It seems like it has been ages since the Gears of War 3 beta was revealed and we’ve been pretty much starved of information since it was announced. Thanks to the recent ‘pre-GDC’ Microsoft conference we now finally now when it’s coming and what it will entail. The beta will be launching in mid-April and will include 3 different multiplayer game modes spanning across four different maps. Not only that, but you can head over to the official Gears of War Facebook page and vote on which maps you want to see. Not too shabby and when compared to the most recent beta I played (Killzone 3), their offering looks extremely generous.
You can get in to the beta by purchasing the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm but Microsoft has said that there are other unannounced ways to put your name on the list. As soon as they tell us what they are, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Source: Major Nelson