Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is a port of 2009's Xbox 360-exclusive Halo Wars, and was released on December 20, 2016. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition was initially exclusive Xbox One and Windows 10, in the Ultimate Edition bundle of Halo Wars 2.[2][5][6] However, it was later released as a standalone game, available for individual purchase outside of the Ultimate Edition bundle, on April 20, 2017 on Steam, in addition to Xbox One and Windows 10.[4] It features improved visual effects, graphics and audio; support for up to 4K resolution on Windows 10; additional achievements and all the DLC that was offered for Halo Wars (including the Honor Guard Wraith and Fireball Warthog from the Limited Edition).


Main article: List of Achievements for Halo Wars

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition achievements are worth a total of 1,500 gamerscore. The game features 75 achievements with 23 achievements being obtained in skirmish or multiplayer.


  • When it first became available to those who'd preordered Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition by December 20 2016, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition was unfinished, and so was labelled "early access" in the main menu.[7] It officially came out of early access in February 22, 2017.[3]




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