Halo Wars
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Yesterday the fourth title update was released for Halo Wars. In addition to the balances and fixes listed below, the amount of experience required for General (to unlock the Running the Show achievement) has been lowered a great deal, making this the second such drop. It is now only required that you earn 960,000 experience. Anyone with that amount of experience already only need to load up the game, receive the update and finish a multiplayer match to unlock the achievement.


  • Grunts now do more damage to air units
  • The Scarab now has 25% more health and does 25% more damage
  • Gremlins now requires 2 reactors to be built
  • The Arbiter now takes 25% more damage while raging
  • Hunters now focus their Assault Beam much faster
  • Brute Chopper is more effective vs. air

Bug Fixes:

  • The Cryo/Reactor Glitch has been fixed
  • The Multiplayer Lobby should now work better for people with misaligned controllers
  • Y-Abilities should no longer have their cooldowns reset erroneously
  • Profiles that had problems accruing points in Multiplayer should now be able to gain points properly


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Comment #1 by MonoNoob
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:01:49 AM
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Comment #2 by EcT Felix
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:02:38 AM
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Nice, This is nice.

But no one is playing this anymore..

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Comment #3 by Ghost4734
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:06:45 AM
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that is sad. such an amazing game that no one plays anymore.what a waste

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Comment #4 by l.maciver
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:10:30 AM
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#2, lots of people still play it...

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Comment #5 by dertswa687o
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:11:25 AM
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Well this is really delayed news... The update came out about 24 hours ago. Yay for general!

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Comment #6 by EcT Felix
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:14:08 AM
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4#, Really?


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Comment #7 by Hitchenson
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:17:22 AM
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Hm, might jump back onto this sometime soon. It's an awesome game.

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Comment #8 by Thinreaper
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:21:34 AM
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Awesome news about the exp being lowered

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Comment #9 by mickjsg
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:27:35 AM
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I prefer the campaign to multiplayer, anytime I play in a team my partners quit and leave me fighting against 2 or 3 enemy players.

Great game though.

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Comment #10 by puma
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:36:13 AM
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why do they constantly make the covenant side better than the unsc side? so annoying.

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Comment #11 by BuckshotBrian24
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:37:12 AM
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Who still play this game any way?

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Comment #12 by xGoRmSx
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 10:38:14 AM
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Sweeet I think im close to general! :D Gunna fire this back up now.

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Comment #13 by Kyanite
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 11:04:43 AM
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I love how people are saying, "Who still plays this game?" I played it nearly every time I fire up my 360, and I never have trouble finding a game with people I've never played with/against before.

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Comment #14 by lazer9888
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 11:07:05 AM
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y dont they like make an expansion already? thats what i care about-add some flood!

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Comment #15 by II M1CK3H II
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 11:12:52 AM
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Does anyone above the age of 5 actually care for this game?

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Comment #16 by StolenKyle/
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 11:19:56 AM
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Good news.

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Comment #17 by -chrisluvshacks-
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 11:42:26 AM
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@ #6
there are still people online, i started playing it last month. there arent as many as you would find in halo 3 or gears of war 2, but there is a decent amount of players

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Comment #18 by Fuzzy Dem0n
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 11:51:30 AM
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there are still a few that play i most i see is about 4 tnousand at a time which isn't much compaired to other halo game no, but still a good amount. if you want to see a really dead game play quake4 (everyone knows everyone on there lol, its like a small town)

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Comment #19 by Der Fuhrer
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 12:03:23 PM
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2000 people isn't a lot of people considering that hundreds of thousands play games like Modern Warfare 2, Gears of War 2, etc.

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Comment #20 by minimitch28
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 12:07:25 PM
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lol now this explains how my mate jsut got general and now i know this that means i can finally get that original 1000g now that was the only chieve i needed lol

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Comment #21 by Battosai343
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 12:09:05 PM
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@14 Ensemble Studios has already closed its doors, so no big expansions are coming.

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Comment #22 by Hybridchld
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 12:12:23 PM
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960k for General! Guess I am going to grind that out then as i'm already on 200k.

I had feared that would be the only Halo achievement I would never get.

Kinda sucks for all the people who grinded the 3.2M and 2.4M

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Comment #23 by xhunterrrr
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 12:12:58 PM
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Looks like I will be playing again! Hell yes!

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Comment #24 by TheWarriorElite
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 12:23:04 PM
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cool just picked this game up the other day :D

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Comment #25 by sjanuary99
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 01:10:55 PM
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got my general yesterday thanks to this update... i was a legit brigadier with over 1.5 mil exp.

