We haven’t heard a whole lot about Gears of War 4. We saw that gameplay demo come out of E3 last year, but nothing much since then. But the game is coming, and soon enough where a beta for the game’s multiplayer is being held in the near future.
The beta will first be open early to those who have played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. After that, an open beta for all who want to give it a try will start. You can get full details on when the beta is happening below.
Here’s the announcement and details from the Gears of War official website:
Gears fans, the wait is almost over. We know you’ve been eager to see what’s in store for the future of Gears multiplayer, and next month we’re excited to give you the first taste and an opportunity to help shape the multiplayer experience in Gears of War 4 with the launch of our global Versus multiplayer beta, exclusively on Xbox One.
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.
Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you online when the beta kicks off next month!
*To qualify for early access to the Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta on Xbox One, log in to Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 by 11:00PM PDT, April 11. Tokens for the beta will be distributed in waves through the Xbox Live messaging system and begin arriving Monday April 18. For both Early Access and Xbox Live Gold periods, must be 17+. Xbox One, broadband internet (ISP fees apply) and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Beta dates, content, and features subject to change. Not available in Japan or China.
When exactly we’ll get to play Gears of War 4 in full is not yet known, but it is expected sometime this year.