Historic Battle map pack

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The Historic Battle DLC is a map pack for Halo Wars, that was released on July 21, 2009, for 800 Microsoft Points.[1] It was later made free alongside all other Xbox 360 Halo DLC, and was included in the 2017 release of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition.


Expand your Halo Wars experience with the Historical Battle Map Pack Add-on. These new maps highlight key turning points in the epic war between the UNSC and Covenant forces. The maps include: Blood River – battle a single opponent over a treacherous natural chokepoint; Barrens – engage your enemy in the midst of the Flood; and Memorial Basin – two vs. two team play in one of the bloodiest battles in Halo history.[2]


The DLC consists of four maps:

The DLC also includes four new achievements:

  • Tour Coming Through: Hot drop 50 squads to your Covenant Leader in a single game on Barrens (30 points).
  • Never Leave a Man Behind: Finish a game with 5000 net resources contributed to your teammates on Memorial Basin (15 points).
  • Drain Cleaner: Kill 20 enemy squads with a continuous Covenant Leader Power on Memorial Basin (30 points).
  • Killjoy: Disrupt 5 active Leader Powers in a single game on Blood River (25 points).