Microsoft trotted out a Halo Wars 2 release date of February 21, 2017 at its E3 2016 press event, and also kicked off a week-long public beta test—exclusively for the Xbox One. But fret not! 343 Industries head guy Dan Ayoub told IGN that a PC beta is coming as well. Interestingly, Ayoub said he dislikes the term “beta,” because he feel like it's lost some of its original meaning: It's used as much as a promotional tool these days as it is for actual testing purposes. The Halo Wars 2 test on Xbox One “is a true dev beta” that's being rolled out in stages so the studio can “react to feedback,” he explained. “And it's great, people have been reacting, and we actually rolled out an update today based on user feedback.” “Closer to launch, we will have another beta that will be PC that people can hop in on,” he continued. When asked if the PC beta will be a “true developer beta” as well, he … [Read more...] about Halo Wars 2 will get a PC beta “closer to launch”
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"Halo Wars 2" will not be released until February 2017, but there is already too much hype about the game. New characters, new elements and futuristic plot are going to be included in the upcoming "Halo Wars" installment. Plot and New Characters "Halo Wars 2" will take place 28 years after the events of the previous game in the in-game Halo Universe. "Halo Wars" ended with the UNSC crew undergoing into cryosleep as they floated into space. On the other hand, "Halo Wars 2" will start the game with the UNSC crew on board the Spirit Fire Ship and waking from cryosleep in the Ark, the space where Halo rings are made by Forerunners. The new game will have two redesigned characters, James Cutter and Anders, the main protagonists of the game. The characters are reported to be more dramatic and emotional, making them more real. A new villain called Atriox, the leader of the Banished, is also introduced in "Halo Wars 2". Atriox is a merciless and sadistic leader to the mercenary group who is … [Read more...] about ‘Halo Wars 2’ Release Date, Gameplay, News & Updates: Blitz Mode Included; New Characters, Game Plot Revealed; More Details Here!
Fans have been waiting for the release of the battle simulation game "Halo Wars 2," which is currently slated on Feb. 12, 2017. Developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly, the upcoming strategy game is expected to launch on PC and XBox One; unfortunately, it won't be available on PlayStation 4. But despite that, what can players expect from the upcoming title? Here's everything you need to know about "Halo Wars 2": new features, updates and upgrades, quests and missions, and more. New lead characters on 'Halo Wars: 2' New installments mean big changes, and by that, we mean new lead actors for the main characters in "Halo Wars 2." Cutters is now played by Gideon Emery (from Battlefield 3), who was chosen to reflect the 28 years that has since passed after the first Halo Wars, while Fay Kingsley (Mirror's Edge Catalyst), will be playing Anders, as reported by International Business Times. Both actors are expected to bring a lot into their new roles as they breathe life into the … [Read more...] about ‘Halo Wars 2’ Release Date, News & Update: New Leads, Villains for Sequel; Microtransactions in Game’s Campaign, Multiplayer & Blitz Mode! [GAMEPLAY]
With the "Halo Wars 2" release date arriving in two months, more details of the upcoming title have been released. The most recent exciting revelation via a "Halo Wars 2" trailer is its villain, the fearsome Atriox. 'Halo Wars 2' Trailer - The Origins Of Atriox Finally, developers 343 Industries and Creative Assembly revealed something about the upcoming title's storyline via the recently released "Halo Wars 2" trailer which details its villain Atriox . From the trailer, it is explained how Atriox started to hate the Covenant and everything it stands for, leading a resistance that may threaten all with its savagery. As explained by the "Halo Wars 2" trailer, the Covenant used Antiox and his clan as a convenient and disposable muscle in their campaigns. Led to believe that dying in battle is a sure way to fulfill their holy purpose, they embraced the lie and none of them came back from beyond to complain afterwards. That is, until Atriox did and there will be hell to pay. … [Read more...] about ‘Halo Wars 2’ Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, News & Update: Fearsome Villain Atriox Revealed! More Gameplay Details!
