Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare expansion is now available

Update: It’s now available for purchase. You can buy it here.


As we reported earlier, Microsoft is set to soon release an expansion pack for Halo Wars 2 with introduces a completely new mission.

The ‘Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare’ expansion pack is a full-length DLC Expansion for Halo Wars 2, which is a Play Anywhere game for Windows 10 and Xbox, picking up after the events of Halo Wars 2, letting you play as the Banished in their fight for survival against an ancient enemy known as The Flood. The Expansion includes a new single player and co-op campaign with Blur cinematics, two new multiplayer leaders to use in Blitz and traditional multiplayer, and a brand-new Tower Defense style firefight mode called Terminus Firefight. Terminus Firefight allows for you and up to two other players to defend your base against endless waves of Banished, UNSC, and Flood units including new Boss units.

The expansion pack has now popped up in the Windows Store allowing potential buyers to peer at the Coming Soon button, which is set to go live tomorrow, the 25/9/2017.

The pack features:

  • Play as the Banished in an all-new single player campaign
  • Battle against an ancient enemy, the Flood
  • Play online with new multiplayer leaders, units, and maps
  • Hold your ground in the co-op Terminus Firefight mode
  • Support for 4K graphics and HDR on Xbox One X and Windows 10

The Awakening the Nightmare DLC Expansion will cost $19.99 and is not included in the Season Pass and the full Halo Wars 2 game is required to play the expansion.

See the trailer for the game below:

The title can be seen (but not purchased yet) in the store here.  Microsoft is also set to release the Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition, which includes the base game, the season pass and the  “Awakening the Nightmare” expansion for $59.99, for release on the 26th September 2017.  That game can be seen (but again not purchased yet) here.

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