The next chapter in the Xbox-exclusive shooter series will be hitting this fall, and players will have to opportunity to sample a multiplayer beta on April 18.

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First shown at last year’s E3, Gears of War 4 introduces a crop of new characters to the planet of Sera.

Folks who’ve played the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Window 10 will get first crack at the beta, as long as they log in time by April 11. Access opens up to all Xbox Live Gold members a week later on April 25.