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Honkai Impact 3rd

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Honkai Impact 3rd
Honkai Impact 3rd cover
Overseas (2021-present) HoYoverse
China, Overseas (2019-2021) miHoYo
Unity 5.3[Note 1]
Unity 2017[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows September 5, 2019
macOS (OS X) April 25, 2024
Monetization DLC, Free-to-play, Subscription
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Free-to-grind, Loot box, Unlock, Time-limited
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash, JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Supernatural
Series Honkai
Honkai Impact 3rd on HowLongToBeat
Honkai Impact 3rd on IGDB
Honkai Impact 3rd on MobyGames
Honkai Impact 3rd on Wikipedia
Honkai Impact 3rd 2019
Honkai: Star Rail 2023


This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Honkai Impact 3rd[Note 3] is a hack and slash JRPG game developed and published by miHoYo.

With the exception of the Steam releases, the PC versions have cross-play compatibility with the mobile versions of the game.

Initially released for Android and iOS in China on October 16, 2016 and then the rest of the world throughout 2017 to 2018, the PC version was released as an open beta in China on September 5, 2019, followed by the releases in North America and Europe on December 26, 2019 and then in Southeast Asia on February 13, 2020.[2][3][4] It was later released on Steam and Epic Games Store on October 20, 2021 and October 27, 2022 respectively.

Since December 2021, miHoYo's subsidiary Cognosphere took over as the publisher of the game outside of China.

On February 2nd, 2024, the game updated to v7.3 with the Part 2, which introduced native mouse controls and several improvements to PC experience overall.

It should be noted that the Steam releases doesn't support HoYoverse account, meaning that progress made on the launcher versions with HoYoverse account cannot be carried over to Steam releases and vice versa.

General Infomation

Steam Community Discussions for Global server
Steam Community Discussions for Chinese server
Steam Community Discussions for Japanese server


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Chinese server
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Southeast Asia server
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Global server
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Korean server
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Taiwan server
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Japanese server
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Global server
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Global server
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Japanese server
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Chinese server
All versions require a constant internet connection for all game modes.
Requires a HoYoverse account on the Global, Southeast Asia, Korean, Taiwan and Japanese servers and a MiHoYo account on the Chinese server.
The game is also downloadable on PC via Google Play Games on the Global, Southeast Asia, Korean, Taiwan and Japanese servers (this application downloads the native pc version, instead of the emulated Android version).

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Xuanyuan Free, year 1 DLC
Chiyou Free, year 1 DLC
Sakura Samsara Free, year 1 DLC
Theresa "Eternal Memory" Free, year 1 DLC
Bronya "The Awakening" Free, year 1 DLC
Kallen Fantasy VII Free, year 1 DLC
Sakura Samsara "Jizo Soul" Free, year 2 DLC
Fu Hua "The Forgotten" Free, year 2 DLC
Schicksal Headquarters Free, year 2 DLC
Reburn (Event) Free, limited 2 Year Anniversary DLC
The Twin "Dream of Gemina" Free, year 3 DLC
Post-Houkai Odyssey Free, year 3 DLC


Type Notes
Boost In early levels, it is possible to purchase "new captain bundle" which contains lots of Crystals til level 50 and this may allow players to gain massive grind advantage.
Every Season, a new Battle Pass is released which temporarily boosts the speed at grinding crystals, Epic crafting items, as well as giving special items that are only available in BP. The Battle Pass can be purchased using Bundle Coins.
Currency Crystals are a real money purchase but can be earned as in-game rewards over time. Crystals can be used to purchase supplies, cosmetics and unlock characters, which are frequently added into the game at regular intervals.
Bundle Coins are a real money purchase and can't be earned in-game, can be used to purchase items that require real money or bundles that have lower cost than paying with Crystals.
Free-to-grind Crystals can be earned through most missions, events, and daily activities(such as Q-Singularis/Dirac), allowing the player to gather enough to pull and unlock new characters(or get items to rank them up) through loot box, level up the Battle Pass, Stamina to play for longer or spend in event-limited items to progress.
Infinite spend Bundles sold with Bundle Coins usually have finite cap; otherwise, no practical limit to how much real money can be spent in the game.
Loot box Crystals can be spent on Supplies which are loot boxes that may drop Epic or Legendary items, and guarantees a Epic quality characters or items every 10 pulls and, usually, a Legendary quality character or item every 100 (some supplies may have different conditions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\miHoYo\Honkai Impact 3rd\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1671200/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud
Cross-save is available with the mobile version of the game if not playing via Steam.


Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings
Image Settings
Image Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
In Settings/More, there's a "Ultrawide Compatible" button, which moves the UI to the edges of the screen.[citation needed]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Available as an option of the Resolution setting.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Available as an option of the Resolution setting - titled as Fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and TAA available.
SSAA 1.5x when setting Rendering Accuracy to Very High.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
There is no VSync option, but due to DWM, the game will not be tearing when rendered.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Up to 120 FPS is available in combat and 60 FPS outside of combat. Use Uncap FPS to unlock unlimited FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Exclusive fullscreen

Enable exclusive fullscreen

Use the -window-mode exclusive command line arguments.

Uncap FPS

Unlimited FPS[citation needed]
  1. Go to game registry location
  2. Look for GENERAL_DATA_V2_PersonalGraphicsSettingV2
  3. Right click and click "Modify", on the right side of the hex editor there are readable texts
  4. Find TargetFramerateForInLevel and TargetFramerateForOthers, change them to any framerates you like.


It is recommended to cap TargetFramerateForOthers at 30 or 60 to reduce heat and improve loading time.
It is recommended to Cap Framerate using AMD Max FPS / Nvidia Max Frame Rate / RivaTuner Framerate limit to provide best frametime.


In v7.3, the game introduced native mouse controls.
Assist/controls settings
Assist/controls settings

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Mouse actions can not be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Holding Alt allows to use mouse for menus in-game when using keyboard&mouse mode.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
The game is designed for mobile devices with extra KB/M and Controller support, all touchscreen buttons that show up on the screen can be used with a touchscreen device.
Controller support
Full controller support
Menus have to be navigated with a virtual mouse cursor controller using right stick.
Controller remapping
Sticks, some D-Pad controls and Pause cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
Generic/other controllers
The game vaguely detects certain buttons in reverse. It does not work to run Steam Big Picture, and if the game is added to the catalog, it will generate the blue screen of death when running.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Currently only supports XBO controller.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles are softcoded in .srt format for SEA / Global clients
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Southeast Asia and Global servers only
Simplified Chinese
Japanese server only for the Japanese text
Korean server only


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
30 Sometimes during events, a Lobby mode is available where up to 30 players can interact with eachother.
Global chat available.
Online Co-Op modes were removed on February 29th, 2024.
Asynchronous multiplayer
Several Challenge modes are available which feature online ranked leaderboards.

Connection types

Issues fixed

Installer says Insufficient system drive space

This happens when Temp folder is on Ramdisk, and GetVolumePathName is not implemented in Ramdisk driver.
Use RamDiskHook[5]
  1. Download version.dll from Release or build from source code
  2. Put version.dll in the same folder of Honkai Impact 3rd installer (usually named as "bh3_xxx.exe")
  3. Run installer, the message should disappear and game can be installed

InControlNative.dll Access Violation

Run game as administrator
Delete InControlNative.dll in <path-to-game>\Games\BH3_Data\Plugins


Deleting InControlNative.dll will cause game to not detect controllers.
BH3 in BH3_Data may have a different name depending on the server.

No haptic feedback on Dualshock 4

Use an XInput wrapper

UI and HUD not working properly with Ultrawidescreen resolutions

Enable Ultrawide Compatible in Settings -> More and restart the game.[citation needed]


Changing the resolution from widescreen to ultrawidescreen while in a stage may make the HUD stay in widescreen mode.

Zip format not supported

Make sure that your internet connection is stable and capable of connecting to miHoYo's servers


If network is unstable, the Start button turns into an Update button and players will see the 'Zip format not supported' error even if there is no new update.
Make sure that you're launching the game via the launcher

CG's don't have subtitles

Extract any .srt from the .zip files manually from <path-to-game>\Games\BH3_Data\StreamingAssets\Video to the same folder


BH3 in BH3_Data may have a different name depending on the server.
In-game, you can download all CGs(and also subtitles) of the game by pressing the Download button in top left of the Phone -> Collection -> Cutscene menu, letting you extract all subtitles at once without revisiting the folder frequently.

CG's don't render correctly

Make sure you have installed Windows Media Feature Pack

Unable to interact with Valkyrie on the bridge

Change system region format to English(US) or English(UK)


This may also fix other issues, like the giant models in the in-game events.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)
Mac version added in game version v7.4.


Middleware Notes
Audio Audiokinetic Wwise
Cutscenes x264 running on AVPro Video
Anti-cheat Tencent Anti-Cheat Expert

System requirements

Due to the nature of the game a live service game, some requirements may become or are already out of date.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-6100
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30GB[Note 6]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
Radeon HD 7870
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 5.3.6p5[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2017.4.18f12[1]
  3. 崩坏3 in Chinese and 崩壊3rd in Japanese. Known as Houkai Impact 3 in Asia region.
  4. Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  5. As of v7.3, this is about as much how much files from all chapters take up - though it will gradually increase.
  6. As of v7.3, this is how much base files up to chapter 9 take up.