Halo Wars add-on in "coming weeks"

DLC expands modes, Achievements.

Microsoft has unveiled the first add-on for Halo Wars titled Strategic Options, which is due sometime in the "coming weeks" and offers three new modes and four new Achievements.

A specific date and price, however, are still under wraps. "Regarding the price and the date confirmation, we don't have any details to share at this time," a spokesperson for the platform holder told Eurogamer this afternoon. "Please stay tuned for further announcements."

Keepaway mode is a twist on Capture the Flag and involves two teams racing to capture three free-roaming Sentinels. Tug of War totals a combination of army, buildings and resources remaining at the end of a battle to declare a winner. And Reinforcement mode provides ever-changing waves of units that require quick-thinking to use effectively and outlast the enemy with.

The Achievements add-up to 100 Gamerpoints. One and Done (30) is awarded for scoring the winning Keepaway point against Legendary difficulty AI; Pull Hard, Pull Deep (20) is gifted for winning and never trailing during Tug of War; Freak on a Streak (20) can be gotten after getting 15 population from a single Reinforcement wave; and Living Loving Bug (30) is dished out to players who obtain a Scarab during a Reinforcement match.

Halo Wars spread the rabidly-followed IP into the RTS genre earlier this year, and has become the best-selling console game of its type ever.

Head over to our Halo Wars review to find out why.

Comments (20)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!

  • Loading... hold tight!