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Halo Wars 2 Firefight Guide – Energy Collection, Objective, Tips and Strategies

Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about playing the Blitz’s sub-mode in Halo Wars 2.

Halo Wars 2 Firefight is a sub-mode of Blitz which essentially utilizes the same mechanics as of Blitz but with a twist.

Firefight in Halo Wars 2 is a prolonged battle against waves of AI-controlled enemies. In this guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing Firefight in Halo Wars 2.

For more help on Halo Wars 2, read out our Leaders Guide, Combat Guide, and Best Blitz Decks Guide.

Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Guide

In our Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing the Firefight in the game.

Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Objective

Unlike Blitz, there’s no final objective of Firefight. In this game mode, you go against waves of increasingly difficult enemies. You can set up your own objectives but the game mode doesn’t force any.

While playing the game mode, you should always keep a close eye out on the bar located on the top-right corner of the screen. This bar shows how close you’re to losing the game.

The bar continues to fill up if your enemies begin to capture more Control Zones than you do. You can easily prevent it from happening by capturing more Control Zones than your opponents.

In addition to preventing the bar from filling up, capturing more Control Zones than your opponents also increases your total score which can be considered as one of the goals of Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode.

Aside from capturing Control Zones, the score also increases by scoring kills and extending your killstreak. In order to extend your killstreak, you need to kill the next enemy within 3 seconds of the previous kill.

Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Energy Collection

Unlike Blitz, there is no concept of receiving Energy over time in Halo Wars 2 Firefight. You start the game mode with 200 Energy and the rest is collected from the Supply Drops.

In order to acquire Energy, you must destroy an Energy Crate and receive Energy from the Energy Cells.

One Energy Crate contains three Energy Cells which yield 120 units of Energy combined. These 120 units of Energy are then distributed evenly among all the available players.

There can only be five Energy Crates available on the map at any given time. If you fail to pick them up, no other Energy Crates will spawn.

Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Waves

As mentioned earlier, the game mode pits players against enemies waves having increasing difficulty. You have a fixed time limit to eliminate a wave. In case you fail to do so, the enemies from the next wave will join the pre-existing enemies.

Every fifth wave, you get a special round with enemies led by Hero Units with 90 seconds to eliminate them as opposed to 60 seconds of normal waves.

Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Proving Grounds

In Proving Grounds, there are two color-code bases – one for each team. Your base not only provides increased healing to all friendly units but also prevents Deployment Fatigue.

There are three Control Zones in Proving Grounds which work a little differently. First of all, you only need to send one unit in order to immediately contest/capture a Control Zone. However, in order to capture a contested Control Zone, you need to eliminate all available threats in the Control Zone.

Finally, there are 8 sites at which Energy Crates appear. The timing at which these Energy Crates appear to differ for Blitz and Firefight but these Energy Crates never appear outside these sites.

Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Tips and Strategies

In this section, I’ve listed down some tips and strategies to help you reach the high-level waves:

  • Try to play defensively and focus on map control
  • Always try to reserve some Energy for emergency situations
  • Don’t let the AI capture more than one Control Zone at any given time
  • Invest in artillery units and place them on high grounds to gain an advantage
  • Try to combine a couple of waves before using a powerful power to reserve energy
  • Always remember that enemies can also collect Energy Cells from broken Energy Crates
  • Fallen units replenish a little Energy which sometimes is all you need to use a powerful power

This is all we’ve on our Halo Wars 2 Firefight Mode Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!