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Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare

Theorry

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1MVKdJ8X3E

You play as The Banished

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a brand-new full expansion coming to Halo Wars 2, featuring a new campaign, two new multiplayer leaders, two new multiplayer maps, and a brand-new cooperative mode, Terminus Firefight – featuring the return of the Flood!
Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare
  • Singleplayer Expansion bookended by Blur Cinematics
  • Fight as the Banished as they uncover the Flood
  • Play a brand new mode - Firefight Terminus: protect your base and forerunner terminus with up to 2 other players against waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
  • 2 Brand new Banished leaders to play as.

More Season Pass Content coming BEFORE the expansion:
  • 2 new leaders being shown at E3. Jerome and Arbiter.
  • 2 more new leaders coming soon.
  • 2 brand new single player missions coming before the expansion.
These will fulfill the season passes content it promised.

Free content:
  • 2 new maps for traditional modes are coming later this year and will be free for all.
 

wrog

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It's $19.99, out this fall. Anyone know if it's included in the Ultimate edition?
Does Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare come with the Season Pass? Will it be purchasable standalone?

A: No, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a separate expansion for Halo Wars 2 and is not included as part of the Season Pass. Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare will require Halo Wars 2 to play.

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/introducing-halo-wars-2-awakening-the-nightmare
 

psyfi

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doooooope

now give us that horror Halo spin-off from the Alien Isolation team, I need that totally made up rumor to be true
 

R aka Bon

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Is Halo Wars worth it for the campaign?
The Multiplayer is where it is at, but with this campaign expansion it very well might be.

I thought the base campaign was fresh, but limited, so it never really got a chance to show it's worth.

New Blur cinematics as well. :D
 
Does Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare come with the Season Pass? Will it be purchasable standalone?

A: No, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a separate expansion for Halo Wars 2 and is not included as part of the Season Pass. Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare will require Halo Wars 2 to play.

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/introducing-halo-wars-2-awakening-the-nightmare
Balls! Where is the promised single player DLC we were supposed to get with the Season Pass?

Edit: Coming BEFORE this DLC!
 

Theorry

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Does Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare come with the Season Pass? Will it be purchasable standalone?

A: No, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a separate expansion for Halo Wars 2 and is not included as part of the Season Pass. Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare will require Halo Wars 2 to play.

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/introducing-halo-wars-2-awakening-the-nightmare
Weird. From the season pass.

Grow your war chest with the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass. The Season Pass delivers regular updates that span more than six months, including: New Leaders with abilities that change the course of multiplayer matches, new Units that add to your multiplayer arsenal, new Blitz cards to collect and take into battle, and new campaign missions that expand the Halo Wars 2 story.
 

Hawk269

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Awesome. Love HW2, but the lack of MP maps has bothered me so glad to hear in addition to SP we are getting more MP maps. Can't wait.
 

iFirez

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On the stream they announced that this is a fully fledged campaign expansion with blur cinematics bookending the story. There's a firefight mode we're you can join up with 2 other players to defend your base and forerunner structure form increasingly difficult waves of AI. New maps for not only this new mode but also 2 new maps for traditional modes of play. 2 brand new Banished leaders come with this expansion too.

Plus 2 new leaders which are still included in the season pass (we've already had lots of new leaders) are being shown at E3. Jerome and Arbiter. There are still 2 more new leaders coming out for season pass owners. Season pass owners will also get 2 new single player missions later his year - the way they were talking about it, made it seem like all the leaders and these missions will be out before the expansion, meaning the season pass will be fulfilled before the expansion release.
 

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I'm excited about this having real single-player content.

I'm...wondering what their response is to not including this with the season pass, based on its original description. I think they're in for some well-deserved outrage. I have the season pass from the Ultimate Edition, which I bought primarily for the original Halo Wars remake. That was already a lot of content right there, so I'm not frustrated personally, but I can 100% understand ANYONE who is. It's possible the scale of this is beyond what's reasonable to expect, but they're walking a fine line.

On the stream they announced that this is a fully fledged campaign expansion with blur cinematics bookending the story. There's a firefight mode we're you can join up with 2 other players to defend your base and forerunner structure form increasingly difficult waves of AI. New maps for not only this new mode but also 2 new maps for traditional modes of play. 2 brand new Banished leaders come with this expansion too.

