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Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide – Bases, Minibases, Defensive Structures, Economy Structures

25 Feb

Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about different types of structures in the game.

Building Halo Wars 2 Structures as easy as it can be. All you need to have is a suitable construction site and required resources. However, since there are plenty of different structures; the order in which you construct them can play a huge impact on the outcome of the game.

In addition to this, you can also recycle structures in order to salvage resources and clear up some space.

For more help on Halo Wars 2, read out our Units Guide, Best Blitz Decks Guide, and Skulls Locations Guide.

Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide

In our Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about different structures in Halo Wars 2.

Halo Wars 2 Structures

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Bases

Marines
Flexible ground troops. Quick capture unit.

Jackrabbit
Very fast-moving. Can de-capture.

Protector Sentinel
Sentinel detonation. Sentinel beam. Requires Protector Sentinel Leader Power. It’s only available for Anders.

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Bases Research

Grenade Throw
Can throw grenades. Small area attack. Cannot target air.

Combat Tech
Can repair vehicles, buildings, and air units. Can wield rocket launcher. Requires Grenade Throw.

Mini-Frag Launcher
Weaponizes Jackrabbit.

Support Drone
Equips drone. Increases line of sight. Detects cloaked units. Heals Jackrabbit. Requires Mini-Frag Launcher.

Drone Escort
Increases damage. Increases health. Unlocks Lockdown Bolt active ability. Requires Protector Sentinel Leader Power. It’s only available to Anders.

Defense Grid
Increases speed. Detonates on destruction. Requires Drone Escort. Requires Protector Sentinel Leader Power. It’s only available to Anders.

Firebase

Its primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Firebase Construction
Produces vehicles and infantry. Three building slots. No Turret sites.

Level 1 Combat Station

Its’s primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Combat Station
Upgraded from Firebase. Produces vehicles and infantry. Supports four Turret emplacements.

Level 2 Command Center

Its primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Command Center
Upgraded from Combat Station. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 2.

Level 3 Headquarters

Its primary role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Marines, Jackrabbit, and Protector Sentinel.

Headquarters
Upgraded from Command Center. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 3. Top base structure.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Bases

Grunts
Cheap and expendable. Low POP count. Quick capture unit.

Chopper
Fast-moving. Can ram enemies.

Ghost
Shipmaster only. Very fast-moving. Can ram enemies. Replaces the Chopper.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Bases Research

Shrapnel Mines
Deploys mines that damage and slow enemies.

Pack Brother
Additional Brute and Grunt join the squad. Requires Shrapnel Mines.

Shrapnel Rounds
Adds explosive rounds. Detects cloaked units.

Vehicle Shielding
Shipmaster only. Gains a shield. Detects cloaked units.

Outpost

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Outpost
Forward base. Three building slots. No Turret sites.

Level 1 Stronghold

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Stronghold
Upgraded from Outpost. Produces vehicles and infantry. Supports four Turret emplacements.

Level 2 Citadel

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Citadel
Upgraded from Stronghold. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 2.

Level 3 Fortress

Its role is Core Infantry and Scout Creation. You can produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts.

Fortress
Upgraded from Citadel. Produces vehicles and infantry. Unlocks Tech Level 3. Top base structure.

Halo Wars 2 Minibases

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Minibases

One-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Marines, Jackrabbits, and Protector Sentinels as Anders only.

One-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. One slot for building.

Two-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Marines, Jackrabbits, and Protector Sentinels as Anders only.

Two-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. Two slots for buildings.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Minibases

One-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts as Shipmaster only.

One-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. One slot for building.

Two-Slot Minibase
This expansion is used to produce Grunts, Choppers, and Ghosts as Shipmaster only.

Two-Slot Minibase
Builds core units. Two slots for buildings.

Halo Wars 2 Economy Structures

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Economy Structures

Supply Pad
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 2. 7 supply per second.

Supply Pad
Produces 2.7 Supply per second. Can be upgraded to Heavy Supply Pad.

