Gears of War 4

Xbox One gamers will get their first playable taste of Gears of War 4 in April. Microsoft has announced that the multiplayer beta for the sci-fi shooter will begin on April 18 for folks who bought Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One or Windows 10 platforms. The open beta will begin for all Xbox One owners on April 25 and last until May 1.

If you want to get a week's head start in the beta, there's still time. Microsoft has extended the qualifying time for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition until April 11. To get in the Gears of War 4 beta on April 18, you just need to log into Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on either Xbox One or Windows 10 by 11 p.m. Pacific Daylight time on April 11. Details about what will be in the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta have yet to be announced.

If you have yet to get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which is a remastered version of the first Gears of War game, be sure to read our full review. The Xbox One version is currently on sale at the Microsoft Store for $29.99.