Halo Wars 2 Expansion Awakening the Nightmare Has Finally Arrived (VIDEO)

The Halo Wars 2 expansion “Awakening the Nightmare” has finally arrived in all of its glory to bring in completely new and refreshing content into the game, including new leaders, units, campaign, and much more. In the latest addition to this RTS (Real-Time Strategy), two Banished brothers join together as leaders to fight the Flood. Voridus is a tank whose “iatrochemically enhanced armor” gives him a brutish edge alongside a barbed gravity hammer. His armor even drops infusion gel onto the ground, leaving in his wake “toxic energy pools”.

Pavium, on the other hand, offers a different edge on the battlefield. As a “traditional Jiralhanae combat engineer”, the other half of the Banished brother duo relies on a heavy mortar system and target designator. Compared to Voridus, Pavium is on the much slower side as a tank with a combat advantage centered around defensive maneuvers. Check out their story with the cinematic launch trailer below:

Halo Wars 2 Expansion: Awakening the Nightmare

  • Banished Campaign
    • “Expanding on the epic story from the main game, Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare lets players battle through a brand-new series of campaign missions from the perspective of the fearsome Banished and experience their desperate struggle against a terrifying and ancient enemy – the Flood.”
  • New Leaders for Awakening the Nightmare Campaign AND multiplayer
    • Voridus
    • Pavium
  • New Units
    • Voridus
      • Brute Grenadiers
      • Infused Engineer
      • Volatile Scarab
    • Pavium
      • Mega Turret
      • Wraith Invader
  • New Abilities
    •  Voridus
      • Infused Mine
      • Combat Spoils
      • Grenadier Drop
      • Infusion Wake
      • Invigorating Frenzy
      • Infusion Tech
      • Vordius Pack Assault
      • Maelstrom
      • Cataclysm
    • Pavium
      • Burnout
      • Enduring Will
      • Lich Vanguard
      • Orbital Designator
      • Rain of Fire
      • Ultra Mines
      • Full Salvage
      • Pavium’s Stand
  • Themes & Strategy
    • Voridus
      • Infusion
      • Infusion as a Resource
      • Area Denial
      • Aggression
    • Pavium
      • Unbreakable
      • Attrition
      • Control
      • Artillery
  • Brothers in Arms — “Despite being very different in approach and gameplay, Voridus and Pavium are pack brothers, and – with the death of Decimus – two of Atriox’s most important lieutenants. As well as having great synergies with other leaders, Pavium and Voridus play extremely well together, in complementary roles.
  • Terminus Firefight – “…up to three players amass armies to defend both their bases, and their Forerunner terminus node against an ever-increasing and intensifying hoard of attacking enemies.”
  • 37 New Achievements

The list of features for Halo Wars 2‘s Awakening the Nightmare expansion is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much that 343 and Creative Assembly are bringing in that it would be difficult to keep it neat enough for mental consumption. For the complete breakdown of each and every feature listed above and more, check out the Halo Waypoint. Furthermore, Halo Wars 2 even has a patch update that includes adjustments and additions in gameplay (weapons, particulars, abilities, etc.), campaign, navigation, user interface, and so on. It includes two new maps, which are both free, called Fissures (3v3) and Mirage (2v2).

So, gamers, will you be jumping on Halo Wars 2 expansion “Awakening the Nightmare”? What are your feelings on the Flood? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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