Back 4 Blood: Open Beta now open to all players

Back 4 Blood: Open Beta now open to all players

Back 4 Blood

From now on you can get an impression of Back 4 Blood for free in the Open Beta. The development studio Turtle Rock Studios has given the go-ahead for the publicly accessible part of the Open Beta. A beta test already took place last weekend, but it was only available for those who pre-ordered the game.

In the Open Beta of Back 4 Blood (buy now € 99.99) you can see different aspects take a closer look at the zombie shooter. Among other things, two maps are available for the PvP mode "Swarm". You can play as one of the cleaners with their special skills or one of the infected. If, on the other hand, you are more into PvE content, you will also get your money's worth in the beta: There are two maps from the campaign to choose from, on which you can really let off steam together with your friends. You can choose your favorite from a total of five Cleaner characters - Mom will be there for the first time. Evangelo, Holly, Walker and Hoffman are at your side.

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By the way, the Open Beta of Back 4 Blood supports both cross-play and cross-gen games. So it is possible to gamble with or against players from another platform. A suitable trailer with the contents of the beta phase can be found below this message - so you can get in the mood. The release version of Back 4 Blood will be available for PC and consoles on October 12, 2021.

Source: Turtle Rock Studios

Back 4 Blood bots and difficultly levels getting improvements for launch

Back 4 Blood will improve its bots and difficulty levels by launch in October.

The news comes by way of a developer Q&A session with VG24/7, earlier today on August 13. The outlet asked whether bots (which can be pretty dumb in Back 4 Blood) would be improved at all in the future, and lead producer Matt O'Driscoll confirmed that it's one of the development team's big projects right now, and that the bots would be a lot smarter come launch day.

Additionally, O'Driscoll confirmed that difficulty levels in Back 4 Blood would see improvements before launch. While the producer didn't reveal any specific changes for the difficulty levels, O'Driscoll did say that developer Turtle Rock would be using player feedback from the ongoing beta period to make changes, and the difficulty levels being looked at are primarily the Survivor and Nightmare levels.

It's nothing but good news to know that Turtle Rock is listening to player feedback throughout the beta period for Back 4 Blood. In fact, the beta period is running on for a few more days right now until August 15, and instead of being limited to pre-order customers like the beta last week, this beta period is open to everyone on all platforms.

Back 4 Blood launches later this year on October 12, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. For what we made of the Left 4 Dead spiritual successor when we tried it for ourselves earlier this month, check out our complete Back 4 Blood preview.

For more on Turtle Rock's vision for the Left 4 Dead revival, head over to our Back 4 Blood interview for more.