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Map overview


Halo Wars 2

Lore information


Site Ricochet,[1] Installation 00[2]

Gameplay overview


Arid landscape, Forerunner structures

Recommended number of players:

1v1, 2v2

Recommended gametype(s):

A sleeping giant protects this ancient landscape.

Sentry is a multiplayer map in Halo Wars 2. It is recommended for the Domination gametype.

Phoenix Log[edit]

Phoenix Log - Sentry
Phoenix log artwork

A sleeping giant protects this ancient landscape.

"The skeletons of wrecked Covenant ships, slowly being buried by shifting sands, should have acted as a warning to us. When I warned the Jiralhanae leading our mining expedition that we should act with caution, he only snorted and called the wrecks merely 'ghosts of the old war'. The Unggoy chattered amongst themselves nervously, and I knew they too had noticed the charred terrain. Pocked by heavy blast points. The Jiralhanae roared and gave the nearest Unggoy and a swift kick as a warning to the others, and shot me an angry look for daring to scare his rabble.

When we reached the site. I stayed on guard while the Jiralhanae ordered his Unggoy to prepare the mining equipment. They had just breached the surface when I felt the air move. I screamed a warning and managed to dive into cover as the first salvo exploded the rocky outcropping where I once stood. I lay on the ground. dazed from the blast and smelled a sickening burning odor, followed quickly by a jolt of searing hot pain. My sword arm had been severely burnt and the light from the blast had temporarily blinded me. I heard the Jiralhanae barking orders to his panicked Unggoy, but his cries were quickly cut short by another blast. My sight had cleared enough that I could just make out a large shadow hovering over the panicking Unggoy, who scattered as I sunk into unconsciousness.

When I awoke. Our attacker had disappeared and the only things left were our mining equipment - damaged beyond use - and the body of the Jiralhanae served as the iris of a newly created crater."

Report of Jato 'Ratum, only survivor of the mining expedition


The map includes multiple supplies to collect, empty spaces for establishing socket bases, and Forerunner garrisons and power nodes to be controlled. In Domination, the Domination Points to be controlled are five Beacon towers (A, B, C, D and E), which are defended by a group of Aggressor Sentinels. There is a very large Forerunner structure in the map's center.[3]

Production notes[edit]

During the development of Halo Wars 2, Sentry was known internally as "Ricochet".[4] The map was featured under this name in the Halo Wars 2 Open Beta as the first playable map.[3] This internal name would become the name of the in-universe location of the map: Site Ricochet.[1]



  1. ^ a b Halo: Fireside
  2. ^ Xbox Wire, Halo Wars 2 Coming to Xbox One and PC in 2017 – Xbox One Beta Available Now! (Retrieved on Mar 28, 2022) [archive]
  3. ^ a b Halo Wars 2 Open Beta
  4. ^ ArtStation, Halo Wars 2 Concept Art: Map loading screen original filename ui-feloadingscreen-ricochet-8-310316.jpg (Retrieved on Mar 28, 2022) [archive]