In this tip, we will see how to download and play Honkai: Star Rail on PC or Mac. This will greatly improve your playing comfort and performance. There are 2 methods to play HSR on PC: via an Android emulator like BlueStacks (Windows and Mac compatible) or via the official Hoyoverse client (Windows only). Download Honkai : Star Rail on PC
The 2 ways to play Honkai: Star Rail on PC
As I mentioned, there are 2 methods to play Honkai: Star Rail on PC. The first method is to install an Android emulator like BlueStacks (the most powerful and secure on the market) which will also allow you to play all your other mobile games on your computer. The second method is to use the official client but it is only available on Windows and you will only be able to play HSR on it. If you are on Mac, you must use the first method.
Using an Android emulator for HSR on Windows or Mac
This first method to install Honkai: Star Rail on PC is compatible whether you are on Windows or Mac and it is the one we recommend. It allows you to enjoy all your favorite mobile games with a single launcher!Honkai: Star Rail on BlueStacks
First of all, go to this download page to download BlueStacks and the game on your computer. Then click on the "Play Honkai: Star Rail on PC" button.
Then you just have to install it like any other software by following the steps. When the installation is finished, the Android engine will launch and you will then be able to configure your Google account (like for a new phone). I advise you to use the account on which you have all your mobile game saves to recover your progress easily.
Install and play Honkai Star Rail on PC
Once everything is set up and running, go to the Honkai: Star Rail Google Play page or open the Google Play app and search for "Honkai: Star Rail".
To start the download, click on the "Install" button.
And now you can play Honkai: Star Rail on PC or Mac Os thanks to BlueStacks! If you have any problem with the installation, don't hesitate to read our article about optimizing BlueStacks.
Download the Official Client for Honkai: Star Rail on PC
For this second method, we are going to install the Official client of the editor Hoyoverse to play Honkai: Star Rail on PC (Windows only). This is the easiest and quickest way, but it is the least flexible and, above all, it is not compatible with Mac Os.Honkai: Star Rail Official Client
Go to the site via the button above and click on the "Download Now" button. Then click on the Windows icon in the popup that appears.
Start the installation and wait for Honkai: Star Rail to download completely.
All you have to do is connect the same account you use on your mobile to get your progress. If you are a new player, I advise you to create an account rather than playing as a guest to avoid losing your progress.
And now you know the 2 ways to download and play Honkai: Star Rail on PC or Mac. All you have to do now is enjoy your best graphics and performance while discovering the universe on board the Astral Express on your computer!
FAQ: HSR installation on PC
Installing an Android emulator for Honkai Star Rail: is it legal?
Yes, using an Android emulator to play Honkai Star Rail is allowed as long as it is not used for cheating. BlueStacks is 100% secure and legal. Moreover, it is authorized by the Official publisher.
What are the minimum system requirements to play Honkai: Star Rail on PC?
To play Honkai: Star Rail on PC with the Bluestacks 5 emulator, the minimum system requirements are as follows
- Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 to 7 (or higher) or MacOs ;
- Processor: Intel and AMD ;
- RAM: at least 4 GB ;
- HDD: 5 GB of available disk space;
- up-to-date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor.
Here are the recommended system requirements to optimize your gaming experience on Honkai: Star Rail:
- Operating system: Windows 10 or MacOs Sierra ;
- Processor: Intel Core i5 with virtualization extension enabled in the BIOS;
- graphics card: Intel/Nvidia/ATI ;
- RAM: 6 GB or more ;
- HDD: SSD (or fusion) ;
- Up-to-date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor.
Can I transfer my Honkai: Star Rail account from iOS to Android (PC)?
Good news for iPhone or iPad users, you will be able to find Honkai: Star Rail on your Android emulator for PC (or new Android phone) without losing your progress in the game! To do so, you just have to synchronize your game account with your Hoyoverse account or on another social network than Google Play / App Store. First on your mobile, then on the Android emulator.
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