Back 4 Blood is a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead that has caught the imagination of gamers across PS4, Xbox One and PC.
And the good news is that, unlike other exciting projects that have been limited to drawn-out betas on PC, a Back 4 Blood open beta has been announced for PC and consoles.
This means that everyone will be able to join in and test out the new game when it arrives later this year.
Described as a first-person shooter, Back 4 Blood combines tight maps and cooperative play set in a world overrun by the undead.
Zombies are pretty well-played out in popular culture but Back 4 Blood has the right DNA to become one of the leading names in the bloated gaming genre.
The story description fills in more of the gaps, telling gamers: “You are at the centre of a war against the Ridden.
“These once-human hosts of a deadly parasite have turned into terrifying creatures bent on devouring what remains of civilization. With humanity’s extinction on the line, it’s up to you and your friends to take the fight to the enemy, eradicate the Ridden, and reclaim the world.”
Shooting your way through hordes of zombies as a group sounds like a recipe for success but much could depend on just how replayable this experience is.
WHEN IS THE BACK 4 BLOOD EARLY ACCESS BETA?
Back 4 Blood is hosting several tests this year before the game is launched across PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms.
The first phase is the Back 4 Blood early access beta, which has a release date scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021.
As of right now, there are three ways to join the Back 4 Blood early access period; by pre-ordering the game, through Twitch Drops, or throwing your name into the hat on the official game website.
By signing, you’re getting a slim chance that you will be sent a code and added to the early access.
Players can also register at Back4Blood.com/Beta for a chance to get into the Early Access portion, but it should be noted that registration does not guarantee Early Access entry as codes are limited.
The good news is that while the Back 4 Blood early access period will be locked to some, plenty more is being planned for August.
The Back 4 Blood open beta release date is scheduled for August 12, and will be available across all platforms.
Some players on console might need a multiplayer subscription to in and play during this time.
And we also know when everything will be kicking off, with the Back 4 Blood early access and open beta release time set for 6pm BST on August 5 and August 12.
The full access period runs from August 5 until August 9 in early access, and August 12 to August 16 for open beta.
A message from the Back 4 Blood team explains: “Pre-ordering grants entry into the Early Access portion of the Open Beta from August 5-9.
“You can also register for a chance to get into the Early Access portion of the Open Beta, but please note, registration does not guarantee Early Access entry as codes are limited.
“Players must have or create a WB Games Account in order to redeem their Open Beta code.
The Open Beta from August 12-16 will be available for all players. Pre-ordering is not required to play Back 4 Blood during this period.”
Published at Tue, 03 Aug 2021 16:39:59 +0000