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!

Halo 6 News – Split-Screen and Black Undersuits!

Halo 6 News! Halo 6 will have Split-Screen and Black Undersuits!

At yesterday’s DICE Summit in Las Vegas, Bonnie Ross took to the stage to talk about world building. During her speech she talked about some of the lessons learned when they took the helm of the Halo franchise.

One of the painful lessons, aside from Halo MCC’s multiplayer and launch woes, was the decision to remove split-screen for Halo 5. Since then the community has been vocal and Bonnie Ross announced that all future Halo FPS titles will have split-screen. Expect Halo 6, or whatever the next FPS title is to be called, to launch around fall 2018. Keep your eyes out this E3 in June as many expect a teaser… or maybe something along the lines of Anniversary like treatment (*cough* Halo 3 *cough*)

To coincide with this announcement, Halo community manager Ske7ch took to Waypoint and reiterated the news Bonnie Ross had said earlier in the day, and he contributed his confirmation that “black undersuits” would be accounted for moving forward.

For those unaware, black undersuits have been in high-demand ever since 343 Industries replaced them with coloured undersuits on our Spartans. Many fans share their distaste and often find it harder to distinguish the many armour variants easily when the under suits match the colour of the armour above. It’s a minor thing, but a wildly hot topic among the passionate Halo fans.

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Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta Date & Info

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta Date And Info!

The Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta takes place Jan 20th – 30th on Windows 10 and Xbox One!

Blitz, an all-new mode for Halo Wars 2 where tactical combat meets card-based strategy. Experience it on Xbox One and Windows 10 with the free Blitz Multiplayer Beta January 20th – 30th.

If you already played the first Halo Wars 2 Beta on Xbox One, go and update date it now before the beta starts so you’re ready to play!

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Multiplayer Beta Trailer (Blitz PvP)

Play Halo Wars 2 Blitz PvP for Free Jan 20th – 30th on Xbox One and Windows 10!

Introducing Blitz, an all-new mode for Halo Wars 2 where tactical combat meets card-based strategy. Experience it on Xbox One and Windows 10 with the free Blitz Multiplayer Beta January 20th – 30th

The Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta will officially begin on Friday, Jan. 20 and is slated to run through Jan. 30, 2017. The Blitz Beta will take place on the map “Proving Grounds,” and will offer 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 gameplay via matchmaking on both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. One thing we’re particularly excited about is the fact that all of the Faction Leaders and Blitz cards that will be available in the full game at launch on Feb. 17 will be included and available to play and experiment with during the beta, offering wide breadth of strategic and gameplay options. You’ll also find a series of daily and weekly challenges to participate in as we work to stress test those systems.

As a special incentive and thank you, everyone who participates in the Blitz Beta will be awarded up to two free in-game Blitz card packs in the final retail version when it ships in February. You’ll earn one card pack just for logging into the Blitz Beta and another one after you’ve completed your first match. So jump in and get a leg up on the competition before launch in February, help us test aspects of the game AND earn yourself two bonus card packs for Halo Wars 2 come launch!

Blitz is certainly one of the more exciting aspects of Halo Wars 2, but we’ve got plenty more goodness coming in the full game on Feb. 21 including a robust campaign (single and co-op), additional MP modes (like Domination, Strongholds and Deathmatch), and Blitz Firefight.

Read more at http://news.xbox.com/2017/01/11/halo-wars-2-blitz-beta/

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Halo Wars 2 Atriox Trailer (The Game Awards 2016)

Halo Wars 2 Atriox Trailer from The Game Awards 2016!
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His name is Atriox, a Brute enslaved by the Covenant who eventually rose up against his masters and became a legend. His rebellion inspired the birth of The Banished, a savage army of mercenaries and killers now on the brink of acquiring the most powerful weapons platform the galaxy has ever seen. The only things between Atriox and his prize are Captain James Cutter and the crew of the USNC Spirit of Fire. Outgunned and long past any hope for reinforcements, Cutter’s survival depends on how quickly he can master the first law of the battlefield: Know your enemy.

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