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This Week on Windows: New Windows 10 preview, Microsoft Edge tips and Halo Wars 2

Written By published January 20, 2017

This Week on Windows, we’re talking about your chance to play Halo Wars 2: Blitz Beta before it ships, all the ways you can easily customize your Start and New Tab pages in Microsoft Edge and the latest Windows 10 features coming to Windows Insiders. Head over here to check out the latest Windows Insider preview builds, or sign up for the Windows Insider Program here!

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Halo Wars 2: Blitz Beta

Today, the Halo Wars 2 Blitz Multiplayer Beta officially launches on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One! The Blitz multiplayer beta is open to anyone on Windows 10 PC and for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One, and runs from today until Jan. 30. Blitz offers a unique twist on Halo Wars 2 gameplay by replacing the traditional real-time strategy (RTS) aspects of resource collection, base building and tech tree planning with a streamlined way to build your armies and jump straight into the action.

Gigantic (Game Preview)

Gigantic Game Preview


The big excitement of third-person-shooter Gigantic (Free, with IAP options) gets a new Exile in the North update, introducing playful giant Pakko. He enters the battlefield equipped with a fluffy, wintry exterior and a warm, jovial disposition – which means he knows how to make the clash quite a refreshing experience.



Inspired by true events, the gripping new series Six ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) follows the heroes of Navy SEAL Team Six on a covert mission against the Taliban that goes awry. Watch the series premiere now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Viber Sticker Pack Sale

Viber Sticker Sale

Easy-to-use, easy-to-connect Viber (Free, with IAP options) brings free calls, free video messaging and more right to your Windows phone. And now through Jan. 26, enjoy 50% off select sticker packs – just the fun, colorful additions your need to express yourself fully in chats.

Have a great weekend!