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HALO WARS 2: xbox one/windows 10 -2/21/17




Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, Season Pass, and Halo Wars Remaster Detailed

Today, Microsoft released further details about the Ultimate Edition and all of its parts:
  • Halo Wars 2 - Of course. Don't forget it's part of the Play Anywhere program, so one purchase unlocks the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • Early Access - Four days of early access to the game.
  • Halo Wars 2 Season Pass - Sold separately for $29.99 but included with the Ultimate Edition, this pass will grant access to new leaders, new units for multiplayer, and a new campaign expansion over the course of six months. There are no details on whether any of that content will be sold separately.
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition - Players will get to relive the full Halo Wars story with improved visuals, both DLC packs and, most importantly, new achievements for you to enjoy. There are no details on whether this will be available separately. It is also a part of the Play Anywhere program, so this will be the first time players will be able to play Halo Wars on a PC.

The Ultimate Edition will cost $79.99, which sounds like a remarkable discount considering the price of the content alone. Halo Wars 2 releases February 21st, 2017. There's currently an open beta running if you're interested in seeing how the game plays.


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Re: Halo wars 2: Xbox one/windows 10 -2/21/17

love the first one, hoped for another one. Well fuck yeah!

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downloaded the beta but its not working for me at all, gonna re-install it tonight.
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Re: HALO WARS 2: xbox one/windows 10 -2/21/17

HALO WARS 2 PC PHYSICAL RELEASE FOR THE U.S. CANCELLED

Halo Wars 2 will no longer be getting a physical release for PC in the U.S., 343 Industries has announced.

In a post on Halo Waypoint, 343's community manager Brian Jarrard explained that "retail plans have shifted and Microsoft has made the decision to focus the release of the physical retail version to Europe only."

"THQ Nordic is a great partner and they are working with us to ensure this transition remains smooth for our customers ... We apologize to any customers affected by the change in our retail plans, and thank everyone for the continued support as we look forward to the release of Halo Wars 2," Jarrard said.


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Yeah this was all over CAG. Lots of people had pre-ordered the PC Ultimate Edition from Amazon so that they could get a digital copy for the XO and the PC and still get a 20% discount on the purchase with Prime. Those orders were all getting canceled and now we know why.
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We'll that's pretty shitty. I still have the Ultimate Edition on XB1 preordered at Best Buy through one of those Visa Checkout deals. It also came with a couple preorder items, including a figure or something. I loved the first game, so I can't wait to check out this one.
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Re: HALO WARS 2: xbox one/windows 10 -2/21/17

Love Halo games single player, but pretty much don't do multiplayer for anything. Despite being a Halo-completist, I've always gotten the impression the Wars series probably isn't worth it for single player only fans.
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Love Halo games single player, but pretty much don't do multiplayer for anything. Despite being a Halo-completist, I've always gotten the impression the Wars series probably isn't worth it for single player only fans.
That's not the case at all. I always play RTS games against the AI and enjoy it a lot. I had a lot of fun playing Halo Wars solo on the 360.
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Yeah, the single player campaign is where most of the fun was at for me. If you like Command & Conquer, you would probably enjoy Halo Wars.
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That's not the case at all. I always play RTS games against the AI and enjoy it a lot. I had a lot of fun playing Halo Wars solo on the 360.
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Yeah, the single player campaign is where most of the fun was at for me. If you like Command & Conquer, you would probably enjoy Halo Wars.
Sweet, thanks guys. Collecting games for my unplayed mountain will continue!
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I had forgotten that the UE version comes out earlier. I should be getting this from Amazon on Friday. Something fun to play this weekend.
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81 so far on Metacritic with 25 reviews.

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I have a half day tomorrow since my daughter gets off school early. Can't wait to swing by and pick it up and dump some time into it over the weekend.
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I had forgotten that the UE version comes out earlier. I should be getting this from Amazon on Friday. Something fun to play this weekend.
Apparently Amazon forgot as well. They only shipped it this afternoon and will arrive on Monday. Hey, maybe I didn't give them enough advance notice - - I only preordered it in JULY!
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Yeah, the single player campaign is where most of the fun was at for me. If you like Command & Conquer, you would probably enjoy Halo Wars.
Wow if that's the case I need to consider this one. Didn't play the first Halo Wars but love the command and conquer series...at least on pc. Does it play the same on console?
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I was never really a PC gamer, but I played a shit ton of C&C on consoles. I would say this is very similar and easy enough to play with a controller.
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I called Amazon and let them know that I was really unhappy that they didn't ship this on-time. Told them that one of the reasons for the premium price of the Ultimate Edition is that you get it 4 days early.
The initial CS guy barely spoke English and didn't understand, but his supervisor apologized and offered to give me half the purchase price back to me.
For $30, I can wait until Monday to play it.
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Ended up impulse buying the UE from CDKeys for $60 last week, and have been enjoying the tutorial and the first mission 3 times. Every time I try to play I get interrupted by the norovirus affecting my kid or my wife.

Blitz mode is an interesting take. I was pretty high when trying that out so it seemed pretty overwhelming, but I think it will be a neat diversion from resource collection/base building.
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My copy came last night despite the email stating that I would get it Monday. Now I feel like an asshole.
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I'm only a few missions in, but it's great so far. I keep fucking up the controls and selecting the wrong units. I still need to give Blitz mode a shot.
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I'm only a few missions in, but it's great so far. I keep fucking up the controls and selecting the wrong units. I still need to give Blitz mode a shot.
Yeah, I need to remind myself to make groupings and use the hot key to select them. It's not effective to Select All Units and attempt to kick ass.
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