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 Wars 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Halo Wars 2 at Wikipedia
Halo
Halo: Combat Evolved 2003
Halo 2 2007
Halo: Spartan Assault 2013
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

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
Microsoft Store
Windows
Amazon.com
Microsoft Store
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass: Standard Edition - however not available in the US.[2]
Windows
All versions require Microsoft Store DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed in a later patch.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Ultimate Edition contains Halo Wars 2 and its season pass, along with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

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
Up to 7.1 output.
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 Core i5-2500
AMD FX-4350
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7750
2 GB of VRAM

References