Halo Wars 2

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Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2 cover
Developers
Creative Assembly
343 Industries
Publishers
Digital Microsoft Studios
Retail THQ Nordic[1]
Release dates
Windows February 21, 2017
Halo
Halo: Combat Evolved 2003
Halo 2 2007
Halo: Spartan Assault 2013
Halo: Spartan Strike 2015
Halo 5: Forge 2016
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition 2016
Halo Wars 2 2017

Key points

One of the Xbox Play Anywhere game which can be cross-play with an Xbox One.

General information

Official site

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Windows Store.png Europe only.[2]
Amazon.com Windows Store.png
Windows Store Windows Store.png
All versions require Windows Store DRM.

Version differences[edit]

Ultimate Edition[edit]

Contains Halo Wars 2 and its season pass, along with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

{installed drive}\WindowsApps\Microsoft.HoganThreshold_1.2.247.2_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\data\startup

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Voice, Cinematics.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
6 Versus, Co-op
Co-op campaign supports two players.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel i5-2500
AMD FX-4350
Intel Core i5-4690K
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7750
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 480
4 GB of VRAM

References

  1. THQ Nordic Partners with 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios for Physical Retail Release of Halo Wars 2 on Windows 10 | THQ Nordic GmbH
  2. Update on Halo Wars 2 Windows 10 PC Physical SKU | Halo Wars 2 | Forums | Halo - Official Site