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Microsoft is letting Xbox Live Gold members try out Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2 for free this weekend as part of its Free Play Days program.

From now until February 24th at 11:59 p.m. PT, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be able to download and play both games for free with no restrictions. All progress made and achievements earned in either game can be carried over to the full game, if players choose to purchase it.

As well as the free trial, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, Halo Wars 2, and Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition are discounted by 50 percent.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition originally launched for Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2016, and features upgraded graphics, new achievements, and all DLC released for the Xbox 360 version. While Halo Wars 2 arrived in 2017 and sees players taking control of Captain Cutter and his forces in a war against The Banished, a fearsome Brute faction commanded by Atriox.

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Play Halo Wars and Halo Wars 2 for free on Xbox One

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2 are free-to-play on Xbox One for a limited time.

By Matthew Bennett | 02/22/2019 07:04 AM PT | Updated 02/22/2019 07:05 AM PT

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Microsoft is letting Xbox Live Gold members try out Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2 for free this weekend as part of its Free Play Days program.

From now until February 24th at 11:59 p.m. PT, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be able to download and play both games for free with no restrictions. All progress made and achievements earned in either game can be carried over to the full game, if players choose to purchase it.

As well as the free trial, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, Halo Wars 2, and Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition are discounted by 50 percent.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition originally launched for Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2016, and features upgraded graphics, new achievements, and all DLC released for the Xbox 360 version. While Halo Wars 2 arrived in 2017 and sees players taking control of Captain Cutter and his forces in a war against The Banished, a fearsome Brute faction commanded by Atriox.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89