| Map overview
Halo Wars 2
| Gameplay overview
Recommended number of players:
1v1, 2v2 and 3v3
|| The sub-structure of an incomplete refugia stands ready to continue the Ark's
Bedrock is a multiplayer map in Halo Wars 2.
The sub-structure of an incomplete refugia stands ready to continue the Ark's
The Ghost skimmed the surface of the Forerunner terrain as its Elite rider deftly
dodged the latest salvo of enemy fire from the Hornets hounding it, effortlessly
taking a sudden sharp turn to widen the gap between the pursuers. This
particular Sangheili was a confident and experienced driver, a far cry from the
Ghost's first owner.
The Ghost first saw service in 2552 on the planet Reach, but it was short-lived.
The young Sangheili who drove it then was overeager and reckless, so sure of
the Covenant's superiority that he rushed ahead of the rest of the squad and
was quickly picked off by UNSC sniper fire before being able to baptize the
Ghost's plasma cannons. The Ghost sat out the rest of the battle until being
collected and returned to a Covenant dropship.
In 2552, the Ghost and its new rider were deployed to the Ark where it fought
in the climactic battle of the Human-Covenant war - this time piloted by a
veteran Jiralhanae warrior. However, despite the Ghost pilot's combat
experience, he was unprepared for the Demon, who surprised the Brute from
nowhere and threw his body from the vehicle.
Amazingly, this Demon demonstrated all the skill of a trained Jiralhanae in using
the Ghost's tricky controls. turning the Ghost's plasma cannons against its own
kind and using it as a bludgeoning tool to ram through clusters of shrieking
Unggoys. This Demon, the Ghost's third driver, was the shortest owner and
quickly abandoned it once it had started belching smoke from the damage
inflicted upon it.
Years of respite from battle followed, as the Ghost lay dormant among the
other Covenant wreckage, undisturbed. With the return of humans to the
installation, the Ark started rebuilding itself and repairing the damage. Life and
fauna returned to the Ark and the Ghost became home to insects and small
animals, while creeping weeds grew around and into it, strangling its controls.
Then the Banished arrived and the Ghost was torn free from its resting place
and repaired by Huragoks, then reshaped to fit a more brutal, battle torn
Banished aesthetic and it once again had a driver and a war to fight in.
Now, the Ghost was now closing in fast on its target. Shades of azure flashing
by in a blur as the Elite manipulated it up and down the ramps and curves of
the Forerunner terrain. The power resource was now in sight, protected only by
a few enemy ground troops. The Elite fired the Ghost’s plasma cannons and
forced them to scatter, leaving the resource open for him to capture. The Elite
eased off on the accelerator and the Ghost hummed to a slow crawl.
The warning whine of several Hornets came too late, and as emerged from
behind the Forerunner tower, the Elite was cut down in the crossfire of their
autocannons and fell from the Ghost’s cockpit. The Hornets continued onto
their next target and the Ghost sat silent and awaited its next driver.
- ^ Halo Wars 2