Prepare yourself for war with the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition. Download and start playing Halo Wars 2 four days before the game’s standard release date.* Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2. Lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever. *Online multiplayer, Season Pass and early access require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) and broadband internet; ISP fees apply. Halo Wars 2 will release on 2/21/17 at 12:01AM EST. Ultimate Edition purchasers will have early access and may play the game on 2/17/17. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for download of game; ISP fees may apply.