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Comment #26 by darkdeath174
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 01:14:58 PM
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@21 that matters why? Robot Entertainment was made for updates and DLC

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Comment #27 by Feel My Rage
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 01:18:18 PM
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The covies are boosted over the UNSC time and again because, although it might not seem like it, the UNSC has the more powerful team. They're units, individulally, are stronger than covanent units. The covenant just has the advantage of having and extra 10 population. Thats not much in the grand scheme of things

I still do on the occasion. I love me a good RTS...wish I hadn't sold Red Alert 3 on my 360 now, I was damned good at it.

and last, but not least,@#15
I'm 17 and I love

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Comment #28 by HellCatNZ
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 02:11:07 PM
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Halowars? whats that?

nah jk, its just old

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Comment #29 by lildevilbmxer
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 04:32:10 PM
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aweasome i didnt even touch multiplayer for this such reason time to get back into the game and get me some achievements

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Comment #30 by CheesyToast111
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 04:59:46 PM
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I actually keep trying to get back into it, im trying the campaign on heroic buts its sooooo frustrating and it just makes me hate it more.

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Comment #31 by RobotHacker
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 04:59:53 PM
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Just picked this up too for £7.99 so suppose im chuffed there are still updates for it :-)

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Comment #32 by H_Blake_H
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 05:10:46 PM
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alot of people play this game so stfu

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Comment #33 by DanDanMuffinMan
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 05:17:31 PM
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yea i played this game yesterday for the first time in awhile and i was finding games faster then when the game first came out

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Comment #34 by Epic Henchman
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 05:29:34 PM
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they are buffing the scarabs now, do they realy need to be stronger?

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Comment #35 by XxStuartxX 1990
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 06:26:56 PM
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@34 yes against unsc they epicly fail

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Comment #36 by Devalaous
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 07:04:05 PM
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Scarabs seem to be getting boosted over and over again. I had trouble enough with them at their base level. Last time I played, the mining laser had apparantly been modified to shoot any and all air units. Now this? Arghhh.

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Comment #37 by KrAzY LuSo88
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 07:25:25 PM
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halo wars sucks....every halo game actually sucks....but it's nice that they fix glitches and stuff....

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Comment #38 by toonsage
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 07:42:07 PM
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sweet definitely getting that general achievement ^.^ now if epic would look at this and lower their 100th rank on gears ill be set =/

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Comment #39 by Tstdamo
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 08:05:39 PM
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So glad they did this! I absolutely love this game! And I'm only two achievements away from total completion. (one of which the general one. lol)

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Comment #40 by Devil Sora
Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 08:32:52 PM
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Yay, I might have to load this game up and attempt for RtS.

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Comment #41 by CyberPunch83
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 12:22:26 AM
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Personally, this should binjg more people back online to Halo Wars. I know I'm going to be playing it a lot more with these updates.

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Comment #42 by XPSblinx
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 04:32:14 AM
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I might get halo wars now

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Comment #43 by Sk8er_0208
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 05:56:08 AM
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@15 - I'm 18 and carefor ths game. Soooo. Why not shut up and go play fifa or whatever makes you feel that your bigger than everyone else.

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Comment #44 by mrlordi1988
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 06:43:17 AM
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YAY thank god kick ass game poeple play this a lot

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Comment #45 by Launch
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 06:59:06 AM
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Yay, I can finally get my last 50 points. Hopefully some people will be online.

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Comment #46 by rianbattle
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 10:06:18 AM
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yes! finally! they fixed the experience glitch! i've been stuck at 1.1 million experience points for about three months now because this glitch randomly happened and i bet in the past three months i've earned enough experience to hit 2.4 million anyway lol. and i'm glad they fixed that damn reactor glitch. time to claim my reward for 400 hours of gameplay lol

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Comment #47 by magic1
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 11:28:10 AM
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why dont you shut the fuck up and work on halo reach

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Comment #48 by magic1
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 11:33:32 AM
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oh yeah i forgot that there making a halo movie and its going to kick ass see it on

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Comment #49 by TheBDanAbstract
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 11:42:09 AM
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Lol @ 47. Who is this guy? Ensemble made Halo Wars, not Bungie, you retard.

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Comment #50 by N3XXIS
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @ 11:44:50 PM
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Well I went on the other night, its easy to tell who has skills and who doesnt... anyone under a Commander is a nub now. hahaha
@47 you suck. Rofl

And in regards to what many people are saying, there is a surprising amount of people playing this game still, more so now that it has been updated, again. Went from an average 1500 at night (in aus) to 3000+ at night. Which is pretty good, not many people can be F'd putting in effort for a 30 minute game that actually requires you to use your brain.

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Comment #51 by ITD Soldierboy
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 02:15:01 PM
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Nice. I'm at 260,000 or somewhere around there, so it's nice knowing I'm 1/3 of the way there instead of 1/10.

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Comment #52 by JBSAW1
Thursday, September 09, 2010 @ 12:20:03 PM
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i love this game

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Comment #53 by BULL 000
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 06:21:11 AM
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100X multiplayer experience would be good

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Comment #54 by cheeseoid
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 06:28:17 PM
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Ensemble Studios


US March 03, 2009
Europe February 27, 2009
Japan February 26, 2009

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