Halo News – MCC Fix, Oddball, HW2 Crossplay, New HCS & Country Flag Skins!

Lots of Halo News!

343 Industries has promised to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection and enhance it for Xbox One X. Halo Wars 2 will support Cross play between Xbox One and Windows 10 “soon”,.

Alongside the fall 4K update for Halo 5 Local Server feature will launch, allowing anyone with a Windows 10 PC to make dedicated servers and run LANs. Oddball returns with an actual skull.

New HCS team skins for Luminosity, Str8Ripping and Splyce. Country Flag weapon skins have been announced for US, Canada, Mexico, UK, and Australia!

Bonnie Ross also said that their next Halo FPS title, presumably Halo 6, still won’t be announced for sometime.

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Halo Wars 2 – “Operation: SPEARBREAKER” Playthrough (New ODST Campaign DLC)

Halo Wars 2 Operation SPEARBREAKER Campaign DLC Playthrough. 2 New Missions focused on a team of ODSTs as they attempt to thwart a Banished plan on the Ark.

In the missions of “Operation: Spearbreaker” you’ll discover a new Banished plot in Atriox’s ongoing war against Captain Cutter for control of the Ark and you’ll be called upon to overcome massive enemy odds in order to save every soul fighting aboard the UNSC Spirit of Fire.

Halo Wars 2 Terminus Firefight Gameplay Reveal – Awakening The Nightmare Expansion (E3 2017)

Halo Wars 2 Terminus Firefight Gameplay with Arbiter Ripa ‘Moramee! Terminus Firefight comes with Awakening The Nightmare Expansion Fall 2017. Live demo from Xbox Daily Live @ E3 Day 2

For more on Halo Wars 2’s “Awakening The Nightmare” Expansion. Click here.

Halo Wars 2: Awakening The Nightmare Expansion Details!

Details on Halo War’s 2 “Awakening The Nightmare” Expansion! The Flood are back with Halo Wars 2 Awakening The Nightmare Expansion coming Fall 2017!

  • New Banished vs Flood Campaign
  • Blur Cinematics
  • 2 new Banished Leaders
  • New Firefight mode – “Terminus Firefight”
  • and The Flood are returning (totally canon too)!

The expansion costs $20 USD and is not covered by the game’s Season Pass.

As an aside, Leaders Jerome and Arbiter (Ripa ‘Moramee, HW1 Arbiter) are playable at E3 right now in the Terminus Firefight mode. Leaders Jerome and Arbiter will be coming to Halo Wars 2 in late June for Seasons Pass owners or $5.99 USD/each.

Halo Wars 2 Awakening The Nightmare Expansion DLC

Halo Wars 2 Awakening The Nightmare Expansion! Campaign DLC, Firefight, The Flood! (E3 2017)

Halo Wars 2 – Awakening The Nightmare Expansion B-Roll (E3 2017)

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Halo Wars 2 DLC Leader Reveal – Pax East 2017

UPDATE (3/15): Kinsano, Ranked Playlists/Leaderboards, & Patch (including damage nerf for Ander’s Sentinel units) have been delayed till at least next week, March 20-24th. – Brian Jarrard, Halo Community Manager on reddit


During 343 Industries panel at Pax East, Halo Wars 2: Creating the Story, Art, and content yet to come, they revealed the first DLC leader for Halo Wars 2 – Morgan Kinsano, a UNSC Hellbringer leader. Kinsano is the first of many leaders on their way to the game through 343 Industries and Creative Assembly’s post-launch schedule. Together, they’re aiming to add DLC content every 3rd Wednesday of every month, for at least 6 months. This content is only available through the game’s $30 season pass which was also bundled with the Ultimate Edition of the game. Halo community manager, Brian Jarrard, did mention during the panel that people will be able to buy the DLC à la carte – however there is currently no information or pricing information for the DLC at this time. Kinsano and new campaign missions will be released sometime during the week of March 13th (date TBA).

Halo Wars 2’s DLC will include new leaders with new abilities, new units for multiplayer, new Blitz cards, and new campaign missions that expand upon the Halo Wars 2 story. According to Halo Waypoint, the new campaign missions will be part of something called “Operation: Spearbreaker”, which I’m sure we will learn more about as we get closer to Kinsano’s release next week.

Kinsano is a UNSC Hellbringer Leader that focuses on speed, unit buffs, AOE and DOT abilities, and fire… lots of fire. 343 Industries announced during the panel that they have plenty of leaders coming to Halo Wars 2 including some fan favorites and some “a little bit silly”. Since the multiplayer experience does not take place in official canonical space, they have the freedom to have leaders like Sergeant Forge in the game.

Kinsano’s exclusive Blitz units and abilities:

 Unit/Ability  Energy  Unit Type
 Flame Warthog  50  Vehicle – Core Vehicle
 Helldrop (Ability)  60  Power – Deploy
 Veteran Hellbringers  70  Infantry – Anti-Infantry
 Hellcharge (Ability)  80  Power – Utility
 Veteran Flame ‘Hog  100  Vehicle – Core Vehicle
 Napalm Missiles (Ability)  100  Power – Damage
 Inferno (Ability)  180  Power – Damage
 Kinsano’s Cyclops  240  Vehicle – Hero

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At the panel 343 Industries brought along some multiplayer gameplay footage using the new leader to showcase the new units and leader abilities. You can watch it here.

What are your thoughts on Kinsano? What other leaders would you like to see added to Halo Wars 2? Let us know!