Halo: Spartan Assault

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Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo: Spartan Assault cover
343 Industries
Vanguard Games
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows July 18, 2013
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Key points

Does not include the co-op mode added in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions.[1]
Microtransactions were removed in the Operation Hydra update on August 29, 2013.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Halo Waypoint - The official game series site
Halo Nation - A very detailed wiki for everything Halo related
Halo.Bungie.org - One of the biggest Halo fan sites around


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Windows Store
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Purchase also includes the Windows Phone version.
A Lite version (trial) is available for the Windows Store version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video files[3]

Apply the Halo: Spartan Assault intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\277430\local\settings.bin
Windows Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.HaloSpartanAssault_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings\settings.dat

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\277430\remote\savedata.bin
Windows Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.HaloSpartanAssault_8wekyb3d8bbwe\RoamingState
Windows Store save games are cross-platform cloud synced to Windows Phone 8 and Xbox One.[4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Listed on store page but not in Steam client properties.[5]
Xbox Cloud
Syncs progress with Xbox One and Windows Phone.[6]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-. Native for Windows Store; for Steam use Borderless Gaming.
Vert-. Native for Windows Store; for Steam use Borderless Gaming.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic (Steam version only).
Toggle with Alt+ Enter for Steam.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
True for Windows Store, false for Steam.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x AA for Steam version; false for Windows Store version.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
"Refresh rate" in Steam version. Windows Store always has Vsync.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Set "Refresh rate" to Full (capped to monitor refresh) or None (uncapped).

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
True for Steam (mouse cannot be remapped); false for Windows Store.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Disabled in controller mode.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
True for Steam; Windows Store defaults to mouse/touch every launch.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Both versions are fully playable with touch input.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound.
Surround sound
Enabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Traditional Chinese

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, RT
Processor (CPU) Dual core Quad core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2550 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 3670
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
Intel HD 3000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Supports low-end devices.[7]


  1. Co-Optimus - Review - Halo: Spartan Assault Co-Op Review
  2. Halo: Spartan Assault gets controller support - Shacknews.com
  3. Steam Community :: Guide :: How To Disable Intro Movies
  4. https://forums.halowaypoint.com/yaf_postst219126_Halo--Spartan-Assault-FAQ.aspx
  5. No steam cloud? :: Halo: Spartan Assault General Discussions
  6. Halo: Spartan Assault FAQ | Halo: Spartan Assault | Forums | Halo - Official Site
  7. http://jessefreeman.com/game-dev/3-things-halo-spartan-assault-does-right-on-windows-8/