The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will begin on Xbox One starting April 18, Microsoft has announced. To get in on that date, you need to play Gears of War Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or PC by April 11. Previously, you needed to have played by March 1, but Microsoft announced the extension today.
The first wave of takens for the beta will begin to be dispersed on April 18, though Microsoft didn’t say who will get codes first or how long it may take for all codes to go out. After the “early access” period ends on April 24, all “qualifying” Xbox Live Gold members can play through May 1.
Microsoft did not say what it meant by “qualifying” Xbox Live Gold members. We have followed up with the company in an attempt to get more details and will update this post with anything we may hear back.
As explained in the image above, to qualify for early access to the Gears of War 4 beta, you need to log in to Xbox Live and play the Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 by 11 PM PST on April 11.
Microsoft has yet to provide any details on what the Gears of War 4 beta will include in terms of maps, modes, and characters. The game’s multiplayer mode is still being kept largely under wraps, though we did recently learn that Brink studio Splash Damage is working on it.