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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 December 20, 2016.
Xbox Play Anywhere: Pre-order the digital game, and it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
Tune in February 20th from 9PM to 12AM EST to watch some of the game's top players compete in an action-packed Blitz Firefight score competition in the hours leading up to launch.
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.
Captain James Cutter is the commander and heart of the UNSC combat support vessel Spirit of Fire, and he first made a name for himself fighting against the human Insurrection (before that rebellion was interrupted by the arrival of the Covenant).
Why he fights: Duty, honor, and holding the line no matter what the cost.
Atriox is the iron-willed master of the Banished, a growing army of former Covenant warriors and mercenaries now poised to take control of the largest weapons platform in the history of the Halo universe. As a battle-scarred Jiralhanae (known as “Brutes” in Halo) Atriox possesses incredible physical and combat abilities, but unlike other Brutes, Atriox’s real threat lies in his strategic and tactical brilliance.
Why he fights: The strong will never bow again.
Professor Ellen Anders is one of the galaxy’s most brilliant scientific minds and a leading expert on xenobiology and ancient Forerunner systems. Even 28 years frozen in cryosleep can’t diminish the hands-on experience she’s had with Forerunner technology, and Captain Cutter will need every bit of her expertise as the Spirit of Fire awakes from cryo to find itself battling to control the birthplace of the Halo rings.
Why she fights: Knowledge and the infinite potential of Forerunner technologies
Decimus is the embodiment of every horror story UNSC Marines have ever swapped about fighting the Brutes. He’s ruthless, gloriously bloodthirsty, and almost unparalleled in raw physical strength. When Decimus fought for the Covenant he took particular delight in hand-to-hand combat with the woefully outmatched soldiers on the side of humanity.
Why he fights: The glory of the kill and the traditional Brute belief that might makes right.
Isabel is an artificial intelligence created to manage logistics at a UNSC base on the Forerunner installation known as “The Ark.” When her base was destroyed in a surprise attack by the Banished she was powerless to stop the slaughter of her friends and she swore revenge against Atriox.
Why she fights: Retribution and finding a new family.
In the chaotic last days of the Covenant, the Shipmaster found himself grappling with betrayal by his former Covenant leaders and no clear path forward as all Covenant beliefs had been forcibly cast aside. The one constant of his command, however, was his obligation to his crew and to keep that crew together and alive.
Why he fights: A captain can sacrifice everything if it means keeping his crew alive.
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.
Blitz is a new, innovative and action-packed twist on RTS gameplay that combines card-based strategy with explosive combat. Your card deck is your army in Blitz.
Log on to Xbox Live and play the Halo Wars 2 beta for a chance to win the Halo Wars 2 console bundle and an elite controller.
Spartan Douglas is a legend in the Halo universe and he’s just as powerful as a Spartan should be in Blitz mode. Douglas is effective against all types of units and will sustain his presence on the field with a regenerative shield.
Elite Rangers are quick to action scouts within the Banished, capable of detecting stealthed units, and are a strong counter to enemy infantry.
The Trooper Hornet is a great counter to ground vehicles with its aerial offensive abilities. With the Last Stand ability, these Hornets deploy three infantry units when they’re finally knocked out of the sky by enemy fire.
Deploy the Locust as a long-range offensive unit with the ability to generate a shield to win protracted engagements.
Units are precious in Blitz mode, and smart use of the Restoration leader ability to heal your injured troops can turn the tide of battle.
Halo Wars 2 + Halo Wars: Definitive Edition + Season Pass
Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes early access to the full game, instant early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, and the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass.
Download once, play on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC
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 December 20, 2016*.
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.
|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 14393 (Anniversary)||64-bit Windows 10 14393 (Anniversary)||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)|
|Intel Core i5-4690K
|Intel Core i3 or Equivalent||Intel Core i5 or Equivalent|
|GPU||nVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7750
Intel HD 520
|AMD RX 480
nVidia GTX 1060
|NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
AMD Radeon R5 M240
Intel HD Graphics 4200
|NVIDIA GTX 560, 650, 750
AMD HD 5850, 6870, 7790
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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.
* 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 center in 7-10 days from pre-order. Redeem your code on Xbox One, Xbox.com or the Xbox App on Windows 10. For more information on how to redeem codes, visit Xbox.com/howtoredeem-console. ©2016 Microsoft Corporation.