By Jonathon Dornbush
March 15, 2016 at 07:27 PM EDT

Gears of War 4

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The Gears of War franchise is finally set to make its debut on the Xbox One this year, and Microsoft is giving players a chance to test out the latest entry’s multiplayer early.

Microsoft has announced that players will be able to gain access to the Gears of War 4 beta on Xbox One beginning in April. The open beta will be held from April 25 through May 1, allowing all Xbox Live Gold members a chance to play. However, any Xbox One or PC owner who plays Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the remaster of the original Xbox 360 Gears of War, will gain early access to the Xbox One beta beginning on April 18 to play through April 24 before the beta opens up. Players have to sign into Xbox Live and play Ultimate Edition before 11 p.m. PT on April 11.

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As Game Informer‘s recently revealed cover story unveiled, Gears of War 4 takes place 25 years after Gears of War 3 in the first entry of the franchise from The Coalition. Among the game’s three new playable characters is JD Fenix, son of franchise stalwart Marcus Fenix.

Stay tuned to EW for more on Gears of War 4.

Gears of War 4

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