February 17, 2017 6:10 am

Halo Wars 2 early access available now

By / Xbox Wire Editor

Suit up, Spartans. Early access to Halo Wars 2 is available today for players who purchased Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition!

Last night, 343 Industries and Creative Assembly celebrated Halo Wars 2 with the community via a special livestream event hosted at 343 Industries, which included exclusive interviews, gameplay hands-on and prize giveaways.

Additionally, the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle is now available in most markets worldwide for $349.99 USD, and comes with 1TB of storage, an Xbox Wireless Controller, 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold, and the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, which includes a Season Pass for post-launch content. Pricing and availability may vary by region, so check with your Microsoft Store or local retailer for more information.

Halo Wars 2 offers both new and seasoned RTS players a hybrid of action-oriented and classic tactical gameplay. Set after the events of Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2 follows Captain Cutter and the crew of the Spirit of Fire as they meet with the UNSC’s most formidable enemy to date – the leader of the Brutes, Atriox. Today, the worlds of man and Brute collide on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.

Halo Wars 2 launches worldwide for Windows 10 and Xbox One through Xbox Play Anywhere on Feb. 21. Head over to Xbox Wire to read more from Studio Head of Strategy Games at 343 Industries, Dan Ayoub!

Updated February 17, 2017 6:18 am