Gears of War 4 finally has a release date set for October 11th, 2016. The release date was announced by Microsoft and was accompanied by a display of the covert art for the game which was shown off by Entertainment Weekly.

Everyone who has played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC or Xbox One will be able to partake in a multiplayer beta of Gears of War 4 beginning April 18th. This will expand to all Xbox Live Gold members on April 25th and will run until May 1st.

Gears of War 4 is referenced to be the beginning of a new saga for the franchise and will make its debut on the Unreal Engine 4. It will be bringing an entirely new set of heroes to play as while keeping favored features from the original saga such as split screen gameplay across all game modes.

More news is said to be coming in the following week so make sure to stay tuned for further developments.