How to Add Friends in Honkai Star Rail

How to Add Friends in Honkai: Star Rail

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One of the best ways to enjoy video games is to share your excitement with friends. While Honkai: Star Rail doesn’t feature ways to play alongside others, you can still benefit from their characters using the game’s support system. With that said, the first step to doing this is to add them! If you want to learn more, continue reading to discover how to add friends in Honkai: Star Rail.

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How to Add Friends in Honkai: Star Rail

When you first log into the game and start the tutorial, you’re met with a few options in the main menu. As you continue through the story and complete quests, you’ll gradually unlock more features, from team setup to Operation Briefing and additional tutorials.

The friend menu, in particular, will take you a little while to access. Even after finishing the tutorial and completing a few quests, you’ll still have a ways to go before then. You’ll have to continue through the story for a few hours until you board the Astral Express and begin the “Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow” quest line. If you skipped side missions, you’ll be around Trailblaze level 7-8 by this point.

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Boarding the Astral Express and Unlocking the Friends Menu

Once you board the train and meet Pom-Pom, you’ll have a few little side tasks to complete before unlocking the friends feature! From here, you can access the menu with the following steps:

  1. Head into your phone by pressing the white smartphone icon near the minimap. You can also press ESC if you’re on PC.
  2. Tap Friends, which is now available next to the Store and Achievements.
  3. If you want to add a friend, click the + symbol at the top of the screen and type their UID into the search bar. To find your UID, check the bottom corner of your screen or your user menu above your character name.
Honkai Star Rail Friends Menu
The game introduces a tutorial for accessing the Friends menu! | Image via Honkai: Star Rail (PC)

From here, your friend will just have to reach the same point in the story and accept your request. You can even start using Honkai: Star Rail’s support system to share characters!

Honkai: Star Rail is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Android, and iOS. If you want to learn more about the game, check out our complete Honkai: Star Rail content list by clicking the tag below.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.