If you want a guaranteed early access spot in the upcoming Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta on the Xbox One, you have one final shot Monday before the start of March.
The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition promotion that grants early access to the Gears 4 multiplayer beta is scheduled to end after Monday, February 29. The only requirement to get into the beta is to login and play on an Xbox One, according to the fine print posted on the Gears website.
For early access to the Gears of War 4 Beta when it launches (expected spring 2016), login to Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition by March 1, 2016. Must be 17+.
Note the catch here. You don’t have to own Gears UE. You just have to play it with your Xbox LIVE gamertag to gain access. There are numerous ways this can be exploited from signing in on a friend’s console and playing the third-person shooter to doing the console sharing thing and setting your Xbox One as a friend’s home console and downloading the game to play.
Those that already received the free backwards compatibility codes for Gears 1, 2, 3, and Judgment should be good to go as far as the beta.
It’s also important to remember that spring 2016 begins on March 20 and ends on June 20. So, there’s a big window for Microsoft and The Coalition to fit the Gears of War 4 beta in.
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