halo wars 2

Next to a sexy new trailer debut, Microsoft announced at its E3 presser last night that, wooooo, there’s an intergalactic rumble on Xbox One and everybody is invited from now until 20 June. The 13 GB Halo Wars 2 open beta is free to download, but obviously you’ll need a premium Xbox Live Gold subscription to actually play. Those Warthogs won’t pay for themselves, you know.

The beta features two modes – Domination and Deathmatch – available from today until 16 June, and 17 – 20 June respectively. PC gamers can apparently expect to get in on that in a second beta “closer to launch” next year.