Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, Season Pass, and Halo Wars Remaster Detailed

By Kevin Tavore, 4 months ago
We've already covered loads of info for Halo Wars 2, from trailers and details from E3 to screenshots of the game in action. Yesterday, we also covered an interesting detail that wasn't mentioned at the Microsoft conference: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be included with Halo Wars 2's Ultimate Edition.

Today, Microsoft released further details about the Ultimate Edition and all of its parts:
  • Halo Wars 2 - Of course. Don't forget it's part of the Play Anywhere program, so one purchase unlocks the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • Early Access - Four days of early access to the game.
  • Halo Wars 2 Season Pass - Sold separately for $29.99 but included with the Ultimate Edition, this pass will grant access to new leaders, new units for multiplayer, and a new campaign expansion over the course of six months. There are no details on whether any of that content will be sold separately.
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition - Players will get to relive the full Halo Wars story with improved visuals, both DLC packs and, most importantly, new achievements for you to enjoy. There are no details on whether this will be available separately. It is also a part of the Play Anywhere program, so this will be the first time players will be able to play Halo Wars on a PC.
The Ultimate Edition will cost $79.99, which sounds like a remarkable discount considering the price of the content alone. Halo Wars 2 releases February 21st, 2017. There's currently an open beta running if you're interested in seeing how the game plays.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Purveyor of news articles and the occasional walkthrough or op-ed. The American equivalent of Aristotle. Likes almost all genres but has an unhealthy aversion to exploration and puzzles. Nicest place he'd never want to go? Japan.