Here's When the Gears of War 4 Xbox One Beta Starts

The beta begins in spring 2016, first for people who buy the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

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The Gears of War 4 beta is expected to begin on Xbox One in spring 2016, Microsoft has announced.

The announcement comes by way of the fine print of this landing page for the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. People who buy that upcoming Xbox One bundle, due in August, can get "early access" to the Gears of War 4 beta if they login to Xbox Live and play the Ultimate Edition by March 1, 2016.

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There is no word yet regarding what the Gears of War 4 beta will entail. The game itself was announced less than a month ago during E3. It is currently scheduled to launch in holiday 2016.

For a closer look at Gears of War 4, check out GameSpot's image gallery.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, a remastered version of the 2006 Xbox 360 game, launches on August 25. Microsoft will also release a special $350 Xbox One bundle that day that comes with the game. In addition, the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is coming to PC, but Microsoft has not announced a release date.

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wadedewell

im glad gears kept local co-op unlike call of failo 5 which got rid of one of its most iconic features, infact the one feature that made halo ce successful and enabled xbox to survive.

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YourMajesty13

What ever you do just take respawn out of gears please.

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aidenrichardson

@yourmajesty13: and bring back jumping off of walls instead of fucking running down them or having to walk away from them. Can no longer do quick escapes

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TheZeroPercent

--no offense but they can just keep it(can they erase the fact that they milked us with judgement)
--sike
--im sure ill end up with at least a 100hrs into horde mode
--but
--i didnt really like 3's horde mode
--it was just too much 'extra' work(that was just slightly punishing~kinda killing that classic horde 'mood' i always got into in GOW2)

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VegasDog

Got mine, also got the R6 Siege Beta guaranteed. So much gaming to do in the next couple of months. Where will I find all of the time? When was the last summer you said that to yourself? It's good to be a gamer.

Gears of War beta was so smooth, it was like it had all the refinements of GOW3 put into MP. One of the best MP games ever, with better controls. Looks like they're going to nerf the gnasher,so it won't be a noob gnasher only fest. good times indeed.

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Megavideogamer

This is a must Buy for me. Gears of War is worth another play. The chance to partake in the Gears of War Beta just seals the deal.

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skiggy34

@Megavideogamer: AGREED! Gears is by far and hands down one of the best game franchises. I've played through all of them at least 2-3 times. I just ran through Gears 3 last week in 3D which was pretty awesome on my 360. Theres plenty in the remake thats new including I believe 2hrs more campaign. Gears 4 looked ridiculous! The graphics were insane! Cant wait!

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BabeNewelll

Trash cans with shot guns roll about the place : part 4

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MotelDiscoVerde

Xbox rules.

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DaVillain-

I was gonna get the ultimate edition anyways and this Gears 4 beta is an unexpected welcome for me.

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Dcyple3000

Thats messed up. they have to PreOrder Gears 4 and Buy the Original Remaster/Remake to play the game they just bought early. The E3 Trailer for Gears 4 turn me off so much, where are the muscled dude bros that kill 100ft aliens with just bullets and a Carmine?

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VegasDog

@Dcyple3000: Get your fanBOY propaganda correct please. You don't have to buy the remastered to play GOW. MS gave it away free (the original) and will be playable FREE by BC. IF you're gong to be a fanBOY, don't be an ignorant one.

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davem1992

Guess I'm not getting in, getting the PC version of Ultimate Edition.

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XCrimsonxSynX

Can't wait to see more. Would like to see more at Gamescom. Maybe a story trailer or a hint of whats to come.

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PutASpongeOn

By far the most meh things at e3 (not counting the ubisoft concert andthe pc gaming conference)

It was so dark that it was like "what?"

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dani_i89

@putaspongeon: This reveal was sweet. Very underrated.

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PutASpongeOn

@dani_i89: It's not underrated, it's rated exactly where it is, it's a sucky demo.

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justin-marks14

@dani_i89: Underrated for sure but they could have maybe picked something more exciting to show off. Suppose the ruins the point of having any trailer to tease fans haha

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Crusadernights

@dani_i89: Lel.

No!

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davem1992

@dani_i89: Yeah, no.

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AFiercePancake

Here's a better article title: "Gears of War 4 Beta Starts Spring 2016".

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skiggy34

@AFiercePancake: LOL I know. Its an article from Eddie man.. You know, the guy that always in the last sentence of an xbox article says either something negative or for some reason had to throw in that the gears 1 a ultimate edition would also be out on pc, even tho we dont know when... LOL whats that got to do with the console beta for Gears 4??? Gears 4 wasnt announced for PC so PC gamers have nothing to do with the Gears 4 beta.... Nice Eddie, definitely expected, damn fanboy....

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Marky360

Wow that's far but at least they already have an idea of when it will be instead of still trying to figure out when they will get one up and running.

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IAmMcGruber

Can't wait, sucks its still a good 7-8 months out but got plenty to play this holiday to pass the time

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Adam802

cool cant wait for this

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justin-marks14

@Adam802: Me neither! Bout time we got a new gears game.

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Crusadernights

@Adam802: Everyone else can.

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skiggy34

@crusadernights: no man, maybe you but I'd take the game today if it was done... I cant wait for gears. I cant even wait for the remake of the game I played through half a dozen times.. Gears is Gears. One of the best gaming franchises out there...