Honkai: Star Rail fans shocked as voice-over hotfix makes Sparkle “even ruder”

Sparkle Honkai Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail players were shocked as they saw the voiceover hotfix for Sparkle, which made her “even ruder.” This post will contain spoilers!

Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based strategy role-playing game developed by miHoYo and published worldwide by HoYoverse. It is set in a vast universe, allowing players to explore mysterious worlds, engage in thrilling combat, and uncover the secrets of the Stellaron.

Version 2.0, released last February 6, 2024, introduced the planet Penacony and gave players new storylines. Many have met new characters such as Acheron, Black Swan, Aventurine, Firefly, Sunday, and Sparkle.

As we know, Sparkle may look sweet at first, but she’s actually part of the Masked Fools. She has no regard for morals, even disguising herself as Robin, Sunday’s sister, who is shown dead in the dream.

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A Honkai: Star Rail game update on March 6 optimized one of Sparkle’s voice-over lines for the Trailblaze Mission “Penacony—Gentleness, the Name of Nocturne,” in which she speaks with Aventurine. It stated that the word “rock” was incorrectly used in context.

In the original version, Sparkle said, “Here’s a hint for you – Since you can’t convince anyone, why don’t you find a rock to be friends with? At least a rock won’t be able to refute your arguments, haha.”

The hotfix would be adjusted to Sparkle saying, “Here’s a hint for you – Since you can’t convince anyone, why don’t you befriend a mute? At least a mute won’t be able to refute your arguments, haha.” This change would take effect for the English voice lines in the version 2.2 update.

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Sparkle’s line before the update (u/Art-Leading)

Players reacted to the game update stating, “Bro, they make her even ruder (crying emote).” Another Honkai: Star Rail player revealed that in the original Chinese line, Sparkle used the word “mute” instead of “rock.” They believed the devs might’ve changed mute to rock as it would be the “less problematic” way. They found it wild that they would change it back to mute.

Many players didn’t mind Sparkle’s “ruder” version, as if she wasn’t rude enough. Some even loved the change to match the original Chinese voice lines. There are currently 14 days left as of today, March 12, before Sparkle’s warp banner ends. So you still have enough time to earn some Stellar Jades to pull for her if you wish!

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