Microsoft just released the Halo Wars 2 Kinsano DLC for both the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. It features a new leader known as Morgan “Inferno” Kisano who first fought for the Insurrection. She brought ruin upon those who will threaten her home.
Players can purchase the Halo Wars 2 Kinsano DLC over at the Xbox Store for US$5.99. Those who bought the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass and the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition can download the latest additional content for free.
Microsoft included the Halo Wars 2 Kinsano DLC into the Xbox Play Anywhere feature, so buying the PC version will include the Xbox One version and vice versa. The downloadable content has an approximate download size of 10.09 MB.
Kinsano will bring a new anti-infantry play style in Halo Wars 2 with her Hellbringer-style flame warfare. Her kit revolves around from napalm strikes to flamethrower Warthog that will burn the Banished that threatened her family.
She will lead a new army, the Firestorm Battle Group, a strike group of ODSTs, Hellbringers, and Marines, while in her personalized Flame Cyclops. Her army specialize on bringing fire to all enemies of humanity, including the Banished. Aside from Kinsano, the DLC will also include the following:
- Eight exclusive Blitz Cards with Kinsano’s Cyclops, Flame Warthog, Napalm Missiles, and more.
- Five Blitz Packs of Kinsano’s exclusive cards
- All-new leader powers and units for Multiplayer Modes that will allow Kinsano to speed up troop movement, call fiery new vehicles and armies, and deploy raging infernos in large areas.
Delayed Release Date
Microsoft was supposed to release the Halo Wars 2 Kinsano DLC on March 15, 2017 but had to delay it for some undisclosed reason. According to a comment in the Halo Wars subreddit, the publishers planned on releasing the DLC during the third Wednesday of the month, but they failed to do so.
Some were able to download the latest expansion before the official launch. However, some of them encountered errors where they can’t access Kinsano in-game. With the expansion now officially available, no one should encounter problems downloading the DLC.
Microsoft plans on releasing one update per month for Halo Wars 2 that will add new leaders, maps, and more into the game. They also released a Halo Wars 2 Demo for those who wanted to try out the game before purchasing the full version.
Microsoft launched Halo Wars 2 on Feb. 21, 2017 and it features a real-time strategy with the speed of Halo’s combat. It takes place 28 years after the events of Halo Wars and Halo 5: Guardians.