Gears of War 4 Beta Begins April 18th on Xbox One

Gears of War 4 Beta Begins April 18th on Xbox One

In a post from Adam Fletcher, Director of Community for Gears of War 4’s developer The Coalition, it was revealed that their much-anticipated title will be receiving a Xbox One multiplayer beta on April 18th. Those who have purchased and played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One of Windows 10 will be given codes for the beta in waves to join the fight first. After April 24th, if you are a Xbox Live Gold Member, you will be able to partake in the early look at Gears of War 4’s multiplayer until it ends on May 1st.

Originally, you had to play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition by March 1st to qualify for this beta, but The Coalition is extending that window to April 11th at 11pm PDT. So, if you’ve been sitting on that game or have been considering picking it up, now would be a good time to do so!


Recently revealed in the Game Informer cover story, Gears of War 4 takes place just about 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3. Instead of controlling the iconic Marcus Fenix, you assume the role of his son, JD. He is a “idealist who ran away from home at a young age to join the COG militia only to go AWOL after a classified incident that players will learn more about during the game.”

Joining JD Fenix will be Kait Diaz, who grew up outside the walled in city-states the protected a vast majority of the human race, and Delmont “Del” Walker, who is described as an ex-COG soldier who became friends with JD Fenix at boarding school.

Are you looking forward to jumping into the Gears of War 4 beta? Have you never been a fan of this series? What may change your mind? How do you feel about playing as Marcus’ son, JD? Sound off below and stay locked to Marooners’ Rock for everything Gears of War 4.


Adam has been writing about and playing video games for as long as he can remember. He is an aficionado of all things Chipotle, Disney, and Hibachi related and is the founder of Extra Life Columbus. He truly believes there is nothing better than playing games and healing kids! His favorite games include Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect 2, and Super Mario World.

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