Heavy Supply Pad
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 4.3 supply per second.

Heavy Supply Pad
Produces 4.3 Supply per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Generator
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 3 power per second.

Generator
Produces three Power per second. Can be upgraded to Advanced Generator.

Advanced Generator
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 6 power per second.

Advanced Generator
Produces six Power per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Economy Structures

Harvester
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 2.7 supply per second.

Harvester
Produces 2.7 Supply per second. Can be upgraded to Augmented Harvester.

Augmented Harvester
Its role is Supply Generation and it provides 4.3 supply per second.

Augmented Harvester
Produces 4.3 Supply per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Power Extractor
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 3 power per second.

Power Extractor
Produces three Power per second. Can be upgraded to Augmented Extractor.

Augmented Extractor
Its purpose is power generation and it produces 6 power per second.

Augmented Extractor
Produces six Power per second. Cannot be upgraded.

Halo Wars 2 Advanced Unit Structure

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Advanced Unit Structure

Barracks
Its purpose is advanced infantry creation and it produces Hellbringers, Snipers, and Cyclopes. Below you can find all available units and research:

Hellbringers
Effective against infantry. Strong rush unit. Good against buildings. Cannot attack air.

Sniper
Very long range. Detects cloaked units.

Cyclops
Fast-moving. Heavy armor. Cannot attack air.

Available Research

Infantry Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Infantry Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade I.

Infantry Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade II.

Dispersion Nozzles
Sets ground on fire.

Active Camo
Conceals unit from enemy units without detection abilities.

Stanchion Sniper System
Increases damage. Requires Active Camo.

Shock Rounds
Shots slow vehicles. Increases damage.

Armory

Its purpose is Hero and Super Unit creation. Below you can find all available units and research:

Jerome-092
Cutter only. Ranged Hero. Ground Pound area attack. Limited to one active Hero.

Alice-130
Isabel only. Ranged Hero. Ground Pound area attack. Limited to one active Hero.

Douglas-042
Anders only. Ranged Hero. Ground Pound area attack. Limited to one active Hero.

Condor Gunship
Targets multiple units. Devastating attack. Very heavy armor.

Available Research

Fortify Base Upgrade I
15% building health boost. 15% Turret health boost. 15% Turret damage boost.

Fortify Base Upgrade II
30% building health boost. 30% Turret health boost. 30% Turret damage boost. Requires Fortify Base Upgrade I.

Fortify Base Upgrade III
45% building health boost. 45% Turret health boost. 45% Turret damage boost. Requires Fortify Base Upgrade II.

Advanced Logistics I
Increases unit build speed by 15%.

Advanced Logistics II
Increases unit build speed by 30%. Requires Advanced Logistics I.

Advanced Logistics III
Increases unit build speed by 45%. Requires Advanced Logistics II.

Reinforcements I
Increases maximum Population by 20.

Reinforcements II
Increases maximum Population by an additional 20. Requires Reinforcements I.

Hijack
Hijacks vehicles. Health boost. Damage boost.

Spartan Laser
Cutter only. Equips a Spartan laser. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Heavy Machine Gun
Isabel only. Equips a machine gun. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Rocket Launcher
Anders only. Equips a rocket launcher. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Neural Implant
Increases Hijack speed. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Spartan-specific weapon upgrade.

Garage

Its purpose is Advanced Vehicle Creation and it can produce Warthog, Wolverine, Kodiak, and Scorpion. Below you can find all available units and research:

Warthog
Fast-moving. Can ram enemies. Good all-around vehicle.

Wolverine
Detects cloaked units. Mid-range missiles. Light armor.

Kodiak
Fires when deployed. Very long range. Strong against infantry.

Scorpion
Heavy armor. Powerful attack.

Available Research

Vehicle Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Vehicle Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade I.

Vehicle Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade II.

Gauss Cannon
Damage boost. Range boost.

Canister Shell
Area attack. Strong against infantry. Ground attack only.

Airpad

Its purpose is Air Unit Creation and it can produce Hornet, Nightingale, and Vulture. Below you can find all available units and research:

Hornet
Fast-moving. Medium range.

Nightingale
Repairs and heals. Defensive smoke. Detects cloaked units.

Vulture
Can launch devastating Phoenix missile.

Available Research

Air Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Air Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade I.

Air Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade II.

Wingmen
Adds Marines with rocket launchers. Increases health.

Halo Wars 2 Defensive Structures

Halo Wars 2 UNSC Defensive Structures

Turret
Its role is Automated Base Defense which can be converted into Anti-Infantry, Anti-Vehicle, or Anti-Air Turret.

Anti-Infantry Turret
Its role is Automated Anti-Infantry which can also be converted into Anti-Vehicle or Anti-Air Turret.

Anti-Vehicle Turret
Its role is Automated Anti-Vehicle which can be converted into Anti-Infantry or Anti-Air Turret.

Anti-Air Turret
Its role is Automated Anti-Air which can be converted into Anti-Infantry or Anti-Vehicle Turret.

Watchtower
Its role is surveillance which can detect cloaked units.

Siege Turret
Its role is Automated Base Defense which has high damage at long range, but falls at close range.

Halo Wars 2 Banished Defensive Structures

Turret
Its role is Automated Base Defense which can be upgraded with anti-vehicle, anti-air, and anti-infantry weapons.

Sensor Tower
Its role is surveillance which increases the line of sight and detects cloaked units.

Shield Generator
Its role is Passive Base Defense which generates a shield for your base.

Cloaked Generator
It allows you to cloak nearby units and base structures.

This is all we’ve on our Halo Wars 2 Structures Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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Dead Rising 4 releases on Steam next month – take 20% off your pre-purchase

22 Feb

Dead Rising 4 is heading to Steam next month, as reported last year.

Previously only available on PC through the Windows 10 Store due to a 90-day exclusivity agreement with Capcom, Dead Rising 4 will soon be available for the Steam crowd – providing they are using Windows 10.

The digital Steam release is available to pre-purchase starting today for 20% off the price of $47.99 or your regional equivalent. After the game releases, it will go back to the normal $59.99 price.

You can also pre-purchase the Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition which includes extra goodies as well as the Season Pass for 15% off until release.

Here are the game’s minimum and recommended specs per Capcom:

Mimnimum

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400 or AMD FX 6300
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (2 GB) or AMD Radeon HD 7850 (2 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DX11-compatible sound card

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-3770 or AMD FX 8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DX11-compatible sound card

Dead Rising 4 was also released on Xbox One December 6, 2016 and will remain exclusive to console for an entire year.

Halo Wars 2 Units Guide – Infantry, Vehicles, Air Units, Tips and Strategies

22 Feb

Halo Wars 2 Units Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about Infantry Units, Ground Units, and Air Units along with tips to use them better.

Assembling a strong army requires you to do some planning. All the Halo Wars 2 Units in the game have their unique strengths and weaknesses. As a general rule of thumb, Infantry Units are good for controlling Capture Points and are strong against Air Units.

Air Units, on the other hand, are strong against Ground Vehicles and are good for healing and repairing. Lastly, Ground Units easily counter Infantry Units and are good for scouting.

For more help on Halo Wars 2, read out our Best Leaders Guide, Phoenix Logs Locations Guide, and Blitz Guide.

Halo Wars 2 Units Guide

Keeping these things in mind, you should always aim at building an army having a variety of units which is well-rounded. If you simply focus on building an army having all the counter-units, you’ll get annihilated in a couple of minutes.

In our Halo Wars 2 Units Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to learn about Infantry Units, Ground Units, Air Units, Super Units, and Ultimate Units.

Halo Wars 2 Units – Infantry Units

When it comes to Infantry Units in Halo Wars 2, these are probably the best and the only units at your disposal for capturing Control Points and Resource Nodes. Moreover, these units counter Air Units but fall short when it comes to dealing with Ground Vehicles.

If you wish to have a good standing army, you need to have a mix of Infantry Units, Ground Vehicles, and Air Units.

UNSC Infantry Units

UNSC Infantry Units Global Upgrades
Infantry Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost. It requires Tech Level 1 and 400 Power.

Infantry Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade I. It requires Tech Level 2 and 600 Power.

Infantry Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade II. It requires Tech Level 3 and 800 Power.

Marines
These are flexible ground troops with quick capture capabilities. Here is the available research for the units:

Grenade Throw
Can throw grenades. Small area attack. Cannot target air.

Combat Tech
Can repair vehicles, buildings, and air units. Wields rocket launcher. Requires Grenade Throw.

Hellbringers
This Anti-Infantry Unit is accessed via Barracks. They’re strong rushers and are good against buildings but can’t attack air units. Here is the available research for the units:

Dispersion Nozzles
Sets ground on fire.

Sniper
This Anti-Infantry Unit is accessed via Barracks. They’ve extremely long range and can also detect cloaked units. Here is the available research for the units:

Active Camo
Conceals unit from enemy units without detection abilities.

Stanchion Sniper System
Increases damage. Requires Active Camo.

Cyclops
This Anti-Vehicle Unit is accessed via Barracks. They’re extremely mobile and heavily armored but can’t attack air units. Here is the available research for the units:

Shock Rounds
Shots slow vehicles. Increases damage.

ODSTs
This Elite Infantry Unit is accessed via Cutter’s ODST Drop and ODST Assault Group Leader Powers. They can be dropped directly into battle and can use the Demolition Charge ability. Here is the available research for the units:

ODST Drop
Activate to drop an ODST squad into battle.

ODST Assault Group
Activate to get an orbital drop of veteran units: two Cyclops, two ODST squads, one Scorpion, one Wolverine.

Banished Infantry Units

Banished Infantry Units Global Upgrades
Infantry Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Infantry Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade I.

Infantry Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Infantry Upgrade II.

Grunts
This Core Infantry Unit is accessed via Banished Bases and Minibases. They’re quick capture units and are extremely affordable with low population count. Here is the available research for the units:

Shrapnel Mines
Grunt squads deploy mines that damage and slow enemies.

Pack Brother
Additional Brute and Grunt join the squad. Requires Shrapnel Mines.

Jump Pack Brutes
This Anti-Building Unit is accessed via Raid Camp. They rely on melee combat and have short-ranged jump but can’t attack air units. Here is the available research for the units:

Dark Skies
Adds one Brute to pack.

Suicide Grunts
This Anti-Infantry Unit is accessed via Raid Camp. They’re for one-time use only and are devastating in numbers but can’t attack air units. Here is the available research for the units:

New Recruits
Increases squad size.

Elite Rangers
This Anti-Infantry Unit is accessed via Raid Camp. They’ve mid-to-long range and can detect cloaked enemy units.

Hunters
This Anti-Vehicle Unit is accessed via Raid Camp. They’re heavily armored which is why they’re sluggish. Moreover, they can’t attack air units. Here is the available research for the units:

Beam Cannon
Increases damage. Does damage along trajectory.

Halo Wars 2 Units – Vehicles

Vehicles in Halo Wars 2 are incredible against Infantry Units in the game. However, these units fall behind when it comes to dealing with Air Units.

In Halo Wars 2, there are a number of Ground Vehicles which ranged from being fast-moving to being heavily armored, depending on your needs and the game’s condition.

UNSC Vehicles

UNSC Vehicles Global Upgrades
Vehicle Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Vehicle Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade I.

Vehicle Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade II.

Jackrabbit
This scout unit is accessed via UNSC Bases and Minibases. They’re fast moving and can de-capture. Here is the available research for these units:

Mini-Frag Launcher
Weaponizes Jackrabbit.

Support Drone
Equips drone. Increases line of sight. Detects cloaked units. Drone heals Jackrabbit. Requires Mini-Frag Launcher.

Warthog
This Core Vehicle is accessed via Garage. They’re fast moving and have the ability to ram enemies. Here is the available research for these units:

Gauss Cannon
Damage boost. Range boost.

Wolverine
This Anti-Air Unit is accessed via Garage. They can detect cloaked units, has light armor, and also has mid-range missiles. These units don’t have any unit-specific research.

Kodiak
This Artillery Unit is accessed via Garage. They’re incredibly strong against Infantry Units, have pretty long range, and can fire missiles. These units don’t have any unit-specific research.

Scorpion
This Heavy Tank Unit is accessed via Garage. They’re heavily armored and have powerful attacks. Here is the available research for these units:

Canister Shell
Area attack. Strong against infantry. Ground attack only.

Banished Vehicles

Banished Vehicles Global Upgrades
Vehicle Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Vehicle Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade I.

Vehicle Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Vehicle Upgrade II.

Chopper
This Scout Unit is accessed via Banished Bases and Minibases. They’re extremely mobile and ram enemy units. Here is the available research for these units:

Shrapnel Rounds
Adds explosive rounds. Detects cloaked units.

Ghost
This Scout Unit is accessed via Banished Bases and Minibases. They’re fast moving units which are only available for Shipmaster and have the ability to ram enemy units. Here is the available research for these units:

Vehicle Shielding
Ghost gains a Shield. Detects cloaked units.

Marauder
This Core Vehicle Unit is accessed via Foundry. They are heavily armored and can shot down weaker enemy units. Here is the available research for these units:

Thick Hide
Greatly increases armor.

Reaver
This Anti-Air Unit is accessed via Foundry. Although they’re weak against vehicles, they can easily detect cloaked enemy units. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research.

Locust
This Anti-Building Unit is accessed via Foundry. Despite having low armor, they’ve incredibly long range and can hold their own. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research.

Wraith
This Heavy Tank Unit is accessed via Foundry. They’ve increased amount of damage and fairly decent range. Here is the available research for these units:

Scorch Mortar
Shots continue to cause damage after impact.

Halo Wars 2 Units – Air Units

There are plenty of air units available in Halo Wars 2. However, not every unit is meant to be engaged in combat. There are some air units which are designed to heal and repair other units in your army.

UNSC Air Units

UNSC Air Units Global Upgrades
Air Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Air Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade I.

Air Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade II.

Protector Sentinel
This Core Air Unit is accessed via UNSC Bases and Minibases. Do note that it’s only available to Anders, is pretty mobile, and needs Protector Sentinel Leader Power. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Drone Escort
Increases damage. Increases health. Unlocks Lockdown Bolt active ability.

Defense Grid
Increases speed. Detonates on destruction. Requires Drone Escort.

Hornet
This Core Air Unit is accessed via Airpad. The unit is incredibly fast-paced and boasts medium range. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Wingmen
Adds Marines with rocket launchers. Increases health.

Nightingale
This Support Unit is accessed via Airpad. The unit has a defensive smoke ability which you can use while repairing and healing. Moreover, the unit can also detect cloaked units. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research.

Vulture
This Heavy Air Unit is accessed via Airpad. It’s basically a heavily armored gunship which is effectively against most of its targets, thanks to its Phoenix Missiles ability. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research.

Banished Air Units

Banished Air Units Global Upgrades
Air Upgrade I
10% damage boost. 10% health boost.

Air Upgrade II
20% damage boost. 20% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade I.

Air Upgrade III
30% damage boost. 30% health boost. Requires Air Upgrade II.

Engineer
This Support Unit is accessed via Apex. The non-combatant unit can effectively heal and repair, not to mention its ability to detect cloaked units. Moreover, it can also deploy an Energy Shield to sustain itself. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research.

Banshee
This Core Air Unit is accessed via Apex. It’s a fast moving unit which you should upgrade as soon as possible because of its effectiveness against other Air Units. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Plasma Torpedo
Increases the Banshee’s effectiveness against air units.

Shroud
This Support Unit is accessed via Apex. The unit is basically non-combatant with cloaking ability at its disposal. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research.

