After a decade of waiting, fans of cooperative shooter games will finally get the long-awaited sequel to Left 4 Dead 2. However, it will not be distributed by Valve and it will not be a sequel … at least not in the strict sense of the word. From the same creators of Left 4 Dead and its sequel, Back 4 Blood it’s a return to the formula that launched Turtle Rock Studios to fame. However, this new project also seeks to innovate the subgenre. For this reason, is one of our most anticipated games of 2021.
In this article, we have compiled everything that has been revealed about the game. This goes from the release date of Back 4 Blood and its PC requirements to the functioning of its card system and its rumored ‘crossplay’. Here you will find everything you need to know!
When will the release date of Back 4 Blood?
Within the framework of The Game Awards 2020, Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros. Games announced that the release date of Back 4 Blood It will be on June 22, 2021.
What platforms will it reach?
The announcement trailer revealed that the game is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and PC.
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What do the special editions contain?
On the one hand, Back 4 Blood: Deluxe Edition includes base game and annual pass. This contains three DLC that will add new campaigns, playable characters and Infected with special mutations. On the other hand, the Ultimate Edition includes all the contents of the Deluxe Edition, the “Tanned in a Thousand Battles” costume set and additional digital elements.
¿Black 4 Blood will be spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead?
Turtle Rock Studios, known as Valve South between 2008 and 2010, was responsible for developing Left 4 Dead and its sequel. While Back 4 Blood It will be a spiritual sequel, so it will inherit several characteristics, Turtle Rock seeks to differentiate it from the Valve franchise.
How will it differ from Left 4 Dead?
As in Left 4 Dead, four players can join forces to face the hordes of the undead until they reach a safe room. Left alone, players can play with up to three CPU-controlled characters. As if it wasn’t enough, various types of zombies that debuted in Left 4 Dead will be present in Back 4 Blood. Although their functions will be the same, their names and appearances will be different.
However, Back 4 Blood will enjoy several novelties. Among these is a competitive mode that will face two teams of four players. At the moment, more details about this modality are unknown. What has been talked about a lot is the card system. This will allow each game to be unique through the selection of modifiers. It will also enable players to customize their team through enhancements.
At the beginning of a game, the Game Master will choose a trio of cards that will determine the enemies that the players will face, the weather conditions of the game and other elements. Fortunately, each player will be able to choose three cards that will give specific bonuses to the team. While some will offer passive benefits, such as increased attack or increased ammo, others will consist of upgrades that activate under specific conditions. The appearance of specific objects can also be increased.
Now, in the event that players don’t enjoy this element of randomization and customization, Turtle Rock has revealed that Back 4 Blood will have a Classic mode. This will remove the card system to deliver a more reminiscent experience to Left 4 Dead.
While the cards they will unlock as they play are an important part of the experience, players will also need to choose their arsenal. Unlike Left 4 Dead, they will receive copper each time they complete a level. With this currency, they can buy weapons and other equipment before the start of the next act. These include healing items, ammo, grenades, and accessories. They can also get copper by exploring the levels.
¿Back 4 Blood will have ‘crossplay’?
Although Turtle Rock has not officially announced whether Back 4 Blood will have ‘crossplay’, there are reports that it will. Supposedly, this was revealed on the game’s official Discord.
What is the story about?
Like Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood it will not be focused on telling a story. However, there will be several narrative elements spread throughout the experience. During games, the protagonists will have conversations that reveal more about their lives and the world.
Back 4 Blood is set in a world where a large part of the population has died from a parasite known as the Devil worm. However, some survivors – including the protagonists – are immune to the parasite. What remains of humanity has created a group known as The Cleaners, whose job is to take down the zombies. Unlike the protagonists of Left 4 Dead, those of Back 4 Blood They are not ordinary people who seek to survive. Instead, they are seasoned exterminators looking to take down hordes of zombies to ensure humanity survives.
Who will be the protagonists of Back 4 Blood?
The four protagonists are Walker, Holly, Evangelo and Hoffman. They are all part of Los Limpiadores. Each will have their own personality and a unique secondary weapon.
Will it have dubbing in Latin Spanish?
Yes, but it is still unknown which company is doing the dubbing. While it is possible to distinguish that Salvador Reyes and Andrés García will play Walker and Hoffman, respectively, it is not known which voice actors will play the two remaining protagonists. There is also the possibility that these actors are not the definitive voices of the aforementioned characters.
What are the requirements to play Back 4 Blood and PC?
Although the official requirements of Back 4 Blood have not been revealed, those interested in getting the PC version can get an idea with the alpha test:
- SO: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5-8500 CPU @ 3.00 GHhz (6 CPU)
- Memory: 8GB of RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 770, Radeon RX 480 o mejor
This article will be updated as more information is revealed!