The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta was previously only available to those that purchased and played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition prior to April 11th. The code distribution for the Ultimate Edition had been intended release on April 18th, but hit a snag during distribution.
After the codes went out, the limited beta was available until April 24th. Today, the multiplayer beta has opened up to everyone that is subscribed to Xbox Live Gold.
The #Gears4Beta is now open to all Xbox Live Gold Members! Search for 'Gears of War 4 Beta' on the Xbox Dashboard. pic.twitter.com/DJm8vDAtDH
— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) April 25, 2016
If you participate in the beta, you will receive a number of 'Vintage' skins, a unique bounty card and a vintage emblem to use in the full version of the game. Gears of War 4 is set to release on October 11th exclusively on the Xbox One. However, it has been rumored that the game will make an eventual jump to PC via Windows 10 as Microsoft progresses with their initiative to expand on the PC platform.