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Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare coming September 26

Take on the Flood in this new expansion.

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Halo Wars 2 came out back in February, and earlier this summer we found out that the Awakening the Nightmare DLC was coming this autumn, providing plenty of new content to the game. We've now got a confirmed release date for the expansion, which is September 26, as well as some brand new screenshots and a video.

"The expansion takes place just a few months after the end of the events in Halo Wars 2, where the war for control of the Ark continues to rage on," Xbox's website explains. "The Banished, in their efforts to do anything to regain the upper hand against Captain Cutter and the brave troops on board the UNSC Spirit of Fire, find out their willingness to risk it all can have serious consequences - and those consequences take shape in the form of the Flood!"

This DLC will feature a new Banished campaign, new maps, leaders, and a new Terminus Firefight game mode. As if that wasn't enough, the team have also announced that they are working on Spectator Mode and Arena functionality, so you can watch the matches of others online, improving tournaments as well.

We also found out that the Xbox One X will also improve Halo Wars 2 as well, bringing 4K support and HDR to both the base game and the new expansion. If you're at Gamescom in person there's even more good news, as you can play the DLC yourself.

Below you can find a new trailer and some screenshots. Is this enough to make you jump back into the game?

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