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Gears of War 4 multiplayer trailer shows off all the new ways to kill each other

A celebration of eviscerations

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

In an effort to hype up Gears of War fans for next week's Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta — and the game's October release on Xbox One — Microsoft and The Coalition dropped a new trailer for the game today, highlighting all the new stuff coming to the series' competitive modes.

The trailer shows off Gears 4's new weapons, like the powerful and ridiculous Buzzkill, and the game's new multiplayer modes: Dodgeball, Co-op Versus and Escalation. Those modes will join classics like Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Guardian, Warzone and Execution.

To get a taste of Gears of War 4 online, players can take part in an open beta, which runs April 25 to May 1.

Gears of War 4 is slated to arrive Oct. 11. For more on the game and its multiplayer ambitions, read Polygon's cover story and check out even more gameplay below.

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