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Halo Wars 2 Beta: What To Expect, When & How You Can Play

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Halo Wars 2 Beta: What To Expect, When & How You Can Play

Another Halo Wars 2 beta will see the light of day this month. Microsoft announced that Xbox One and Windows 10 PC gamers can start exploring the world of Halo on January 20. It will be free and open to anyone who wants to play on PC.

What’s In The Beta Version?

The beta version of Halo Wars 2 features the Blitz mode. In addition, it is a card-based mode wherein players can assemble units for ground, air, and infantry. It has one map called Proving Grounds, and supports one versus one (1v1), two versus two (2v2), and three versus three (3v3) playoffs via the matchmaking system.

Microsoft explained that Faction Leaders and Blitz cards will be included in the beta. Furthermore, playing the beta version of the second Halo Wars will let them earn two Blitz card packs. Moreover, these card packs can be used in the full game. First, head to Halo Wars 2 beta and login. Gamers automatically receive one card pack just by signing in. Secondly, complete a match to get the next Blitz pack. Aside from Blitz, users can also try the campaign and multiplayer modes such as Strongholds, Domination, and Deathmatch. Even more, a mode called Blitz firefight is also playable in the beta version.

The company will launch challenges to hype the game, as well as test some of the features in the second installment of Halo Wars. However, progress in the beta version will not carry over to the full game. Submit feedback to the developer through the Halo Waypoint forums anytime to let them hear suggestions. The developers have always been open to feedback, especially for the betterment of any game in the Halo franchise.

 How To Get A Copy Of Halo Wars 2 Beta Version

To get a copy of the beta version, Xbox users need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play. Meanwhile PC gamers do not have to pay anything to get hold of Microsoft’s new title. Full instructions on how to download will be available at the Xbox website. The beta will run from the 20th to the 30th of January. Players have ample time to familiarize yourself with the new Halo Wars.

Halo Wars 2 will be available for Xbox One and PC on February 21. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.

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