Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition cover
Developers
Original game Ensemble Studios
343 Industries
Port Behaviour Interactive
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Engines
BANG!
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2016
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition guide at StrategyWiki
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Halo
Halo: Combat Evolved 2003
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Halo Online 2015*
Halo: Spartan Strike 2015
Halo 5: Forge 2016
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition 2016
Halo Wars 2 2017
Halo Recruit 2017
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 2019
Halo Infinite TBA

Key points

Remastered version of Halo Wars. Includes all of the original game's DLC.

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\Halo Wars\GameConfig.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/459220/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.BulldogThreshold_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\wgs\0009000004A4B138_6FA9010088A3442BA8B18CF53D64D3E9\0059769F9205496C9CE1349E2BD749A4\
Steam <path-to-game>\savegame\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/459220/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Can be enabled or disabled.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
"texture filtering" setting with eight steps.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA 2x, 4x, 8x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Microsoft Store and Steam players cannot play together.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4200
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M
AMD Radeon R5 M240
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/459220/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (459220) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References