Halo Wars 2 Hero

Expansion coming this autumn

The banished – Atriox

Know your enemy

The Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare expansion brings a new perspective to the Halo Wars saga. Take control of the Banished and their advanced weaponry in a new campaign against a deadly enemy – the Flood – and expand your multiplayer arsenal with all-new leaders, units and maps.

Trailers and gameplay

Game features

Halo Wars 2 build army

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.

Halo Wars 2 multiplayer warfare

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.

Halo Wars 2 blitz

Blitz: Instant Command

Blitz is a new twist on RTS gameplay that combines card-based strategy with explosive combat. Your card deck is your army in Blitz.

What’s new with Halo Wars 2

Serena & Spearbreaker Sergeant Johnson Leaders Intel Inside

Serena & Spearbreaker

The Serina Leader Pack puts powerful cryo units and attacks at your command to chill, freeze, and shatter your opponents with exciting combo attacks. Operation: Spearbreaker Campaign missions put you in the boots of an elite ODST squad tasked with stopping a dangerous new Banished threat against Captain Cutter and the USNC Spirit of Fire.

Halo Wars 2 Boxshot

Game details

Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2. Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.

Additional information

  • Publisher
  • Microsoft Studios
  • Developer
  • 343 Industries
  • Genre
  • Strategy
  • Platforms
  • Xbox One
    Windows 10
  • Release date
  • 21 February 2017

Windows 10 system requirements

OS 64-bit Windows 10 14393 (Anniversary)
DirectX Version DirectX 12 (Feature Level 11)
CPU Intel i5-2500, AMD FX-4350
GPU nVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti, AMD Radeon HD 7750, Intel HD 520
OS 64-bit Windows 10 14393 (Anniversary)
DirectX Version DirectX 12 (Feature Level 11)
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K, AMD FX-8350
GPU AMD RX 480, nVidia GTX 1060
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Now when you own an Xbox Play Anywhere digital title, it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. Play a game and pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or PC, bringing all your saves, game add-ons and achievements with you. Anywhere is a great place to play.2

Get the game

Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition

Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition

Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition delivers the original Halo Wars with enhanced graphics, new achievements and all of its DLC, running natively on Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • Halo Wars 2 Season Pass brings new Leaders, Units, Blitz cards and Campaign missions.
Xbox Play Anywhere
Halo Wars 2 Standard Edition

Halo Wars 2 Standard Edition

Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2.

Xbox Play Anywhere
Halo Wars 2 Definitive Edition

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

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.

Xbox Play Anywhere
Xbox One X

The new Xbox One X

The world’s most powerful console

Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 bundle

The ultimate Halo Wars 2 bundle


Elevate your game

Xbox Wireless Controller

Xbox Wireless Controller

The best controller just got even better

Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller