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Halo Wars 2

Crossplay coming to Halo Wars 2 this month

As well as the introduction of Xbox Arena.

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Halo Wars 2 was released earlier this year both on PC and Xbox One, and now a new announcement on Halo Waypoint has revealed that crossplay is coming to the game, so those two groups of players can play together.

"During our 10/17 live stream we also dropped breaking news of another new feature coming in the next game update - Crossplay for Xbox and Windows 10 PCs," the post reads. "As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, players have the ability to enjoy Halo Wars 2 on their console or PC, but up until now that has not included cross-platform online play. Crossplay has been a passion project for the team and frankly was something we weren't sure would be feasible to incorporate at this stage in the game's development. The team has worked hard to deliver this feature and final testing indicates it's ready for release into the wild. Crossplay, Arena support, and the Xbox One X visual enhancements are all targeted for release in late October."

This is something very exciting for Halo Wars 2 fans to look forward to, but that's not all, as there's something else coming as well. "We're excited to be rolling out support for Xbox Arena which will let players organise and conduct their own online tournaments in Halo Wars 2," the announcement also reveals. "Xbox Arena on Xbox Live officially launched in May and the 343 team has been working closely with our partners at Creative Assembly and on the Xbox platform team to bring this great feature to Halo Wars 2. Xbox Arena tournaments can be created or joined from either the Halo Wars 2 game hub or via an Xbox Club. The team is excited to see what the community will do with this awesome new feature when it rolls out in just a few weeks."

Which are you most excited for though? Xbox Arena, or crossplay?

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