Creative Assembly, in partnership with 343 Industries, will bring another Halo Wars 2 beta ?sometime closer to the launch of the game. During its E3 2016 conference, Microsoft announced the first open beta of the game, and with the testing concluding last week, the company is now planning to bring a second beta with a new game mode. According to a company representative, the second beta will be on both Xbox One and PC.
343 Industries closed the first beta on June 22; it started on June 13 from the E3 stage. The company extended the beta for 48 hours, and now it has told Gamespot that another Halo Wars 2 beta is on the way, and it will begin around the game?s official launch in February. The company has not shared any details regarding the new game mode which is confirmed for the second beta. The first beta introduced two game modes: Deathmatch and Domination.
Halo Wars 2 will be available under Microsoft Xbox?s Play Anywhere program which allows Xbox One and Windows 10 PC owners to enjoy the game on both platforms with a single digital purchase. Halo Wars 2 allows players to play against friends and other gamers from around the world. The game supports up to 3v3 matches. The Halo Wars 2 will feature new units, leaders, and special explosive powers and abilities. The game will include many multiplayer modes which can be played on a variety of maps.
Neither the developers nor the publisher has confirmed specific details about the upcoming Halo Wars 2 beta. The game is scheduled to be launched on February 21, 2017. According to what the representatives said, it is possible that the company might host the beta session sometime around the holiday season this year. However, that is yet to be confirmed, so it?s better to wait for the company?s statement.