Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a DLC expansion for Halo Wars 2. It was released on September 26, 2017 for $19.99 USD on the Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. It contains new Banished leaders Pavium and Voridus, a new set of campaign levels, and a new multiplayer gamemode called Terminus Firefight.
Awakening the Nightmare's campaign is set a few months after the conclusion of the main game's campaign. It centers on the Banished as they engage in a conflict with Flood survivors from the first Battle of Installation 00. The campaign is bookended by prerendered cinematics produced by Blur Studio.
Terminus Firefight tasks teams of up to three players with simultaneously defending their bases and a Forerunner terminus node from waves of hostile UNSC, Banished, and Flood troops. Players have the ability to build defenses such as barricades and spike floors to hinder the enemy's efforts.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gamespot - Halo Wars 2 Expansion Awakening The Nightmare Release Date Announced
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Halo Waypoint - Introducing Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare
- ↑ Halo Waypoint - Halo Wars 2 - Patch Notes