Halo Wars 2 – Free demo available for download on Windows Store

Microsoft has just released a free demo for its new strategy game, Halo Wars 2. This demo is 17GB in size and features  the opening mission of the single-player campaign, as well as the Blitz Firefight mode.

Here are the PC requirements for the Halo Wars 2 demo.


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Architecture: x64
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 11
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Video Memory: Not specified
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500, AMD FX-4350
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti, AMD Radeon HD 7750, Intel HD 520


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Architecture: x64
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 12
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Video Memory: 4 GB
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K, AMD FX-8350
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 1060, AMD RX 480

Those interested can get the demo from here.

It’s worth noting that 343 Industries and Creative Assembly have addressed the game’s performance issues we reported. As we can see, the latest patch that was released brought significant performance improvements.

Thanks to this patch, our CPU usage was increased and our framerate never dropped below 60fps (1080p on Ultra settings), even when there were lots of explosions and units on screen.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email