It’s safe to say that Honkai: Star Rail is one of the best free-to-play RPGs to hit the gaming. With its engaging story, charming characters, and intricate mechanics around turn-based combat, it’s no surprise that it’s developed such a high reputation. And with people jumping in to see what they’ve been missing, they’ll likely want to add all their friends along the way. That’s where this guide comes in: to explain how to add your friends and reap some excellent benefits from it along the way.

To add friends on Honkai: Star Rail, start by tapping the smartphone icon on the top left section of your screen to access the player menu. You can access your friend list now by hitting the Friends button, as seen in the screenshots below.

Adding Friends in Honkai Star Rail

Honkai Star Rail Overworld Screenshot For Accessing Player Menu
Honkai Star Rail Player Menu pointing out the Friends Tab.


You’ll find a tab leading to the Befriend a Stranger menu along with the friend list. You’ll see a list here of randomly chosen players to add if you feel inclined to and a search bar to find specific players to add. Just type in that player’s User ID, or UID for short, and send out your friend request to them.

Honkai: Star Rail

After that, wait for them to accept the request- and bam! You’re done! Easy, right?

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If you want to know how to help other friends add you instead, that process is just as easy. If you look at your profile in the phone menu, you’ll find your User ID up on the top right corner of the screen. It also comes with a button to copy the ID to your clipboard so you can paste the number to whatever text chat you want to send it to. You can also find your User ID posted on the lower left corner of the screen while in the overworld so that you can check it on the fly.

Aside from strengthening your bonds with those around you, having friends in Honkai: Star Rail is a super helpful tool to have at your disposal. When prepping to run one of the many Calyx missions, you can swap out your fourth party member for any friend’s chosen support character. The best part is that they maintain their level, skill points, equipment, everything. So imagine taking on that one level 30 dungeon giving your level 20 team so much trouble… But now you’re back with a level 60 5-star unit ready to take everything down in one shot.

Why Adding Friends Helps


On top of that, any time someone uses YOUR support character for their missions, you’ll be paid back with 2000 Credits. And there’s no cap to how often they’re used or how many people can use them. So you can imagine how big the payout can be if you have a dozen friends choosing your character over a day or two!

With all this in mind, having friends around is very handy. Adding a friend is a straightforward, painless process, too, and it can be done in just a few clicks: virtually nothing to lose and plenty to gain.

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And with that, you’re all set to continue your journey across the stars. Only now, it’s with the help of your buddies as you bash through the various content areas in the game. I hope you enjoy traveling between worlds and righting wrongs in Honkai: Star Rail! See you around, Trailblazers!

Honkai: Star Rail is available now on Windows for PC, Android, iOS, PS4, and PS5.


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