It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have a launch date for the highly anticipated shooter, Gears of War 4. Gamers will be happy to know that they can expect to shoot and chainsaw their way through the Locust scum this fall.

If you’ve been eagerly anticipating any news pertaining to a launch date for Gears of War 4, then today is your lucky day. It has finally been announced through Xbox Wire that the latest game in the Gears series will finally be in our hot little hands on October 11 of this year.

In case you don’t have a calendar handy, what that means is that we’ve still got six months of anticipation to sweat through before we can finally pick up the tale of muscle-bound heroes fighting giant, grotesque bug monsters. It’s a rough wait, to be sure, but at least you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be playing Gears 4 this holiday season, exclusively on Xbox One and PC.



As the original post points out, it’s been almost a full year since we first saw Gears of War 4 in action at E3 2015. That means the development team has had plenty of additional time to cook up some gaming epicness for the upcoming title and, with a launch date of Oct. 11, that leaves plenty of additional breathing room to make sure everything is bolted together and ready to roll this fall.

The launch date is, of course, only the first morsel of information to get the Gears 4 hype train moving full steam ahead, with more details promised concerning JD Fenix and his band of new Gears teammates.

The post on Xbox Wire reiterates the fact that Gears 4 is the beginning of a new saga for the series. And with a new cast of heroes will come a new threat in need of a Lancer to the face. The announcement promises an experience that reminds fans of the gritty opening years of the Gears phenomenon, as well as a “distinct evolution of gameplay” that boast “intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign and genre-defining multiplayer.” And all of that will be brought to you through the beautifully brutal Unreal Engine 4.

And to get that multiplayer component ready for prime time, the dev team is kicking off a Gears of War 4 beta later this month. Folks who played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will get a first crack at the beta starting April 18, with the invitation expanding to all Xbox Live Gold members on April 25.

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