Who wouldn't want to test that out? Microsoft today announced that the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta will start in mid-April -- presumably for early-access Bulletstorm owners. The public tryout will feature three, "new" versus modes and four maps (to be decided by a community vote this month). No end date for the beta was given.

Voting for the beta maps opens today on the Gears of War Facebook page and ends Monday, February 28.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.