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Honkai Star Rail
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The Honkai Star Rail pre-registration event opened last week, and less than four days later there are already 2 million sign-ups.

Pre-registration for Honkai Star Rail opened on February 10 across PC, iOS, and Android, and the tracker over on the official site reports that 2,178,255 (as of writing) have already signed up. In practical terms, pre-registration is just a fancy way of wishlisting Honkai: Star Rail, but the millions of sign-ups certainly suggest that there's a lot of interest in Hoyoverse's next game.

As is pretty common for games of this type, this is also partly a push for some marketing-friendly community goals, as a series of rewards unlock when certain pre-registration milestones have been hit. Players are already getting 50,000 bonus credits, three Star Rail passes (the items you need to take a spin on the gacha roulette), and an avatar. At 3.5 million, players will unlock the 4-star character Serval, and at 5 million, they'll get another 15 Star Rail passes. All these rewards will be unlocked for everyone on the game's launch. There are also Honkai Star Rail Twitch drops for more rewards.

Hoyoverse has not yet firmly committed to a Honkai Star Rail release date, but app store listings suggest it's currently expected to launch on April 26 - plenty of time for those pre-registration numbers to reach even higher. The third and final beta for Honkai Star Rail is currently underway, and while official sign-ups for that have closed, more slots continue to open up for various promotions. Keep an eye on the official Twitter for more ways to get in early.

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Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.