There are still four days until its official release date, but Halo Wars 2 is now available – or at least it is if you are one of those who has decided that the Ultimate Edition is for you.
Whilst our full review will be with you in the next few days, Halo Wars 2 is now available for purchase on Xbox One, and thanks to the remarkable magical world of Xbox Play Anywhere, can also be checked out on your Win10 PC – at no extra cost. You will however need to get down and integrate yourself fully with the Halo universe though, as currently the game is limited to those who wish to purchase the Ultimate Edition. If we’re honest, then we reckon that is the way to go anyways, grabbing the Season Pass and as much content as you possibly can in the process.
The Xbox Games Store holds the key to this success, but should you only be willing to hop aboard with the base game, then you’ll need to wait until Tuesday 21st Feb 2017 for access.
The Ultimate Edition also lets you delve in deep with the Definitive Edition of the original game, Halo Wars – if you want to know more about that, then we urge you to have a read of our review.
Halo Wars 2 promises to bring us the most in depth RTS available on Xbox One yet. With the world of Halo opening its doors once more, can you resist the temptation of the Ultimate Edition?
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. 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).