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  • Dab1001



    Yesterday, two pieces of DLC dropped for Halo Wars 2: Operation Spearbreaker, a two mission long mini-campaign, and Serina, a new multiplayer leader.

    Operation Spearbreaker follows a squad of highly-trained ODSTs in their mission to save the from a Banished plot which threatens to destroy it. The squad, led by Major Vaughan, acts as a hero unit throughout the mini-campaign and contains a sniper, engineer armed with a Rocket Launcher, three ODSTs with Suppressed SMGs and a drone. Meanwhile, the antagonist of the story is Colony, a DLC leader introduced in April.

    Serina as a leader focuses on ice-related powers, similar to Anders in Halo Wars. In place of Hellbringers, Serina fields Cryo Troopers, who freeze their opponents rather than burn the…



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    At this point, there's no point sidestepping the topic: Halo Nation has become somewhat outdated with much of the Halo material post-2011, outside of the video games. I believe that the wiki is no longer the reliable source for Halo information it should be, because of this fact.

    Being an admin, I feel it is my duty to at least try to help the wiki back onto its feet, and given that I have three months until I start at university, I feel that now is the best time to do so. However, updating the wiki is no easy task, hence why I'm starting Project Rebirth, named after the fictional project of the same name whose aim was to revitalise New Mombasa after the Human-Covenant war. In this blog, I will outline my plans for the project so that others can…




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    In a huge barrage of Halo news that occured a little over an hour ago, several major announcements were made, at least one of which will interest every Halo fan in some way.

    Firstly, Halo 5: Guardians will be getting a 4K update for the release of Xbox One X. The title was absent from the list of games getting 4K updates that was presented at Xbox's E3 press conference, but 343 have stated that they were merely not yet ready to make an announcement. This means that Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Wars 2 will be the first Halo games to be playable at 4K resolution on consoles, when these updates roll out for Xbox One X users later this year.

    Next, and most important for some - including myself - comes the revelation that by the end of this year, every single …



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    Yesterday saw the release of the Icons of War DLC pack for Halo Wars 2. This pack, which is included in the season pass, contains two new leaders. Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee is a returning character and leader from the original Halo Wars, although with a Banished twist. Meanwhile, Jerome-092, previously relegated to simply being Captain Cutter's hero unit, has been given a promotion to Commander, allowing him to take command on the battle field.

    The Arbiter focuses on agressive, rapid attacks supported by fast-moving units. In place of Jump Pack Brutes, 'Moramee deploys Enforcers, Elites armed with T-25 Plasma Rifles and T53 Plasma Casters. He also has access to Banished Phantoms, which are fast aerial craft armed with powerful plasma cannons, and a…



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    At E3 yesterday, a new DLC expansion for Halo Wars 2 was unvieled, titled Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare. This expansion, which is not included in the season pass, will include a new campaign featuring the return of the Flood, two new Banished leaders (likely the two Brutes depicted in the image below), two new multiplayer maps and finally Terminus Firefight, a cooperative mode where players must band together to defeat hordes of enemies for as long as possible. Awakening the Nightmare will release in Autumn, 2017, and will cost $19.99 USD.

    Awakening the Nightmares campaign expansion will have players taking control of the Banished, as they encounter the ancient Flood threat. It will include two Blur cutscenes to bookend the experience. Outs…




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    In the latest Halo Waypoint blog post, a new Halo novel was announced. The book, titled Halo: Bad Blood, is not set to release until next year, 2018. Almost no details have been revealed on Halo: Bad Blood as of yet, besides the fact that it will be penned by Matt Forbeck, author of Halo: New Blood.

    One likely possibility is that it will focus on Michael 'Mickey' Crespo, the ODST from Halo 3: ODST, who defected from the UNSC during the events of New Blood - hence the title 'Bad Blood'. However, this is mere speculation and we will have to wait for more details before making any assumptions.

    We'll just have to wait and see what Forbeck has in store for us next year.



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  • Dab1001

    s Latest DLC Leader, Sgt Johnson, Has Released}}


    Fan-favourite character Sergeant Avery Johnson has made his way into Halo Wars 2 in its latest piece of DLC, which was released yesterday. He brings with him a variety of mechs new to the game, some of which have never been seen before.

    The beloved Sergeant's focus as a leader are mechanized units, and so with him, several mechs have been added. In place of the Warthogs, Johnson fields Mantises. Also replaced in Johnson's arsenal is the Scorpion. What could be better than "66 tonnes of straight-up, HE-spewin' dee-vine intervention", you ask? The Colossus, a huge mech with the ability to stomp on and stun enemies. Johnson himself can take to the battlefield in his Green Machine hero unit, a very …



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    In the latest Halo Community Update, a new comic series titled Halo: Rise of Atriox was announced. The first issue of the 5-part miniseries is expected to release on August 2, 2017, with each of the consecutive issues releasing at some point after that.

    As its name suggests, Halo: Rise of Atriox shows the rise to power of Atriox, the Jiralhanae warlord who leads the Banished and serves as the main antagonist of Halo Wars 2. Issue one opens with him leading his Jiralhanae (Brute) brethren in an assault against a UNSC outpost. As the series progresses, readers will watch Atriox become the leader of the Banished, from his humble beginnings as one of many thrall in the Covenants ranks.

    Halo: Rise of Atriox will be going more in-depth into Halo lore pre…




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    Halo: Combat Evolved, the video game which kicked off the Halo franchise and helped launch the Xbox, was recently added into the World Video Game Hall of Fame as one of the four inductees for 2017. This is an amazing achievement for the franchise, as only 15 other games have ever had the honour of added to this list since its inception in 2015. Halo: CE now sits in the hall of fame, amongst other gaming icons such as Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tetris, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Doom, Legend of Zelda and Pong.

    Games are nominated for places in the World Video Game Hall of Fame based on four criteria:

    • Icon status - how recognisble and memorable the game is.
    • Longevity - how long the game remained popular.
    • Geographical reach - whether the …



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    The newest DLC for Halo Wars 2, a leader named Colony, has arrived. Though Colony was expected to release earlier this week on Monday the 24th, the DLC was delayed until today for the purpose of quality assurance.

    Colony is the name chosen by a bond brother pair of Mgalekgolo gestalts (or Hunters, for those of you not fluent in Halos lore), and as such, its main focus are units and leader powers based around Lekgolo (the worms that make up Hunters). Hence, Colony brings with it several new additions to the Halo Wars 2 sandbox, such as: Goliaths (Giant Hunters who ditch their assault cannons in favour of a more up-close and personal approach), Skitterers (Small turret-like machines controlled by lekgolo worms, which can attach as bodyguards to …




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