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Halo Wars 2 Open Beta Coming During E3

by Mike Futter on Jun 10, 2016 at 04:53 AM

Microsoft may have let slip one of its “and it’s available now” announcements for its press conference. It seems that a Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta is launching on June 13.

The real-time strategy, which is under development by Creative Assembly, is the follow-up to Ensemble’s 2009 Xbox 360 game. Astute eyes over at Mondo Xbox followed a trail of breadcrumbs to find the already live product page.

We reproduced the steps, starting with Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb’s profile. There, he’s following Halo Wars 2 Open Beta. The picture above reflects what we found.

The product page indicates the multiplayer beta will be live from June 13 (the day of Microsoft’s E3 press conference) through June 20. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment, and we’ll update should we receive a response. 

[via Mondo Xbox]


Our Take
This is some fine sleuthing work, Mondo Xbox. I enjoyed Halo Wars and I’m eager to play the follow-up. Hopefully I’ll get some time in before it’s all over.