At long last, the Gears of War 4 beta has been dated.
Although they haven’t shown off any gameplay just yet, Microsoft and developer The Coalition have finally pulled back the curtains and revealed that the Gears of War 4 beta will start in mid-April.
Here’s the official statement from The Coalition:
Beginning on April 18, fans who’ve played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 will begin to receive tokens in waves for early access to the beta. Following the conclusion of early access on April 24, all qualifying Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be invited to join the beta until it ends on May 1. In addition, we’re extending the timeframe for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition players to qualify for early access to the Gears of War 4 beta from March 1 to April 11. To qualify, just log on to Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 by 11 p.m. PDT, April 11.*
So there you have it. If you’ve been enjoying Gears: Ultimate Edition, you’ll have access to Gears of War 4 as soon as April 18th. If not, you can expect access on the 24th.
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