Last chance for early access to the Gears of War 4 beta

If you bought one of those Gears of War Ultimate Edition Xbox One bundles, or can get your hands on one fast, you still have time to claim early access to the Gears of War 4 beta. Just log in to Xbox Live and play the Ultimate Edition by tomorrow, March 1, and you'll reserve your early spot - and yes, you do have to have the bundle, not just the game.

Update: Nope, you don't need the bundle! It turns out it works with just the game, too - I was reading this page wrong. Sorry for the confusion! Now back to the story.

If you still haven't used the Ultimate Edition code included with the bundle, you'd better get installing now - it's a 44 GB download, and you'll also need patches to play online. Back in July Microsoft announced that the beta would go live sometime this spring. It hasn't narrowed down that window yet, but at least you'll get in before everybody else, whenever it is.

If extra time with the latest Gears game still isn't enough to justify the effort, then might I tempt you with a remastered Cole Train Rap?

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.