Players who pre-ordered Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition will get to play the Halo Wars Definitive Edition starting today, 20th of December. The Definitive Edition is the enhanced version of the original Halo Wars with bonus achievements, all DLCs released for the game till this point, support for 4K , improved graphics and improved visuals.
For those who pre-ordered the game digitally before December 14th, they will start receiving redemption codes as from today as the codes are rolling out in waves already. Although, in some cases, it could take up to 7-10 days for you to get your code. After you receive your code, you should be able to redeem your code on your Xbox console or the Xbox app. The redemption code also works on your Windows 10 PC and a single redemption will get you the game on both platforms.
After so many years, we finally get a version of Halo Wars on PC which is really exciting. Although technically the game is not complete, it is already far into development and the matchmaking system was also replaced with the multiplayer game browser.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be fully launched in February 2017 for both PC and Xbox One.