Back 4 Blood Beta – Launch Times, Maps and Playable Characters

By Rachael Fiddis

July 28, 2021

Hyped for Turtle Rock Studio’s Back 4 Blood? Soon you’ll be able to take part in all the action as it launches beta access.

Back 4 Blood is the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead so those who loved their time running around listening out for the witch or avoiding getting jumped on by the jockey should have the time of their lives as the same developers are behind both.

Back 4 Blood – PC Trailer

Back 4 Blood – PC Trailer

We’ve already had a little peek at what PC players can expect out of the upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter game which features 4K resolution, uncapped framerate, NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), ultrawide and multi-monitor support, cross-play, and various other graphics and visual quality options.

But now, let’s get ourselves prepared for what we’ll see and experience when the Back 4 Blood beta kicks off.

Back 4 Blood Playable Characters and Maps

With many beta’s, players can sometimes be subjected to a single map which can get a little tedious after a while. Thankfully, Turtle Rock Studios have added in two maps for the “Swarm” PvP mode and two co-op maps to fight off Ridden with your friends which should be enough to keep players invested.

  • Play as six different Ridden variants in “Swarm,” including the Bruiser, Retch, Hocker, Exploder, Crusher and Stinger
  • Various weapons to check out, cards to build decks and Ridden to slay
  • Explore the Fort Hope communal hub
  • Cross-play and cross-gen support

Zombie bashing gamers will get the chance to play as Mom – a badass who knows how to deal with situations and resolve problems that arise – for the very first time. Players will also get to grips with the other cleaners Evangelo, Holly, Walker and Hoffman throughout the beta.

Back 4 Blood Early Access and Open Beta Launch Times

No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be able to get in on all the gore and undead killing in the nick of time. Check out the image below to find out when the early access and open beta times start in your region.

Back 4 Blood will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One Consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 12, 2021. Pre-orders will receive entry into the Early Access portion of the Open Beta from August 5-9, along with a bonus Fort Hope Elite Weapon Skin Pack.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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