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Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes early access to the full game on February 17, 2017; early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition beginning December 20, 2016*; and the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass. 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. The Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition includes: -Halo Wars 2 – Early Access Play Halo Wars 2 four days early -Halo Wars 2 Season Pass - Grow your war chest with the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass. The Season Pass delivers regular updates that span more than six months, including: New Leaders with abilities that change the course of multiplayer matches, new Units that add to your multiplayer arsenal, new Blitz cards to collect and take into battle, and new campaign missions that expand the Halo Wars 2 story. -Halo Wars: Definitive Edition - Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the real-time strategy classic, Halo Wars, updated to run natively on Xbox One and Windows 10. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition includes improved graphics, new achievements and all of the DLC created for the landmark real-time strategy game. FEATURING: - All-new, Action-packed Story – 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. Players will strategically command overwhelming firepower in large-scale battles against a terrifying threat facing the UNSC and all of humanity. - 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 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 wage war on a variety of maps. - 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. *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, beginning December 20, 2016. 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. Your Halo Wars 2 pre-order includes the Halo Wars 2 – Digital Pre-order Bonus Pack for use in Halo 5: Guardians on XBOX One. To receive your pre-order bonus search for “Halo Wars 2 – Digital Pre-order Bonus Pack” on the Xbox Store and download from the details page. *Online multiplayer features require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately).

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PC

PC

Capabilities

  • Online co-op- 2 players
  • Online multiplayer- 2 to 6 players

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Studios


Category
Strategy


  • Age rating
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    Teen

    Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB

    Mild Blood

    Mild Language

    Violence


Installation
Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on your Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
日本語 (日本)
Français (France)
Русский (Россия)
Italiano (Italia)
한국어(대한민국)
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Rating:5/5

2/17/2017

Adam

Platform: PC

It's Live, and it's Great A+ work guys

So far so good, it's live for PC and it let me play XBONE too.. It's 10x the original, animations are excellent, battles are large and intense. * Will update. IT runs flawlessly on my PC on Ultra. Check my vids

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

2/14/2017

Van

Platform: PC

???

Pretty sure I bought the Ultimate edition and yet it wont download. Shouldn't I be able to play this 4 days early? Now it downloads after a few hours of waiting and posting. Alright It has been downloaded and yet I can't play it. Never mind it actually opens on the 16 and the actually release date is the 21. You guys really need to put that up.

10 out of 119 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

2/17/2017

Abled

Platform: PC

Great Title With Few Bugs

Halo Wars 2 was a big thing for me and the hype was real. When I first started playing the campaign I noticed the cut scenes between the missions were lacking, but in the beginning and end there is around 30 minutes worth. There was a few holes in the story, but the overall impression was good. Multiplayer is right now is awful. I get the same lag from Halo Wars where it freezes the game mid fight. The controls menu is also a bit janky, but using the controller is works good. This bundle comes with all the extra features and DLC (For example the flame warthogs in Halo Wars). Overall its good, I think a bug fix needs to address the connection issues, but that could be from the lack of people playing this on early access.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

2/13/2017

BrainBucket

Platform: PC

Can't wait!

I can't wait for this to come out. I am concerned though, about why the add-ons "Welcome to the Ark" and "Isabel, Blitz card pack" are no longer on the store. I hope I still get them. Over all though, The betas for this game were really fun and I really wanna play except, Blitz seems like it will become Warzone firefight of Halo 5. I do not want The new blitz mode to be Pay-to-win. Please don't let it happen 343!

6 out of 12 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/17/2017

Austin

Platform: PC

They really nailed it.

(At the time of this review I have played about 1 hour or so) Halo Wars was a great game and they put a lot of work into this one to. Halo Wars 2 is everything we wanted for Halo Wars 1 and more. The graphics are great, nice, and smooth. The units move way better and there are more ways to move them or change to different units etc... The way you play the game is better and so is the game itself. I give it a 5 star rating because I see myself playing this for many months or till the next Halo game comes out lol. If you love Halo Wars 1 then 2 is going to make you feel right at home except you are moving into a bigger house and it feels better than the other one.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

2/18/2017

Joseph

Platform: PC

Amazing Sequel!

Halo Wars 1 was a really fun, but unbalanced RTS, taking Halo back to its RTS roots. The sequel has been better balanced and has better mechanics under the hood. Path finding is better, responsiveness is much better, and although some changes are disappointing, like ODSTs and Spartans aren't as powerful. Great campaign! And performance is great

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

2/17/2017

Tobias

Platform: PC

Probably should have put minimum requirements

So there is one tiny problem: minimum requirements were not posted up for this game until like the day of, and now I am getting the fatal error: "GRAPHICS CARD DOES NOT MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS". I did not know that they straight up disallow you to even try to lower any settings of the game to make it run on lower end PCs. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw they had such a high minimum requirement for a RTS. Either or, as long as if I own the Xbox One version I'll just play it on that, idk if I can even launch Halo Wars Definitive edition (What I mainly wanted to try) just disappointed I couldn't bring this game with me so I guess I will just be waiting till I can play it on the One. For future reference don't ever buy/pre-order games on this store if you either are below or the system requirements for a game doesn't display, for the people who rarely shop using this store to buy relatively beefy games as this store will not let you launch the game if you are below requirements

One person found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

2/18/2017

Carlos

Platform: PC

I'm a die hard Halo fanboy, 343 get your Sh*t together.

Halo Wars 2 is crashing, ALOT. For what seems to be no reason. I don't have the best gaming computer out there, but with a GTX 960M, 16gb RAM, and a bunch of other shenanigans, my computer is pretty decent at running games. I can't even change the controls before it crashes. Why is this an issue, I'd love to enjoy this game, but why early release a game that doesn't work? Fix this or refund my money, this is BS!

One person found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/8/2017

Benjamin

Platform: PC

so much fun

game was always super fun to replay nice to see it on pc now

12 out of 23 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/11/2017

Daniel

Platform: PC

Seems like its gonna be good

I need to play the story to have a real feel for the game...

6 out of 15 people found this helpful.

Rating:/5

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