“This is it, baby. Hold me.” The newest leader for Halo Wars 2 is none other than Sergeant Johnson himself and this time he’s brought his “Green Machine” with him. Read on to learn more about the new units, abilities and tactics that ol’ Sarge will bring – available for Xbox Play Anywhere title Halo Wars 2 as part of the Season Pass or purchasable for $5.99 on Xbox One and Windows 10!
From the halls of Installation 04 to the shores of Harvest, Sergeant Johnson represented the UNSC with distinction and honor his entire life, and is remembered as a hero in death. However, in a twist of fate (and poor records-keeping), the UNSC Marine Corps accidentally assigned the life-challenged veteran to a position on board the long-lost Spirit of Fire. Even with the small handicap of being dead, Johnson isn’t one to disobey a direct order from his beloved Corps and he’s sprung back to “life,” ready to kick all butts that need kicking. The subsequent story of how he arrived at his new duty station is still classified, but trust us, it’s a good one.
Sergeant Johnson favors a strong defense backed by heavy bipedal killing machines: Siege Turret Drop and Bunker Drop extend his fortifications, while EMP MAC Blast and Mech Overcharge give his combat walkers an upper hand in critical battles. But that’s not all, the Corps has seen fit to issue Sergeant Johnson the Digging In Deep advanced power, letting him construct all structures on existing bases (excluding turrets) for free. Oh, and he can also get up close and personal with the Banished by leading from the front lines in the Green Machine, his personalized HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL MARK I[J] Armor Defense System.
A new game update launched in conjunction with the Sergeant Johnson content that brings a few new features and a variety of fixes and improvements to Halo Wars 2. This game update is free for everyone and is not tied to the DLC itself. The full patch note details can be found here and brought new features such as HDR support on Xbox One S and new themes for the Proving Grounds map in Blitz mode.
New Halo Wars 2 content will continue to come in the months ahead with four more leaders on tap as well as two new campaign missions. Follow @Halo and stay tuned to Halo Waypoint and Xbox Wire for the latest news and details!