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Halo Wars 2 Blitz beta lasts until 30 January - Windows 7 need not apply

Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 open beta will run until 30 January, Windows 10 only

Halo Wars 2 is in open beta until the 30 January 2017 and you can sign up here. The beta period covers the RTS/CCG style Blitz game mode and is exclusive to Windows 10 users.

Xbox - Windows 10
Xbox - Windows 10

If you happen to be using Microsoft's ageing but reliable work horse nr. 7 or fall below these system specs you are out of luck:

  • OS / Architecture - Windows 10 / x64
  • DirectX - DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 12
  • Memory - 6 GB
  • Video Memory - 2 GB
  • Processor - Intel i5-2500, AMD FX-4350
  • Graphics - nVidia GeForce GTX 660 ,AMD Radeon HD 7750, Intel HD 520

 

Big name companies are no stranger forcing updates on their users, and Windows was notorious for updating to level 10 while users were AFK.

Considering Microsoft's recent plans of making Windows 10 more gamer friendly and the small likelihood of DirectX 12 support for Windows 7, Halo Wars 2 is probably going to stay exclusive to Windows 10 PCs.