first attempt. Go to push start screen, message about an update, game restarts, black screen with music.
second attempt. Got to push start screen, push start, freeze but music plays.
third attempt, new game configuration update, restart, Halo wars 2 faded on dark screen, frozen.
after attempting to play Halo wars 2 beta for 20 minutes, I have not been able to actually play test at all.
there was no 4th attempt