Xbox One owners will be ecstatic to hear that the Gears of War 4 beta will open next month.

Microsoft has announced that those eligible for early access will be able to take part in the beta from April 18. It will then open for all Xbox Live Gold members on April 24.

For early access, all one has to do is play Gear of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 before April 11, all whilst being logged into Xbox Live.