Honkai: Star Rail has just revealed the first five-star character for the upcoming Version 1.5 update: Huohuo, who is training to become a Foxian Judge. As we eagerly await the Version 1.4 update for HoYoverse’s popular sci-fi RPG, many players can’t wait to see who’s coming next.
HoYoverse has already confirmed three new characters for Version 1.4, including Jingliu, Topaz, and Guinaifen. And now, with the Version 1.4 Special Program just a few days away, the developer is giving us a sneak peek at what to expect in the Version 1.5 update.
In Honkai: Star Rail, they’ve been adding lots of new characters since the beginning. The bad guys, Stellaron Hunters, got some new members like Silver Wolf, Blade, and Kafka. And now, they’re bringing in Imbibitor Lunae, who’s another version of Dan Heng, one of the first characters you can play as. Next up, in Version 1.5, we’ll get to meet Huohuo, the first new character joining the game!
Honkai: Star Rail’s social media just announced Huohuo as the first member of Version 1.5’s limited lineup on their official Twitter handle. Huohuo is a small Foxian and a Judge-in-training with the Ten-Lords Commission of the Xianzhou Luofu.
“Extraterrestrial Satellite Communication” Huohuo
“I can use this banner to dispel demons… but it also comes in handy when signaling my surrender…”
A pitiable and helpless Foxian girl who is also a Ten-Lords Commission Judge-in-training, who fears ghosts but must catch them.… pic.twitter.com/b5s6p9lXKV
— Honkai: Star Rail (@honkaistarrail) September 26, 2023
Her job is to catch and get rid of dangerous spirits. What’s unique is that she’ll have two voice actors – one for herself and another for the Heliobus spirit named “Tail” trapped inside her tail. You can expect Huohuo to join the game when Version 1.5 launches, which is scheduled for November 22nd.
In Honkai: Star Rail, Huohuo’s reveal post doesn’t fully uncover her identity, but it does provide some clues about her role and background. The teaser image of Huohuo hints that she belongs to the Wind element and is associated with the Abundance Path, suggesting that her primary role in team compositions will be that of a healer.
Huohuo is noteworthy for being the first character in the healing-oriented path to possess the Wind element, making her a unique addition to this category. She also marks the fifth Wind character overall to join the Star Rail roster.
Furthermore, she follows in the footsteps of Tingyun and Yukong as the third playable member of the Xianzhou Luofu’s Foxian race. This indicates that she shares a common lineage and background with these two previously introduced characters.
Alongside the reveal of Huohuo, Honkai: Star Rail is getting ready to introduce two more new characters in the days leading up to Version 1.4’s Special Program. Usually, each Special Program for the game brings new characters for the next patch, including two five-star characters and one four-star unit.
Leaks from the game have hinted at the arrival of a five-star character named Argenti and a four-star unit called Hanya as the other new characters in Version 1.5. With Huohuo joining Star Rail, players will have another healing option to consider when building their teams.