The Halo Wars 2 open beta is starting today, Microsoft Store has confirmed. The developer Creative Assembly is offering a chance for fans and interested gamers to play the game as the beta will run until June 20. As reported earlier, Halo Wars 2 will be playable at E3 2016. It is also possible that Microsoft will unveil some of the gameplay features during the presentation before announcing the start time of the open beta.
The Xbox Store listing suggests that the download size for the console will be 13GB and Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One will support multiplayer gameplay for up to six players. Microsoft is expected to reveal more details on the game during its E3 presentation. Microsoft?s E3 ?briefing is scheduled today at 9:30AM PDT/ 12: 30PM EDT and you can watch the livestream here.
Interested players will only be able to join the Halo Wars 2 beta if they have an Xbox Live Gold Subscription. There?s no official confirmation about the availability of an open beta yet for PC players, but it seems that we will not have to wait long enough for the official confirmation of Microsoft. Not a lot of information has arrived yet as the Microsoft?s E3 conference is yet to start, but you can take a look at the recently leaked screenshots of the game.
On a Reddit thread, user nulfurios showed some new gameplay images featuring Halo Wars 2 battles, new vehicles, troops, and much more. The developer has not revealed a lot about the game but the studio has promised that the game will offer a fresh story.
For many Halo fans, Halo Wars 2 will bring back memories of playing a great RTS game. Fans have been waiting for the game since August last year when Creative Assembly announced the game. The original Halo Wars was released in 2009 and with no other Halo game is expected to arrive this year, the upcoming game will connect fans to the franchise again. Halo 6, which everyone has been expecting, is still under wraps and everyone is concerned about its future after it was reported that Halo 5 sales didn?t meet expectations. We hope to see some more announcements at the Microsoft E3 2016 showcase today.
The Halo Wars 2 Open Beta has gone live!?The release date of the game as well as a new cinematic trailer has also been revealed at Microsoft’s E3 2016 conference.