Good news for anyone that had a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition of PC or Xbox One before April 11th. The Gears of War 4 beta begins for you today! You may not receive your code today if you bought it recently rather than when the Ultimate Edition first came out, but it will be in your hands by the 21st! The closed beta will end on the 25th and will transition into an open beta that will run until May 1st. Those with access to the closed beta have an advantage as people that reach level 20 during the beta will receive some exclusive rewards once the game is officially here.

The Reward Pack includes the Vintage Kait character skin, Vintage weapon skins for the Lancer and Snub, an emblem to customise your in-game identity, and a rare one-match Double XP Bounty to help you level up faster.

Your codes will be distributed via Live messages, so make sure to keep on checking between now and the 21st for your code to come in. If you do not own the Ultimate Edition and would like to play Gears of War 4 before the open beta begins, then there’s good news. Those going to PAX East will be able to demo the multiplayer on the floor.

Enjoy your time in the beta, and good luck reaching level 20.