A battle pass is one of the most common ways for publishers and developers of free-to-play games to monetize their content. It was widely popularized in Fortnite and promptly adopted by other free-to-play games like Genshin Impact and, eventually, Honkai: Star Rail. With that said, the Honkai: Star Rail battle pass is a familiar sight for anyone who’s had their fair share of HoYoVerse games.
For those who haven’t played Genshin Impact extensively to get familiar with HoYoVerse’s mechanics, we have a Honkai: Star Rail battle pass guide to put you on the right track.
After all, Honkai: Star Rail is a game with lots of complex systems piled on top of one another, and the naming schemes of certain mechanics and systems can be confusingly quirky (Light Cones are what now?). Let’s start with the basics.
It’s called Nameless Honor in Honkai Star Rail
Some games like to spice things up, and instead of going with the bland “battle pass,” they brand it with their own names.
In Honkai: Star Rail, the battle pass is called Nameless Honor, with tracks named Nameless Gift and Nameless Glory (a premium version, more on that later). Like most battle passes, it gives out gameplay boosts and some helpful rewards and currency, which not only strengthen the players’ characters but also give them a sense of progress.
Both Nameless Gift and Nameless Glory share the same EXP track and limit.
In particular, for Honkai Star Rail, the rewards can range from materials that players can use to level up their items and characters to the coveted Stellar Jade, which allows them a chance to pull for a random character or item.
How does the Honkai: Star Rail battle pass work?
You can unlock the Honkai: Star Rail battle pass once you’ve reached Trailblazer Level 13 (account-wide level progress), regardless of whether it’s the male or female Trailblazer.
Honkai: Star Rail’s Nameless Gift and Nameless Glory both run up to 50 milestones or levels, each offering a different reward. In order to reach each milestone in Nameless Gift/Glory, you’ll have to perform some specific tasks which will fill up your progress meter. More challenging or more tedious tasks fill up the level meter more generously, of course.
Tasks are divided into Daily, Weekly, and Periodic missions. Here’s when each of them will be reset:
- Daily missions reset at 4:00 AM UTC+1 for Asia / 4:00 AM UTC+8 for America / and 4:00 AM UTC-5 for Europe every day.
- Weekly missions reset on Mondays at those aforementioned time zones.
- Periodic missions last for the whole duration of the battle pass.
As for the battle pass’s duration, each season or track lasts for 45 days. Once that’s over, Nameless Honor will be reset, regardless of your progress on the track. You also have to keep in mind that there’s a weekly limit of 8000 EXP for the Nameless Honor level meter though the game will warn you if your efforts are about to go in vain due to the limit.
Once you’ve reached the end of either or both reward tracks (50th level), that’s it. You can’t progress more, and you will have gotten all the rewards.
Along the way, at the 30th level or milestone, there’s a special reward that can grant a rare 4-star Light Cone (weapon equivalent) of your choice, assuming you’ve paid for the premium Nameless Glory reward track. This special Light Cone reward isn’t available on the Nameless Gift track. Speaking of which…
How much is the Honkai: Star Rail battle pass?
It’s free. Well, the default Nameless Gift track for the Honkai: Star Rail battle pass doesn’t ask for money from players. However, like most battle passes, there’s a premium reward track called Nameless Glory.
This premium reward track sits at the bottom of the default, free reward track.
In order to unlock the Nameless Glory reward track, you’ll need to purchase a special ticket or pass, which costs around $9.99 USD.
For $9.99 USD, you’ll be getting the Nameless Glory reward track offerings (assuming you’ve unlocked them) on top of the Nameless Gift reward track, effectively doubling or tripling your battle pass rewards. Moreover, you’ll also be able to pick one 4-star Light Cone at level 30 in the Nameless Glory track.
So assuming you’ve unlocked up to level 50 in the entirety of the Nameless Honor track, you’ll unlock a ton of rewards along with three 4-star Light Cones of your choice. It’s worth noting that you’ll get the past rewards retroactively, even if you’ve purchased the Nameless Glory premium pass later down the line. However, there’s a proper time to purchase the Nameless Glory track, which we’ll discuss later.
You can also spend around 150 Stellar Jade (in-game currency) to purchase a level.
Moreover, for $19.99 USD, you can also buy the Nameless Medal package instead of the cheaper Nameless Glory. The Nameless Medal package includes access to the Nameless Glory track along with 10 levels of the track. So it’s only recommended if you’re still below level 40 of the overall Nameless Honor track.
Tip for getting the most out of the Honkai: Star Rail battle pass
Whether Nameless Glory is worth it or not depends on how much you value the rewards in this track or how much you want or need those 4-star Light Cones.
They can be a considerable boost to your account, especially if you don’t have any 5-star Light Cones yet.
Reach level 50 first before purchasing Nameless Glory
One strategy that Genshin Impact players have been recommending in order to make the most out of its battle pass is to only purchase access to the premium reward track once you have reached all of its 50 levels or milestones. That’s because you’ll still get all the rewards you have skipped in the previous levels, even if you bought the premium track at level 50.
Since Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail have a near-identical system for their battle passes, this kind of strategy also applies to the latter.
Thus, in Honkai: Star Rail, we also recommend avoiding purchasing the Nameless Glory reward track until you have reached level 50 (or whichever level you target) or unless you know that you can reach level 50. Because you never know whether you can reach level 50 or not due to certain circumstances.
Exhaust the EXP limit and save those Stellar Jades
Of course, there’s also the usual diligence of finishing the Daily, Weekly, and Periodic missions and ensuring that you exhaust the weekly limit of 8000 EXP to ensure that you can finish the Nameless Honor reward track before it ends.
As for purchasing levels using Stellar Jades, that’s not something we or any experienced free-to-play player will recommend unless it’s for an emergency boost. Stellar Jades are better spent on Warps and trying to roll for a new character or Light Cone to increase your chances of getting a waifu or husbando. Don’t deny yourself that chance!