Error Causing Delayed Gears of War 4 Beta Code Distribution

By Kelly Packard, 6 months ago
Gears of War 4 beta codes were originally planned to be given out in chronological order of when users played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (meaning, the earlier gamers played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the earlier they would receive a Gears of War 4 beta code), but this is not going as planned due to a distribution error.

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Not everyone is affected. Developer The Coalition issued the following statement on when players still awaiting codes can expect to receive them:

We have an update for everyone.

Microsoft Operations had an issue this morning with their code drop and unfortunately the codes will not be distributed in chronological order as originally messaged. We will be doing another code drop this evening to help address some of the issues. As noted before, codes will be going out in waves as we ramp up our servers through the beta.

Starting tomorrow morning (pacific time), we will be sending out a higher volume of codes to help compensate for this change and due to server stability seen during Day 1 of our beta.

This change and volume will carry on through Wednesday and Thursday morning (pacific time) which will cover off on everyone for early access.

We apologize for the confusion during this process and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in-game during the beta.

Last Update: 4:43pm PDT
Early access to the Gears of War 4 beta began today, April 18th, and will open to everyone on April 25th. The beta is scheduled to end May 1st.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
College student, longtime gamer, writer and Sour Patch Watermelon enthusiast.