Halo Wars 2 Announced

08-04-2015, 8:30 AM

Watch the teaser trailer HERE.


Blood River Skirmish Map Information Revealed

08-22-2009, 1:53 PM by Aloysius

Blood River is the last of the Historic Battles Maps to be posted on the Halo Wars Skirmish Maps Page. Blood River is a small 1v1 with lots of hooks and allows for good use of infantry.

With starting positions placed in opposite corners, up on a hills, and a river with only 2 crossings above it, even the inexperienced player can feel relatively safe at the onset of a Blood River match. Then there’s the look, we chose this map to be set inside of the Forerunner shield world simply because we didn’t have one in that location yet. We always intended to make sure players of all game sizes (1v1, 2v2, 3v3) have a chance/choice to play on all our worlds.
Check out the Blood River Map Page and learn a little bit more about this 1v1 map.

Mega Bloks Halo Wars Collection Now Available

08-20-2009, 6:00 PM by Aloysius

Mega Bloks has released its Halo Wars Collection! You can check it out at http://www.megabrands.com/en/kids/halowars/. The Collection includes a UNSC Turret, Covenant Ghosts and Hornets, as well as UNSC Warthogs, Hornets and Scorpions. Included with each set are Halo Wars figurines and the sets also include special camouflage set pieces.

Halo Wars Dev Blog: Playtesting Halo Wars

08-18-2009, 1:06 PM by Aloysius

David Leary, one of the designers on Halo Wars, has written up a cool Dev Blog on Playtesting Halo Wars:

"Managing a Halo Wars playtest session was a lot like herding cats. Some of the playtests were scheduled, but late in the project, a lot of sessions would get called on an as-needed basis. I’d page for testers over the intercom, but since everyone had other responsibilities, I’d often only get four or five people on the first call. Usually a second page would fill the rest of the seats. If that didn’t work, I’d start walking around the office – it was hard for my co-workers to turn down a personal request, especially if I groveled."
Check it out on the Halo Wars Dev Blog

Memorial Basin Map Information Posted

08-14-2009, 6:45 PM by Aloysius

Memorial Basin is one of the new DLC maps included in the Historic Battles map pack, and is the only new 2v2 map. It has a bunch of hooks all over the map and really changes up gameplay.

Memorial Basin, the map based on a design of “excess”. The goal, instant action. First, the close proximity of players starting locations is the number one driving force causing players to mix it up with each other early. Second, hooks! There is an abundance of them littered all over the map. There are Reactor hooks tucked safely behind each team’s starting location, while Supply Elevators and extra Building sockets line the sides of the map between enemies. Cover locations scattered throughout the middle are good for mixing things up defensively or offensively.
Check out the Memorial Basin Map Page and all of the other multiplayer maps on the Halo Wars Skirmish Maps Page.

Barrens Map Information Revealed

08-07-2009, 4:32 PM by Aloysius

Map Designer Justin Rouse is back again to dish out some information on one of the new DLC maps. Barrens is one of Historic Battles 1v1 maps and is Flood-themed.

Barrens has some interesting gameplay for any leader but Forge is my favorite option. The layout and hooks play into Forge’s strengths exceptionally well. Barrens forces you to leave you expansions more secluded from each other than normal, early game this can allow a Forge player to gain a bit more advantage from his boosted supply pads while other players have to spend their early game resources upgrading pads if they don’t want to risk the far away expansion.
Check out the Barrens Map Page and the rest of the maps on the Halo Wars Skirmish Maps Page