Honkai: Star Rail’s 1.3 update introduces a wealth of new content, including the addition of Aurum Alley, a new area to explore and enhance. Furthermore, the update brings a significant expansion to the Simulated Universe known as Swarm Disaster. While this mode doesn’t reward players with Planar Ornaments like the other worlds, it offers valuable rewards such as Stellar Jades and Self-Modeling Resin, making it highly appealing. Additionally, it introduces a new Simulated Universe Blessing path called Propagation and delves into the story of the Aeons.
With numerous Trail of Pathstrider missions to complete in Swarm Disaster to unlock additional rewards and buffs, players will need to engage with this content extensively. However, they should also be prepared for challenging encounters in Honkai: Star Rail, including other events like emergencies that can be triggered.
Honkai: Star Rail – How to Trigger Emergency
Triggering an emergency is not explained during the Swarm Disaster tutorial quest, but it is essential for players to do so in order to unlock further missions in Trail of Pathstrider. While the mission information may not provide much guidance, this task is relatively straightforward and relies somewhat on luck.
However, currently, there isn’t a guaranteed method for triggering emergencies. Therefore, players must keep exploring and grinding until they encounter one. It’s important to note that since this mission requires a minimum difficulty level of 3, players should not waste their time exploring lower difficulties.
Moving to enhanced spaces (Combat, Trotter) is more likely to trigger an emergency. Players actively seeking to trigger emergencies should keep an eye out for these spaces on the map, as they are easily noticeable by a small icon in their bottom-right corner.
Honkai: Star Rail – What Are Emergencies
While emergencies are random occurrences within the Swarm Disaster, there is a variety of them that players can trigger. However, similar to their general occurrence, there isn’t a guaranteed way known as of now to trigger a specific one. It’s also worth noting that these emergencies don’t necessarily mean that they need to be handled right away. They are typically related to Swarm mechanics and the Propagation path.
Some may turn certain fields into their Swarm counterpart, while others may simply give players additional Propagation blessings. Therefore, while some players may find it more difficult to clear out Swarm fields, it isn’t an entirely negative effect and actually presents an excellent opportunity for players to collect Propagation blessings to complete this collection for more rewards.
Honkai: Star Rail is available now for Android, iOS, and PC. A PlayStation 5 version launches in Q4 2023.