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Halo Wars 2 beta begins on Jan 20

The Halo Wars 2 beta begins on January 20 and will focus on the brand-new, card-based game mode, Blitz. Dan Ayoub, Studio Head of Strategy Games at 343 Industries said:

Blitz is our new twist on RTS gameplay that combines the deck building and split-second decision making of card-based strategy play with explosive tactical combat in the Halo universe. Your card deck, along with your faction leader, are your greatest resources as you assemble a collection of air, ground and infantry units and seek to out-think and out-maneuver your opponents on the battlefield. We’re really excited about this new mode and look forward to unleashing Blitz upon the community to play and run through its paces prior to launch.

We’re going to get some hands on time next week and we’ll have a preview up on the morning of the beta, stay tuned!