|This article is about the infantry hero in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. For the Monk hero in Age of Empires II, see Harold Haardraade.|
Harald Hardraade is an infantry hero in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. He is actually an in-game representation of Harald Hardrada, the King of Norway from 1046 to 1066. He can be only found in the Scenario Editor. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health. He has the in-game appearance of a Berserk, but throws axes at his targets, much like a Throwing Axeman, but at a much faster rate. The sound when he throws an axe is the same of a sword-wielding infantry, however. Also his accuracy, while only 30% according to the game files, actually seems to be 100%. He also moves much faster than regular Berserks. Harald benefits from infantry technologies.
- Harald Hardraade appears in the scenario Hastings, where his men attack the Saxons but fail. He then allies with William the Conqueror.