Blisterback
This Artillery Unit is accessed via Apex. The unit is heavily armored and can be deployed to become artillery unit on the ground. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research.

Halo Wars 2 Units – Hero Units

These leader-specific powerful units are unique in the sense that they don’t count towards your overall population. However, it’s important to note that you can’t have more than one active Hero Unit in your army at any given time.

Every Hero Unit in the game is equipped with an Energy Shield which makes them extremely formidable in the heat of the battle.

UNSC Hero Units

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This Hero Unit is accessed via Armory. The ranged hero is only available to Cutter. Its Ground Pound ability deals a massive amount of damage to all nearby enemy units. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Hijack
Hijacks vehicles. Health boost. Damage boost.

Spartan Laser
Equips a Spartan laser. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Neural Implant
Increases Hijack speed. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Spartan Laser.

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This Hero Unit is accessed via the Armory. The ranged hero is only available to Isabel. This unit has a massive Ground Pound attack which packs a punch. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Hijack
Hijacks vehicles. Health boost. Damage boost.

Heavy Machine Gun
Equips a machine gun. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Neural Implant
Increases Hijack speed. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Heavy Machine Gun.

Douglas-042
This Hero Unit is accessed via Armory. The ranged unit is only available to Anders and has a Ground Pound attack which deals a massive amount of damage to all nearby enemy units. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Hijack
Hijacks vehicles. Health boost. Damage boost.

Rocket Launcher
Equips a rocket launcher. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Hijack.

Neural Implant
Increases Hijack speed. Health boost. Damage boost. Requires Rocket Launcher.

Banished Hero Units

Atriox’s Chosen
This Hero Unit is accessed via War Council. The ranged hero is only available to Atriox and packs spiked ammo. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Plasma Rounds
Increases damage. Adds area of effect.

Scorch Rounds
Increases damage. Damage over time. Requires Plasma Rounds.

Rifled Barrel
Increases damage. Greatly increases range. Requires Scorch Rounds.

Warlord
This Hero Unit is accessed via War Council. The melee unit is only available to Decimus. It has a powerful AOE attacks but can’t attack air units. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Hammer Pull
Equips Warlord’s Hammer with a gravity beam to drag targets closer.

Hammer Stun
Warlord’s Hammer stuns and deals area-of-effect damage. Requires Hammer Pull.

Siphon
Warlord gains health with each attack. Requires Hammer Stun.

Honor Guard
This Hero Unit is accessed via War Council. His melee hero is only available to Shipmaster. The unit has the ability to cloak and deals an incredible amount of damage but can’t attack the air units. Here is the available research at this unit’s disposal:

Mercenary Rage
Increases movement speed. Increases attack. Increases health and shield.

Mercenary Wrath
Increases damage. Increases health and shield. Requires Mercenary Rage.

Unseen Blade
Permanent cloaking. Increases damage. Increases health and shield. Requires Mercenary Wrath.

Halo Wars 2 Units – Super Units

These are extremely powerful units which are expensive to produce and require a lot of time to produce. Due to these reasons, you’re better off producing these units in the later stages of the game.

UNSC Super Units

Condor Gunship
This Super Unit is accessed via Armory. It can target multiple enemy units at the same time and is heavily armored. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research at its disposal.

Banished Super Units

Scarab
This Super Unit is accessed via War Council. It’s heavily armored and deals a massive amount of damage. Moreover, you should be able to traverse all terrain using this unit. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research at its disposal.

Halo Wars 2 Units – Ultimate Units

Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Units can only be summoned using Tier-5 Leader Powers. These units don’t benefit from unit-specific research and global upgrades.

UNSC Ultimate Units

Retriever Sentinel
This Ultimate Unit is accessed via Anders’ Retriever Sentinel Tier-5 Leader Power. The unit has a large AOE attack at its disposal and is heavily armored. However, do note that you can only have one active Retriever Sentinel at any given time. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research at its disposal.

