Three new multiplayer modes are making their way to Halo Wars courtesy of the Strategic Options Game Add-On Pack.
Available "in the coming weeks", the Strategic Options pack adds several new ways to experience Halo from a top down perspective online against your friends. In Keepaway Mode, players struggle to capture a free-roaming Forerunner Sentinel in what is effectively the Halo Wars version of capture the flag. Tug of War mode is all about having more units, buildings, and resources than the other player. Finally, Reinforcement Mode has both sides receiving wave after wave of new units, adjusting their strategies to cope with the ever increasing forces on both sides.
The add-on also adds 100 points worth of multiplayer achievements for completing various objectives in the new game types:
· "One and Done" (30 points): Score the winning point in a game of Keepaway against Legendary A.I.'s
· "Pull Hard, Pull Deep" (20 points): Win and never trail in a Tug of War game
· "Freak on a Streak" (20 points): Gain at least 15 population from a single wave in a Reinforcement game
· "Living Loving Bug" (30 points): Obtain a Scarab during a Reinforcement game
Look for the Strategic options Game Add-On Pack to arrive sometime soon for some sort of price.