Microsoft has confirmed that a second Halo Wars 2 beta will occur due to the popularity of the one that ran from June 13-23. This second beta will be held “closer to launch,” in a statement reported by GameSpot.
The second beta will include an unamed new mode. The first beta contained deathmatch and domination.
While no date was given, Halo Wars 2 launches on Windows 10 and Xbox One on February 2017.