‘Arekkz Gaming’:

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If you are jumping into Honkai Star Rail then you will need as much help as you can get to be ready for your fights and upgrading your character. Our guides on the game cover the Honkai Star Rail Pity system, as well as how to increase your Honkai Star Rail equilibrium level while playing. Have fun, Trailblazer.