Back 4 Blood

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Back 4 Blood multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS). The game was developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros and was the biggest announcement of the publisher during the 2020 edition of E3. The has a more optimistic tone than Left 4 Dead as players control characters called Cleaners who are more confident and skilled than the characters in Left 4 Dead. In this article, we discuss some of the Back 4 Blood game’s key features, as well as some additional information.

Key features

Back 4 Blood gameplay

As mentioned above, Back 4 Blood is a cooperative multiplayer FPS where parties can include between 4 and 8 players. Players are free to choose a Cleaner as each has different stats. Back 4 Blood features cards that players use to compose a deck at the beginning of every level. Decks modify three types of stats: health, damage, and stamina. When confronting the AI, players should know that it uses Corruption cards against them that will result in hindering their progress, spawning additional enemies, activating effects such as fog, and adding more enemies to the horde.

Other features

  • Plot: After what seems to be a virus with alien origins, infected people begin to mutate into zombies called the Ridden. During this outbreak, it is up to Cleaners - a group of veterans - to fight them and to create secure places for the survivors.

  • Cleaners: There are 8 Cleaners between which players will be able to choose: Hoffman, Walker, Doc, Mom, Holly, Evangelo, Karlee, and Jim. Every one of them has different skills and stats but also a different story and background to complete the character.

  • Modes: Back 4 Blood features two different modes. The first one is a PvP Swarm mode where two teams of four players each confront each other and have the possibility to choose between playing a Cleaner or a Ridden - which also modifies their abilities and weapons. The second one is a cooperative multiplayer where players will have the possibility to team up with four other players (four in total).

  • Replayability: Thanks to the rogue-lite card system, players will be able to enjoy each level multiple times, without ever going through the same session twice. This is also possible thanks to the dynamic Game Director that adjusts to player actions. This means that Back 4 Blood promises environment, enemies, and location changes for every session, as well as important gameplay diversity.

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Back 4Blood release date

The game was released on October 12th, 2021.

Is Back 4 Blood crossplay?

Yes, the game supports crossplay between Xbox, PlayStation, and PC - this, since the beta stage.

Is Back 4 Blood Left 4 Dead?

No: the game is considered as a ”spiritual successor” of Left 4 Dead with a similar co-op FPS gameplay but not as a sequel or a part of the series.

Back 4 Blood price

The price of the Standard Edition is $59.99. There is also the Deluxe Edition for $89.99 and also the Ultimate Edition for $99.99.

Age rating

The game has been rated with a PEGI 18 label. It contains a graphical presentation of violence, as well as strong language.

System requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit)

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600 (3.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (3.4 GHz)

  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OR AMD Radeon RX 570

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

  • Disk space: 40 GB available space

  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection

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