Halo Wars 2 Teaser Site is an Elaborate Hoax

The next year or so will be packed with Halo action. Halo fans have already received Halo: The Master Chief Collection as their Christmas present from Microsoft. Enough to keep them busy until Halo 5: Guardians comes out next year.

Speaking of Halo 5, multiplayer beta of the game kicks off next month, but is it possible that we might see more of Halo coming our way? Is Microsoft planning something big behind the scenes?

How about Halo Wars 2? If a new website that popped out of nowhere is to be believed, we might see Halo Wars 2 being announced soon.

The website is teasing Halo Wars 2 announcement and has a countdown timer, ending on December 17th. You can check an image of the website above.

Furthermore, the site has a dialogue window in addition to a spoken dialogue by Serena; the UNSC Spirit of Fire AI. All of this is really exciting isn’t it?

However, before you get your expectations high, let me lay out some facts about this site for you. As a Halo-fan myself, I got really excited when I checked the site, so I did some digging.

TheHalowars.com is using Bluehost, a webhosting service provided by Endurance International Group. Why is this relevant? I’ll tell you why.

There is no doubt that Halo waypoint is an official Microsoft owned website. Now lets compares some general information about TheHalowars.com and Halowaypoint.com


  • Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
  • Name Server: NS1.MSFT.NET
  • Name Server: NS2.MSFT.NET
  • Name Server: NS3.MSFT.NET

TheHaloWarsScreenshot for the Record

  • Domain Name: THEHALOWARS.COM
  • Registrar: FASTDOMAIN, INC.
  • Name Server: NS1.BLUEHOST.COM
  • Name Server: NS2.BLUEHOST.COM

Did you Notice the difference? Halo Waypoint is using Microsoft owned servers which should be the case considering the company is an advocate of the cloud technology.

The question here is, why would Microsoft, a company that aims to host data of other enterprises on their cloud platform, will use a third-party host (Bluehost) for their official website?

That information is enough to know that TheHaloWars.com is nothing but an elaborate hoax and fans should now be able to see right through it.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.