Microsoft and Total War developer Creative Assembly have finished development on Halo Wars 2, meaning the RTS has gone gold, 343 Industries boss Dan Ayoub announced on Twitter.Not pictured is the team at Creative Assembly. According to Ayoub, this "kick-ass" team has been Microsoft's partner and "deserve[s] a ton of credit; been side by side since the start."Halo Wars 2 launches on February 21 for Xbox One and PC, though people who buy the $80 Ultimate Edition can start playing on February 17. It is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so buying it digitally on one platform gets you access to the other for free. All progress, including saves and achievements, are available on each platform.In other news, an open beta for Halo Wars 2 launches on January 20. Additionally, Microsoft announced a partnership with THQ Nordic to release a disc-based physical version of the game at retail. … [Read more...] about Halo Wars 2 Release Date Nearing as Game Goes Gold
A "huge" patch for Halo Wars 2 is on the way, developer 343 Industries has announced. In its latest weekly blog post, the studio said this patch, due out soon, will address "a number of the most common issues being reported by some players." The patch fixes a bug where players could get stuck at the loading screen and another where some PC players saw a black screen when booting the game up. It also adds a welcome-sounding feature on PC that will alert players if they have old drivers. There are a number of gameplay changes, too, including a fix for a problem where units would become unresponsive in the Blitz mode. It also clears out an issue where some units could receive a 4X speed boost, while friendly cloaked units will now appear on the minimap. The patch does not include any balance changes for the game's units, though 343 is tracking player feedback and will adjust the game accordingly in the future.You can see the complete patch notes below, along with a list of known issues … [Read more...] about Huge Halo Wars 2 Patch Coming Soon, See The Patch Notes Here
Awakening the Nightmare, the first big story expansion for Halo Wars 2, will launch on September 26, Microsoft announced this week at Gamescom. You play as the bag guys, The Banished, as you take on a Flood threat against the Ark. The Flood stand to be a formidable foe, as they can change forms to make things more difficult for you.In addition to the new story content, Awakening the Nightmare adds the Terminus Firefight mode. This involves squaring off against waves of randomised enemies. "The number of possible leader combinations with all the different leader powers and hero units is going to make this mode pretty nuts and while there will definitely be competition for highest scores," developer 343 said in a blog post.You can see some gorgeous-looking art for Awakening the Nightmare here on the Halo website. A new update for all Halo Wars 2 players is also coming. It adds a Spectator mode and Arena tournaments, along with 4K and HDR support for people playing on Xbox One X. There … [Read more...] about Halo Wars 2 Expansion Awakening The Nightmare Release Date Announced
[Update] The Halo Wars 2 was shown during the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, revealing the game is a direct sequel to the first game."One of the top asks from fans was to continue the adventures of the Spirit of Fire," said Dan Ayoub, head of 343 Industries. "In partnership with Creative Assembly, we're proud to bring Halo Wars 2 to Xbox One and PC on February 21, 2017."A week-long beta for Halo Wars 2 was also confirmed, it begins on June 15 and ends on June 20. Watch the trailer in full below.[Original story] Following on from last week's rumour that a Halo Wars 2 open beta will be kicking off tomorrow, a new screenshot has emerged online. The image was shared on Neogaf and is reportedly a still captured from the CGI trailer.The image shows Alice-130, a Spartan-II Commando from Halo Wars.Earlier this week an Xbox One product page for Halo Wars 2 was spotted online, apparently having gone live early. According to the page, the open beta would run until June 20. Halo Wars 2 is a … [Read more...] about Halo Wars 2 Release Date Confirmed, New Trailer Released
Missed out on the first Halo Wars 2 beta? You will have another chance to play the game ahead of its February 2017 release, Microsoft has confirmed.A second beta for the RTS sequel will be held "closer to launch," a Microsoft representative told GameSpot. Unlike the first beta, which ran June 13-23, the second one will be held on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.Additionally, there will be a new mode. The first beta included multiplayer modes deathmatch and domination. There is no word yet on what the other new mode will be or the specific dates for when the second beta will run.Although the second Halo Wars 2 beta will be held on Xbox One and PC, there will not be cross-play since the game does not support it.Halo Wars 2 is a Play Anywhere game, meaning buying it (digitally) on Xbox One gets you the PC version free and vice versa. Originally set to come out in 2016, Halo Wars 2 is now pegged to arrive in February 2017.For more on Halo Wars 2, check out GameSpot's preview from E3 2016, … [Read more...] about Another Halo Wars 2 Beta Is Coming With a New Mode
Halo Wars 2 will launch on Feb. 21, 2017, for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Microsoft gave the release date as part of its E3 presser today, showing off a new cinematic trailer for the upcoming strategy game.The game introduces a new faction called The Banished with Atriox serving as the lead villain. It will also take part in the Xbox Play Anywhere program, allowing for progress and achievements to carry over between PC and Xbox.An open beta will be available on the Xbox Store and Windows Store from today, June 13, until June 20, dates that first leaked earlier this week. Up to six players can take part in the multiplayer test. 343 Industries debuted the first, brief beta footage from the game during the event as well. 343 first announced that it was working with Creative Assembly on a second Halo Wars at Gamescom 2015. The game was originally set for a fall release.Check out our gallery below to see more of the game. … [Read more...] about Halo Wars 2 comes to Xbox One, Windows 10 next February