Gears of War 4 release date, cover art revealed

Microsoft’s brutal third-person shooter is chainsawing its way to Xbox One this October.

According to an official Microsoft press release, Gears of War 4 will launch worldwide on Xbox One October 11, 2016. Director of Community for the Coalition Adam Fletcher had this to say about the return of the franchise:

Gears of War 4 marks the beginning of an epic new saga for one of gaming’s most celebrated franchises, as a new band of heroes rises to confront a fearsome new threat. Harkening back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic, fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay, including brutal and intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign, genre-defining multiplayer and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Along with the release date unveiling, Entertainment Weekly also revealed the game’s official box art:


If you’re looking to play Gears of War 4 before its October release, you’re in luck! Starting on April 18, those who have played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or PC will begin getting early access codes to the Gears 4 beta. Then, on April 25, the beta will open to all Xbox Live Gold members to play until it concludes on May 1.

What do you think of Gears 4’s release date? What’s your impression of the cover art? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter!


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