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Say goodbye to Halo Wars ranked multiplayer support on December 15

Get your fix while you can, because the Halo Wars official website is coming down. The forums, the stat-tracking, and ranked matches are all going bye-bye in very short order. In its place will emerge ‘Halo Waypoint,' but that should come as little consolation to the Halo Wars community. Waypoint will not be carrying over any old posts, stats, or even accounts.

Microsoft has called Waypoint the “Home for all things Halo.” An odd descriptor, since Bungie.net will continue to run their Halo titles; and Halo Wars will not be given its own category on the site. There may be a tiny bright spot for fans of the game, as Halo Wars will be getting a new update, but it may be a bitter pill as it addresses none of the balancing issues and removes halowars.com functionality from the game.

Remember Ensemble Studios (a remnant site for the now defunct developer of Halo Wars) advises players to ‘enjoy their time while they can,' but promises to back up at least some of the developer blogs before they are cast into oblivion when halowars.com goes down. For a game called ‘the best-selling real time strategy game for consoles,' this seems like an odd move.

The doors will be closing for good on December 15th.

Nov 21, 2010

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13 comments

  • Spybreak8 - December 9, 2010 10:08 p.m.

    Link for stat tracking living on: http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/12/09/halo-wars-stat-tracking-lives-on
  • Spybreak8 - November 29, 2010 9:11 p.m.

    As long as I can still get ranked related achievements when I move in the future to a place that will allow me to play ranked games (my internet sucks for that right now) I'm ok with this..
  • mostlyhybrid - November 23, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    *insert massive rage quit here*
  • DreamWeaverPL - November 23, 2010 3:32 p.m.

    ‘the best-selling real time strategy game for consoles,' makes as much sense as saying 'the yummiest thing you will ever put in your mouth, as far as inedible things go'.
  • FoxdenRacing - November 23, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    @Doc: From what I saw, you'll still be able to play unranked matches. But the ranked matches...including the achievements related to them...are going to die in a little over 3 weeks.
  • DoctorCrazy - November 23, 2010 3:18 p.m.

    GODDAMN SPAMMERS! Ruining the comments. Anyways, so im a little confused, you can still play the game's multiplayer, it just wont track any of your stats?
  • Outlander - November 23, 2010 3:25 a.m.

    That really sucks for everyone who still plays it. At least you can still have unranked matches :/
  • FriendlyFire - November 23, 2010 3:13 a.m.

    This is Microsoft alright. Take games with a long-lasting fanbase and do your best to shit on them over and over. What they want is games that sell very well very quickly and then are quickly forgotten on the shelves. Low maintenance costs, high profit.
  • Overlord153 - November 23, 2010 2:46 a.m.

    Who cares if it only effects your stats you should only care if you're a the top of the leaderboard and you didn't hack to get there.
  • EliteM0nk3y - November 23, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    They are only taking down the stats tracking on the site. It doesn't affect the game, ranks and all, I believe. MS would be stupid do that.
  • HankVenture - November 23, 2010 2:15 a.m.

    I was never a big fan of this.. but me and my friends would play this to just let off steam and goof off.. taking on people with nothing but suicidal grunts.. so sorta sad
  • stephenschaffhouser - November 23, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    this is quite a depressing way to end my day...
  • thecelticmandolin - November 23, 2010 2:03 a.m.

    This makes me sad :(

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