Halo Wars 2 E3 trailer reveals February release date

Microsoft announced at its E3 presentation that Halo Wars 2 is coming on February 21, 2017. The game will set the crew of the Spirit of Fire against a new enemy, the Banished, headed up by a brilliant and powerful warlord named Atriox. 

The game is still several months away, but a week-long public beta will actually get underway today—unfortunately, only for the Xbox One. You can check out a snippet of gameplay, however, in the multiplayer trailer below. Find out more at the Halo Waypoint.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.