Players can get another opportunity to play Halo Wars 2 in a beta active now through Jan. 30.
The beta only features card-based game mode Blitz, and will be playable versus other players in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 matches on both Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Blitz combines real-time strategy with collectible card game and deck building mechanics. It was built using feedback from players who don’t normally play strategy games and features short, fast-paced matches that typically last between seven and 12 minutes.
Though progress earned in the beta won’t roll over to the full game, players can earn two in-game card packs for the final retail version of Halo Wars 2 by first logging into the beta and then completing their first match.
The beta features every Blitz card and Faction Leader available in the full game, allowing players to develop strategies to use once Halo Wars 2 officially launches on Feb. 21.