The name alone reveals that Back 4 Blood is not the continuation of the Left 4 Dead series. Still, fans of the zombie co-op genre don’t expect much less than that. At least for the release, the game mode, which is partly responsible for the success of Left 4 Dead, is definitely missing.

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The closed beta for the zombie co-op game ran last weekend Back 4 Blood from developer Turtle Rock Studios and gamers were able to try out the PVP mode for the first time. Back 4 Blood is not an official successor to Left 4 Dead, but the gameplay is so similar that the comparison is inevitable and due to the fact that Turtle Rock Studios has developed Left 4 Dead 1, it is almost inevitable.

Back 4 Blood has no known Versus mode

In Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 that was Versus-Modus the most popular mode for many players. As in the campaign, four survivors complete the individual levels, only four other players slip into the roles of special zombies and attack the survivors. Because of this PVP aspect, the campaign got one high replayability and pleased thanks enable (Modding) -Community the fans today.

Back 4 Blood’s closed beta was a huge hit on Steam:

In the closed beta, a PVP mode of Back 4 Blood could be alluded to, but that was what it was not about the well-known versus mode. There won’t be that in Back 4 Blood for the time being. This information comes from Chris Ashton, the creative director of Turtle Rock Studios, via Turtle Rock Studios’ official Discord channel (Source: Discord). At first it was just a direct answer to a player’s request, but now the FAQ also states that No versus mode is currently planned for Back 4 Blood.

Back 4 Blood is not a direct successor to Left 4 Dead

The basic game principle still follows the formula of Left 4 Dead, but Back 4 Blood also goes its own way. For the replay value of the campaign, for example Deck of cards feature care for. Players can unlock cards with different buffs and bonuses and combine them into decks so that they can build their own “classes” and thus provide variety.

From the August 12 to August 16, 2021 finds one open beta held, which players can take part in on the PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One platforms. Back 4 Blood should be on October 12, 2021 appear for the platforms mentioned.