Finally we have confirmed details of the eagerly anticipated Gears of War 4 Beta! Here are the dates, and eligibility details, that you need and want to know ahead of the Early Access and Open Beta phases.

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Gears of War 4 Early Access

The Gears of War 4 Early Access phase will take place between April 18th and April 24th. To be eligible to take part, all you have to do is play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on either Xbox One or Windows 10 between now and April 11th – easy, and fun too because Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is awesome! Tokens to access the Early Access phase will arrive, by Xbox Live Message, in waves beginning April 18th.

Gears of War 4 Open Beta

The Open Beta, available to all qualifying Xbox Live Gold members will then kick-in from April 25th and run through until May 11tth. Early Access players will still be able to play through the Open Beta phase too.

And that’s all there is too it! So, if you haven’t already played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition now is the time to do it to claim your place in the Early Access phase of the Gears of War 4 Beta. You have until April 11th only, so get on it! This Beta excludes gamers in Japan and China – no idea why, it just does, tough shit.