Gears of War 4 releases October 11, beta starts April 18

Gears of War 4 will release on October 11th, Microsoft and The Coalition announced this week. If you’re itching to play the game’s beta, it will launch for Gears Ultimate owners on April 18th. A full, open beta for all Xbox One owners who have XBL Gold will be available on April 25th.

That isn’t the end of the Gears news. All multiplayer modes will have split-screen local play, something 343 should have added to Halo 5 Guardians.

With Gears launching in early October, it looks like Halo Wars 2 may be a November release and the rumored Forza Horizon 3 likely out in September. Get ready Gears fans!