Halo: Spartan Assault

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Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo: Spartan Assault cover
343 Industries
Vanguard Games
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows July 18, 2013
Halo: Spartan Assault on MobyGames
Halo: Spartan Assault on Wikipedia
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Halo Recruit 2017
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Halo Infinite 2020

Key points

Does not include the co-op mode added in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions.[1]
Microtransactions were removed in the Operation Hydra update on August 29, 2013.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Halo Waypoint - The official game series site
Halo Nation - A very detailed wiki for everything Halo related
Halo.Bungie.org - One of the biggest Halo fan sites around


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Purchase also includes the Windows Phone version.
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A Lite version (trial) is available for the Microsoft Store version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video files[3]

Apply the Halo: Spartan Assault intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.HaloSpartanAssault_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings\settings.dat
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\277430\local\settings.bin
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277430/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.HaloSpartanAssault_8wekyb3d8bbwe\RoamingState
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\277430\remote\savedata.bin
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277430/pfx/[Note 1]
Microsoft Store save games are cross-platform cloud synced to Windows Phone 8 and Xbox One.[4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
Syncs progress with Xbox One and Windows Phone.[5]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
General settings.
General settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-. Native for Microsoft Store; for Steam use Borderless Gaming.
Vert-. Native for Microsoft Store; for Steam use Borderless Gaming.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic (Steam version only).
Toggle with Alt+ Enter for Steam.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
True for Microsoft Store, false for Steam.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x AA for Steam version; false for Microsoft Store version.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
"Refresh rate" in Steam version. Microsoft Store always has Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Set "Refresh rate" to Full (capped to monitor refresh) or None (uncapped).

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
True for Steam (mouse cannot be remapped); false for Microsoft Store.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Disabled in controller mode.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Both versions are fully playable with touch input.
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
True for Steam; Microsoft Store defaults to mouse/touch every launch.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound.
Surround sound
Enabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Traditional Chinese

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, RT
Processor (CPU) Dual core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2550 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 3670
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
Intel HD 3000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Supports low-end devices.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/277430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (277430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.