The UNSC faces a formidable new foe in its battle against The Banished with the arrival of the Hunter pair known as Colony! Available today on Xbox Play Anywhere title Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, the first additional Banished leader features brand new units and abilities offering new strategies, tactics and gameplay across all multiplayer modes. Colony is available right now as part of the Halo Wars 2 season pass or individual purchase for $5.99.
Strange and inscrutable, the Hunter pair who identifies as “Colony” is believed to be either a representative for Lekgolo allied to the Banished or a specialized command form of the alien eel-worms. Colony defers only to Atriox and is charged with directing all Banished Lekgolo activities on the Ark, including creation and expansion of Lekgolo clusters for use in vehicles and other specialized applications. Though it cooperates with the Banished, Colony appears to have its own plans for the Ark. Most of its attention is currently focused on the activities near the resting place of the Forerunner keyships; missions undertaken outside the knowledge of other Banished leaders.
When called upon to direct Banished military operations, Colony’s strategy is to control the battlefield with large numbers of Lekgolo-driven constructs that it can heal and augment, buying time with Engineer Swarm and Living Barriers until it can call in reinforcements with Colony Drop and Devastating Host. It can also temporarily enhance friendly vehicles by infiltrating them with gestalts, using Vehicle Symbiotes. But time is the main ally of Colony, as its Combat Repair passive ability slowly heals all friendly units and structures.
Colony is the second DLC Leader for Halo Wars 2, following last month’s introduction to fiery Kinsano, and there’s more on its way! For full details on Colony, including patch notes and balance changes and full unit and ability descriptions, check out Halo Waypoint and be sure to stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest Halo Wars 2 news.