Halo Wars 2 Changes Revealed Thanks to Beta Feedback; Bonus Blitz Packs Being Rewarded

By Lou Contaldi

February 10, 2017

Following the Beta of Halo Wars 2, developers 343 Industries and Creative Assembly have been fine-tuning the real-time strategy title. With Halo Wars 2 coming right around the corner, players shouldn’t expect hefty changes — instead, incremental quality of life improvements will be the features to ring out.

According to a recent Halo Waypoint blog post, this includes the following:

  •          Reduced the Locust and Bloodfuel Locust DPS, health, and shields
  •          Scarab can now attack units at closer range
  •          Improved the responsiveness of Blitz card hand inputs
  •          Improved game performance
  •          Improved UI responsiveness
  •          Tightened skill matching to improve match quality of multiplayer games
  •          Improved initial loading times
  •          Bug fixes for card hand and units not responding
  •          Improved voice chat functionality on PC
  •          Improved PC performance, hardware detection, and compatibility
  •          Improved multiplayer and network reliability
  •          Lots and lots of additional fixes

On top of those changes, 343 revealed that players can already start accumulating their Blitz card packs. Blitz, a card-based game mode found in Halo Wars 2, will let people acquire packs by completing the following tasks:

  • Having launched the Blitz Beta once (one pack)
  • Finishing one match in the Blitz Beta (one pack)
  • Completing the “Playin’ the Field” achievement in Halo Wars 1 (one pack)
  • Completing “Adjudicate the Arbiter” achievement in Halo Wars 1 (three packs)
  • Completing the “Playin’ the Field” achievement in Halo Wars DE (one pack)
  • Completing “Adjudicate the Arbiter” achievement in Halo Wars DE (three packs)

As mentioned above, Halo Wars 2 comes exclusively to PC and Xbox One on February 21, 2017.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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