How To Play The Back 4 Blood Early Access Beta (PC, PlayStation & Xbox)

The Early Access Beta is available for the whole weekend!

By Kyle Knight

August 5, 2021

Here’s how you can get your hands on the Back 4 Blood Early Access Beta this weekend and play before the official release this October.

From the creators of Left 4 Dead comes a new Zombie experience, Back 4 Blood. Set to release this year, Back 4 Blood is a first-person co-op shooter for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

But before the fun kicks off with the game’s full release, two Betas are set to take place over the coming weeks. Here’s how you can get your hands on a Beta code and play Back 4 Blood today.

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Back 4 Blood Early Access & Open Beta – Times & Dates

The Back 4 Blood Beta will consist of two different types of Betas. To kick things off, an Early Access Beta will take place from Thursday, August 5th until Monday, August 9th.

The following week will see a second Beta take place, this time an Open Beta. The second Beta will begin on Thursday, August 12th and run until Monday, August 16th.

Both the Early Access Beta and the Open Beta will begin at the following times:

  • 12PM (NOON) PT
  • 3PM ET
  • 8PM BST

More details on the Back 4 Blood Betas can be found on the game’s official website.

How To Download The Back 4 Blood Early Access Beta

As today is Thursday, August 5th, you’ll want to know how you can download and play the Early Access Beta for Back 4 Blood.

Only those who have pre-ordered Back 4 Blood will be able to participate in the Early Access Beta this weekend. There’s still time to pre-order Back 4 Blood and get access to the first Beta before it kicks off in a few hours. Players can purchase any edition of Back 4 Blood to receive access.

For those that have digitally pre-ordered Back 4 Blood, the Beta will automatically appear in your game library. This applies for both PC and consoles. It’s also worth noting that the download may not appear in your library until the servers go live at the aforementioned times.

As for physical Back 4 Blood pre-orders, you should have received a code with your receipt of purchase. If you did not receive a code from your retailer, you will need to contact the retailer you purchased Back 4 Blood from.

Make sure to check your emails if you pre-ordered a physical copy online, as your code will be attached to the email.

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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