Honkai Impact 3rd to Launch v7.1 [Starbound Painter] on DEC 7


Meet Griseo's New SD-type battlesuit!

DEC 1, 2023 — The Honkai Impact 3rd team announces today that the action title is releasing v7.1 [Starbound Painter] on DEC 7! After growing from a young painter into an intergalactic traveler, Griseo brings together her childhood dream and adulthood mission, battling with a laser saber that takes the form of a pen in ordinary times. In the new Story Chapter XLII, another new boss fight awaits, where Sa, the one who had been pulling the strings for the entirety of Part 1.5, has finally come to the forefront! Besides, new events, new outfits, new UI and new bonuses will also come along with the update!

Honkai Impact 3rd is set in a modern world corrupted by mysterious energy known as Honkai. A tenacious resistance formed by Valkyries, brave girls carrying anti-Honkai genes, leads humanity in a war of survival and fights for everything that is beautiful in the world. The game has been continuously winning an international following ever since its debut, and has kept bringing an exhilarating and immersive experience to all fans and players. In FEB 2024, the game will launch its Part 2 — Two Earthlings landing on Mars for exploration after the finale of Part 1 — that is where the brand-new story unfolds!

Watch trailer: https://youtu.be/aJLFqLikfLk

The new SP battlesuit Griseo's [Cosmic Expression] is an SD-type support battlesuit dealing Bleed DMG. Internal Energy is a crucial part of her combat mechanics, similar to kinetic energy for battlesuits. While in battle, Griseo wields a laser saber, and leaves a Beacon around enemies on the field. Her Internal Energy can be restored through her different attacks. When Internal Energy is fully charged and a Beacon is present, Griseo can consume all of her Internal Energy to cast her Special Weapon Skill and then her Ultimate, which summons a colossal meteor that descends from above to hit enemies within the Beacon's range and deal Physical Bleed DMG. Furthermore, as a reliable supporter, she can also boost her team's DMG.

Moving on to Story Chapter XLII. A new boss fight will start in a downpour. Sa, the mastermind behind the scenes, will be hiding in the eye of the storm in the sky. With the help of Griseo's paintbrush, Fu Hua travels through the dark clouds and into the eye of the storm. Captains can control different forms of Fu Hua to counter Sa's attacks, and Griseo will provide constant support for Fu Hua on the side.

Aside from the main story, the main screen of the bridge, the Valkyrie, prep, and lineup screens will be reworked in v7.1. The new UI will not only adjust the appearance and style of each screen, but also optimize its usability. In addition to the updates in the overall design of buttons and layout, the new Valkyrie screen will display different backgrounds according to the types of Valkyries. The equipment and skill screens will have a functional optimization for more convenient operations. A new Recommendations tab will be added to the prep screen, showing the available events and main story chapters in the current version. Furthermore, the new lineup screen will also be upgraded to enable Quick Lineup and improve accessibility. Last but not least, after the v7.1 update, Captains on mobile devices can save storage space by deleting audio and visual resources of some story chapters, and unused voice-over language packs!

In the upcoming new version, multiple events will be available over time. During these events, there are 4 event-specific missions and 1 login mission. Complete any 4 of them to claim Herrscher of Sentience Character Card! This must be the gift from the great Herrscher of Sentience!

The v7.1 update will be released on iOS, Android, and PC on DEC 7, 2023. A new battlesuit, limited-time events, and bountiful rewards will all be available by then! For more news on Honkai Impact 3rd, please visit our official site: honkaiimpact3.hoyoverse.com, or follow @HonkaiImpact3rd on X, Instagram, and Facebook.