Halo Wars 2

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Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2 cover
Creative Assembly
343 Industries
Digital Microsoft Studios
Retail THQ Nordic[1]
Release dates
Windows February 21, 2017
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


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

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

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
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 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


  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