Halo Wars 2 Beta Extended, Here's When It Ends

RTS sequel's Xbox One beta now set to end at 11:59 PM PDT tonight.


The Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta currently running on Xbox One supposed to end on June 20, but it's been extended.

You can now play the trial on Xbox One as much as you want until 11:59 PM PDT today, June 22. That comes out to 2:59 AM EDT if you live on the east coast.

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Everyone who plays the Halo Wars 2 beta, whether they win or lose, will receive a Halo Wars 2 t-shirt for their Xbox Live avatar. "It's virtually the most comfortable thing your Avatar will ever wear," 343 said in a blog post.

The player who wins more matches than anyone else will also receive a one-of-a-kind "Champion" Avatar shirt. As of June 21, the top player is Xbox Live user YoungBerk, who has won 320 matches; that's well ahead of Anc Miz Izhere, who sits in the No. 2 spot with 290 wins.

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When the beta wraps up, players in the top 10 percent in terms of wins for either the UNSC or Banished will receive a gift. UNSC-loyal will get the UNSC Jackrabbit prop for their Avatar, while players siding with Banished leader Atriox will get a Brute Chopper prop.

These can also be purchased for $4 each.

Halo Wars 2 is a Play Anywhere game, meaning buying it (digitally) on Xbox One gets you the PC version free and vice versa, though the beta is only being held on console. Originally set to come out in 2016, Halo Wars 2 is now pegged to arrive in February 2017.

For more on Halo Wars 2, check out GameSpot's preview from E3 2016, "Will Halo Wars 2 Please RTS Fans?" We also recently learned that 343 brought on Call of Duty and Mirror's Edge actors to play the game's lead roles, replacing the talent from the first game.

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