Halo Wars PC/Xbox One Free (possibly)

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Found 12th Jan
Hello,

I was just browsing the Windows 10 store on my PC. Noticed that Halo Wars 2 is up for pre order. I clicked on Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition to see what you get with it. Underneath where it says bundled with it says it comes with Halo Wars Definitive Edition.

The thing is underneath Halo Wars Definitive Edition is says free in small writing. So I clicked on Halo Wars Definitive Edition and it says purchase. So I clicked it and it now says I own it. I can't download it because it's not available until next month.

Checked on my XB1 (its a play anywhere title) and says unavailable until 23rd February. So yer looks like its a glitch and I hope this means I get the game for free. No big deal if I don't as am buying Halo Wars 2 anyhow.

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Given it a go, thanks

It just says "Only available as part of a bundle." for me - no button/link to purchase.

Edit: ah, you have to use the Windows 10 Store app, not a standard browser - now it works! Cheers.

Edited by: "Illusionary" 12th Jan

Illusionary

It just says "Only available as part of a bundle." for me - no … It just says "Only available as part of a bundle." for me - no button/link to purchase.


On the Windows store and not Xbox store right? I had to click through to the Halo Wars bundle first and then click on definitive edition in the little box below for it to work

Bure11

On the Windows store and not Xbox store right? I had to click through to … On the Windows store and not Xbox store right? I had to click through to the Halo Wars bundle first and then click on definitive edition in the little box below for it to work


Yeah, thanks for the clarification, I'd just realised that - see my edit.

Illusionary

Yeah, thanks for the clarification, I'd just realised that - see my edit. … Yeah, thanks for the clarification, I'd just realised that - see my edit.


Sweet

u might be charged on the day it comes out or just before

Has to be worth a try and it worked for me

lisafierka1

u might be charged on the day it comes out or just before


Based on what? For a start, the game has no price on the store. I don't think that there's any need for concern over this.
Edited by: "Illusionary" 12th Jan

Original Poster

lisafierka1

u might be charged on the day it comes out or just before



Not got any payment method attached to my account so they can't take any money. Doubt they could try and take any money anyhow as it was advertised as free.

Cool but anyone received the code for the game?

catbeans

Cool but anyone received the code for the game?



​Purchases from the Windows/Xbox store redeem directly to your account, without using a code.

Illusionary

​Purchases from the Windows/Xbox store redeem directly to your account, w … ​Purchases from the Windows/Xbox store redeem directly to your account, without using a code.



Not according to the comments on the windows10 store gamepage?
Where do I install from?
It says its free to halo wars 2 owners so we will see I guess.
Edited by: "catbeans" 12th Jan

Thanks, worked for me . Will see what happens when it's released!

Cheers OP. Worked for me too

cheers good find.

Worked here too.. not sure whats going to happen though.

So you cant do this on mobile or xbox one console? Damn, my laptop is screwed so dont have access to windows 10 on anything

Cheers, hopefully still available when I get home! (Stuck on a Mac all day)

Cheers, worked here

Thanks!

Managed to get it to WiFi, cheers op, hope it's a success

catbeans

Not according to the comments on the windows10 store gamepage?Where do I … Not according to the comments on the windows10 store gamepage?Where do I install from?It says its free to halo wars 2 owners so we will see I guess.


In which case, the comments there are wrong

As mentioned in ocelot20's original post, the game won't be available to download/install until 23 February - this is just a redemption to add the game to your account in advance.

MBeeching

Cheers, hopefully still available when I get home! (Stuck on a Mac all … Cheers, hopefully still available when I get home! (Stuck on a Mac all day)



Me too, but parallels just paid for itself

Original Poster

catbeans

Not according to the comments on the windows10 store gamepage?Where do I … Not according to the comments on the windows10 store gamepage?Where do I install from?It says its free to halo wars 2 owners so we will see I guess.




Game is not available to download yet. Once the pre download is live you should be able to download it via going to the halo wars page on the store app and download it.

No harm in trying but does say 'Works with' Halo Wars 2, which leads me to think that this particular version may only unlock if you have bought Halo Wars 2. The game is already available for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders, but isn't being released standalone until later in 2017 (as in not next month)

Edited by: "cookiemonster83" 12th Jan

not sure but i bough a film on sky store and it said free but was charged for it when came out.not same company i know but could be samething happen .hope u all got it for free tho

lisafierka1

not sure but i bough a film on sky store and it said free but was charged … not sure but i bough a film on sky store and it said free but was charged for it when came out.not same company i know but could be samething happen .hope u all got it for free tho



You should contact sky for a refund

TOP, thank you OP.

lisafierka1

not sure but i bough a film on sky store and it said free but was charged … not sure but i bough a film on sky store and it said free but was charged for it when came out.not same company i know but could be samething happen .hope u all got it for free tho


That's because it was a preorder. It's a common mistake from the Sky store people make where it shows as free for a preorder but it indeed charges you on release.

peetsk

TOP, thank you OP.



​i did but they had already sent the dvd out so had to wait till dvd arrived to send it back to then get my refund x

peetsk

TOP, thank you OP.



​yes that was the first time i ever did that lol haha.i know now for next time

Only showing "only available as part of a bundle" when click on halo wars definitive

SOiLKiNG

Only showing "only available as part of a bundle" when click on halo wars … Only showing "only available as part of a bundle" when click on halo wars definitive


You need to do this with the Windows 10 "Store" app.
Edited by: "Illusionary" 15th Jan

Two separate listings for this on the Windows store now. One is classified as 'Game' and one (this one) is classified as 'Add-On'. Pretty much confirms that we have only added the version that comes with Halo Wars 2 and won't be seeing the standalone version. Was worth a try though!
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