Gaming NewsJan 23, 2017 at 5:49a PSTby luckie

Halo Wars 2 free demo available and PC specs revealed

You can try out the free demo/beta of Halo Wars 2 until January 30. Apart from having a taste of gameplay, you can also make sure that your hardware can handle the game.

If you own an Xbox One or Windows 10 PC you can now try out Halo Wars 2 demo through January 30 – you can download it from Windows Store. The demo features all-new Blitz mode beta, “an action-packed twist on RTS gameplay that combines card-based strategy with explosive combat”. In it, players get to collect heroes, vehicles and troops cards and use them in fast-action battles.

A couple of days ago 343 Industries announced that Halo Wars 2 had gone Gold. It means that nothing will now threaten the release date, which is set to February 21, 2017. You can pre-order the game, which, incidentally, is going to be available in Xbox Play Anywhere, meaning that you don’t need to buy it twice in order to play on PC and XONE interchangeably. By the way, minimum and recommended system requirements have been revealed too – you can view them below:

Minimum system requirements

  1. Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7750, Intel HD 520; 2 GB RAM; DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 12
  2. Processor: Intel i5-2500, AMD FX-4350
  3. RAM: 6 GB
  4. OS: Windows 10

Recommended system requirements

  1. Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, AMD RX 480; 4 GB RAM; DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 12
  2. Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K, AMD FX-8350
  3. RAM: 8 GB
  4. OS: Windows 10
Halo Wars 2 will require some pretty powerful hardware. - 2017-01-24
Halo Wars 2 will require some pretty powerful hardware.