Banished Ultimate Units

Decimus
This Ultimate Unit is accessed via Decimus’ Own Decimus Drop Tier-5 Leader Power. The unit is shielded and heavily armored and has a high-damage cleansing beam. However, do note that the unit is limited to only one active Decimus. This unit doesn’t have any unit-specific research at its disposal.

This is all we’ve on our Halo Wars 2 Units Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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Borderlands 2, Evolve are two of your Xbox Games with Gold for March

22 Feb

Microsoft has announced the four freebies Xbox Live Gold members can download during March.

On Xbox One, Gold members can download Layers of Fear for free during the entire month of March. Evolve Ultimate Edition, will be available as a free download March 16-April 15.

Xbox 360 users can download Borderlands 2 starting March 1. It will be free until Heavy Weapon takes its place on March 16.

More information is available on Xbox Wire.

As usual, all four games are available for Xbox One users thanks due to backwards compatibility.

Resident Evil 7 DLCs Now Available For Xbox One and Steam

21 Feb

Resident Evil 7 DLCs ‘Banned Footage Vol.1’ and ‘Banned Footage Vol.2’ are now available for Xbox One and Steam. Banned Footage Vol.1 can be purchased for $9.99 and includes the following content: Nightmare: Trapped in a basement full of unknown horrors, you must fight for your life. Bedroom: Tied to a bed, you must try […]

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Halo Wars 2 1TB Xbox One S bundle with Ultimate Edition, Season Pass on sale for $50 off

21 Feb

Real-time strategy title Halo Wars 2 is out today, and if you’re in the market for a new Xbox One S, you should give this bundle a look.

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Originally priced at $349, the Halo Wars 2 console bundle is now $50 off at $299.

It includes the 1TB Xbox One S, a wireless controller, a digital code for Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, a code for the Season Pass, and a code for a Definite Edition of the original Halo Wars.

The code works for both Xbox One and Windows 10 as the 343 Industries and Creative Assembly venture is a Play Anywhere title.

It also comes with a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial and your choice of one of the following free, Xbox One games: Watch Dogs, Just Dance 2016, Hasbro Family Fun Pack, The Crew or Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

The UK store also has bundles at discount, but the Halo Wars 2 bundle doesn’t seem to be listed.

If you need any beginner tips for Halo Wars 2, we have you covered here.

Those who pre-ordered the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition have been able to play the game since February 17.

Xbox Live deals: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Don’t Starve, Forza 6, GTA 5, more

21 Feb

This week’s Xbox One Deals with Gold include three Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare options, a bundle including Forza 6 and Forza 5, and other games on sale for up to 67% off.

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Other Deals with Gold discounts include a collection of add-on packs for Forza 6, King’s Quest: The Complete Collection, Shadow Complex Remastered and more.

Discounts included in the Xbox One Spotlight sale are available for all Xbox Live users. The GTA 5 offerings were available during last week’s Deals with Gold sale, but only for XBLG members.

Below, you will find the entire list of Deals with Gold. As always, more information is available through Major Nelson.

Xbox One Deals with Gold

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – 35% off
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Digital Deluxe Edition – 20% off
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Digital Legacy Edition – 25% off
  • Deadpool – 60% off
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition + Shipwrecked Expansion – 40% off
  • Doodle God: Ultimate Edition – 33% off
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing – 50% off
  • DUCATI – 90th Anniversary – 60% off
  • Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle – 50% off
  • Forza Motorsport 6 Complete Add-Ons Collection – Add-On – 67% off
  • Hand of Fate – 67% off
  • Hunter’s Legacy – 25% off
  • King’s Quest: The Complete Collection – 50% off
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution – 35% off
  • Shadow Complex Remastered – 50% off
  • Toby: The Secret Mine – 20% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Attack on Titan – 50% off
  • BLAZBLUE CHRONOPHANTASMA EXTEND- 50% off
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 & Great White Shark Cash Card – 50% off
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle – 60% off
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle – 60% off
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 – 50% off
  • WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate – 40% off