Microsoft revealed more information about the Halo Wars 2 real-time strategy game at E3 2016 last week. It also confirmed when this game is going to be released, and as expected, announced that a multiplayer open beta was going live on that very same day. The multiplayer open beta of Halo Wars 2 was previously supposed to end on June 22nd but owing to demand from players, 343 Industries has decided to extend the beta by a couple of days.
Dan Ayoub from 343 Industries confirmed on Twitter that due to demand from fans, it has been decided to extend the Halo Wars 2 open beta for two days.
Halo Wars 2 is the sequel to the first Halo Wars title that was released back in 2007. It’s set right after the events of Halo 5 and puts players in control of forces as they fight real-time fast-paced strategy battles against each other.
The open beta for this game was confirmed during the E3 2016 announcement. It was originally launched for eight days with Xbox One owners being able to download the 13GB beta to try out the game’s multiplayer experience.
Seeing demand from players, 343 Industries has decided that instead of closing the beta on June 20th, it’s going to keep it live until June 22nd. Players get a couple of additional days to continue to experience Halo Wars 2 before they settle down and start counting the days to the game’s full release in February 2017.
Yup!! Because so many folk have asked, we're extending the HW2 beta to Wednesday! #HaloWars2
— Dan Ayoub (@Danayoub) June 18, 2016