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Halo Wars 2

An all-new enemy threatens the Halo universe and the only thing standing between Armageddon and humanity is the brave crew on board the Spirit of Fire.

Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One delivers a real-time strategy game experienced at the speed of Halo combat. Lead armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like Warthogs, Scorpions and exciting new units in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.

Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes early access to the full game, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2: Season Pass. Pre-order the digital version of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition and get early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, beginning 20 December 2016.

Xbox Play Anywhere: Pre-order the digital game, and it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

Available February 21, 2017

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Console: Xbox One
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Halo Wars Definitive Edition

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

Pre-order Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition and get early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, an enhanced version of the classic real-time strategy game.

Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC – made famous by the Halo FPS games – Halo Wars: Definitive Edition provides a unique angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battlefield. Control large Halo armies and direct them in action-packed warfare.

Early access rollout for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition begins 20 December 2016*.

Blitz: Instant Command

Blitz is an entirely new way to experience Halo Wars and real-time strategy gameplay. Combining tactical combat with card-based strategy, your deck is your army in Blitz as you build collections of powerful Halo vehicles and troops and command those units in fast-action matches online or solo against waves of enemies.

All-new, Action-packed Story

In Halo Wars 2, the heroes of Halo Wars return to find themselves – and the galaxy – in more danger than ever. Following the events of Halo 5, the all-new story is told in action-packed missions set on the legendary Halo destination known as the Ark.

Build Your Halo Army

Construct your bases, prepare your vehicles, and amass your troops. Lead them into huge battles that span across alien environments in a vast collection of campaign and multiplayer maps.

Multiplayer Warfare

Play Halo Wars 2 with or against your friends and the Xbox Live community in up to 3v3 matches. All-new Units with explosive firepower, Leaders with special abilities that help to turn the tide in battle, and thrilling multiplayer modes are at your fingertips as you battle on a variety of maps.

Anywhere is a great place to play

Experience the freedom to play your games wherever you want. Now when you own an Xbox Play Anywhere title, it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.

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Windows 10 System Requirements Halo Wars 2 Min Specs Halo Wars 2 Recommended Specs Halo Wars Definitive Edition Min Specs Halo Wars Definitive Edition Recommended Specs
Operating System 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10
DirectX Version DirectX 12 (Feature Level 11) DirectX 12 (Feature Level 11) DirectX 11 (Feature Level 11_0) DirectX 11 (Feature Level 11_0)
CPU - AMD AMD FX-4350 AMD FX-8350
CPU - Intel Intel i5-2500 Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i3 or Equivalent Intel Core i5 or Equivalent
GPU - AMD AMD Radeon HD 7750 AMD RX 480 NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
AMD Radeon R5 M240
NVIDIA GTX 560, 650, 750
AMD HD 5850, 6870, 7790
GPU - Intel Intel HD 4000 NVIDIA GTX 1060 Intel HD Graphics 4200
HD Space 25GB 25GB 10GB 10GB


Release date:
February 21, 2017
Xbox One and Windows 10
343 Industries/Creative Assembly
Real-Time Strategy

Game Features

1 player
1 – 6 players

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    * Pre-order the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition and receive Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The codes for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be delivered to your Xbox message centre in 7-10 days from pre-order. Redeem your code on Xbox One, or the Xbox App on Windows 10. For more information on how to redeem codes, visit ©2016 Microsoft Corporation.