Plus 2 new leaders which are still included in the season pass (we've already had lots of new leaders) are being shown at E3. Jerome and Arbiter. There are still 2 more new leaders coming out for season pass owners. Season pass owners will also get 2 new single player missions later his year - the way they were talking about it, made it seem like all the leaders and these missions will be out before the expansion, meaning the season pass will be fulfilled before the expansion release.
OOOOooooooh. Ok, that's rad.
 

UraMallas

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Balls! Where is the promised single player DLC we were supposed to get with the Season Pass?
Weird. From the season pass.
This is some bullshit. We weren't just promised story DLC, we paid for the promised story DLC, and it hasn't come out, yet this add-on is being worked on in the place of the story DLC we've already paid for.

On the stream they announced that this is a fully fledged campaign expansion with blur cinematics bookending the story. There's a firefight mode we're you can join up with 2 other players to defend your base and forerunner structure form increasingly difficult waves of AI. New maps for not only this new mode but also 2 new maps for traditional modes of play. 2 brand new Banished leaders come with this expansion too.

Plus 2 new leaders which are still included in the season pass (we've already had lots of new leaders) are being shown at E3. Jerome and Arbiter. There are still 2 more new leaders coming out for season pass owners. Season pass owners will also get 2 new single player missions later his year - the way they were talking about it, made it seem like all the leaders and these missions will be out before the expansion, meaning the season pass will be fulfilled before the expansion release.
Well, okay then... maybe I overreacted a bit.
 

R aka Bon

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On the stream they announced that this is a fully fledged campaign expansion with blur cinematics bookending the story. There's a firefight mode we're you can join up with 2 other players to defend your base and forerunner structure form increasingly difficult waves of AI. New maps for not only this new mode but also 2 new maps for traditional modes of play. 2 brand new Banished leaders come with this expansion too.

Plus 2 new leaders which are still included in the season pass (we've already had lots of new leaders) are being shown at E3. Jerome and Arbiter. There are still 2 more new leaders coming out for season pass owners. Season pass owners will also get 2 new single player missions later his year - the way they were talking about it, made it seem like all the leaders and these missions will be out before the expansion, meaning the season pass will be fulfilled before the expansion release.
Oh ok then. so this is more like a standalone.
 

iFirez

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This is some bullshit. We weren't just promised story DLC, we paid for the promised story DLC, and it hasn't come out, yet this add-on is being worked on in the place of the story DLC we've already paid for.
The story DLC that is apart of the season pass is coming it before this expansion, they talked about it on the stream. 4 more leaders and 2 single player missions for season pass owners.

Oh ok then. so this is more like a standalone.
It feels like one actually, but it requires Halo Wars 2. I imagine It'l even be loaded from a new menu option. It'l feel very stand alone.
 

bobs...onGaf

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I hope theres a release with all the dlc and the base game for a good price, still havent picked this up and was going to jump at a cheap halo wars price. Im now tempted to wait.


doooooope

now give us that horror Halo spin-off from the Alien Isolation team, I need that totally made up rumor to be true
Oh man playing as a marine being terrified while dodging elites and later the flood would be incredible.
 

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Does Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare come with the Season Pass? Will it be purchasable standalone?

A: No, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a separate expansion for Halo Wars 2 and is not included as part of the Season Pass. Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare will require Halo Wars 2 to play.

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/introducing-halo-wars-2-awakening-the-nightmare
This is a new fucking low, no way they are getting anymore of my money.
 

Gestault

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not included in the season pass?

this is fucking bullshit
See above. It's a full-on new campaign with Blur Studio cinematics, coming after the rest of the season pass content is delivered (which includes several of its own single-player missions as extensions to the main game's story).
 

Snackawho

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On the stream they announced that this is a fully fledged campaign expansion with blur cinematics bookending the story. There's a firefight mode we're you can join up with 2 other players to defend your base and forerunner structure form increasingly difficult waves of AI. New maps for not only this new mode but also 2 new maps for traditional modes of play. 2 brand new Banished leaders come with this expansion too.

Plus 2 new leaders which are still included in the season pass (we've already had lots of new leaders) are being shown at E3. Jerome and Arbiter. There are still 2 more new leaders coming out for season pass owners. Season pass owners will also get 2 new single player missions later his year - the way they were talking about it, made it seem like all the leaders and these missions will be out before the expansion, meaning the season pass will be fulfilled before the expansion release.
Someone needs to put this in the OP before everyone overreacts
 

RAL1992

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As much as I like the game, I'm disappointed that the expansion isn't a part of the season pass but what can you do, unfortunately it's the way things are going nowadays (have a season pass but release major extras outside of it), it seems like an interesting update but it's a no buy for me.