Back 4 Blood release date, cross-play, beta, trailers and characters

Back 4 Blood is a cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. The game will see you clear hordes of undead with up to three friends or AI-controlled teammates, and will be available on both PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as last-gen consoles and PC.

The game was supposed to launch on June 22, 2021, but has been postponed to October. Here’s everything you need to know about Turtle Rock Studios’ upcoming shooter.

Previous 4 Bloods: Cut to the Chase

  • What is this? A Co-Operative First-Person Shooter by Turtle Rock Studios
  • When is it out? 12 October 2021
  • Where can I play it? PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC

back 4 blood release date and price

Back 4 Blood will release on October 12, 2021. The game will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles and PC.

Back 4 Blood will cost $59.99 / £59.99 / AU$79.99 for the Standard Edition of the game, $89.99 / £79.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and $99.99 / £89.99 for the Ultimate Edition. Pricing will vary depending on your region.

Behind 4 Blood Trailer Trailer

Want to watch all Back 4 Bloods trailers in one place? We have implemented all the video of the game below for your enjoyment.

Back 4 Blood – Extended Gameplay Demo
Turtle Rock Studios shared an extended gameplay demo of Back 4 Blood. We see Cleaner Walker, Hoffman, Holly and Evangelo fight through a massive Raiden attack.

Back 4 Blood – Meet the Cleaner Trailer
Want to know who you’ll be playing as in Back 4 Blood? Watch the Cleaner trailer below which introduces the eight characters to the game.

Back 4 Blood – Card System Trailer
Deal, Slay, Earn and Replay: Back 4 Blood has a new card system that players can look forward to. Watch the trailer below that explains the game’s card system in detail, and how it affects each playthrough.

Back 4 Blood Gameplay Showcase
Turtle Rock Studios’ gameplay was first shown on December 17, 2020. In the trailer below, you can watch the livestream featuring developer commentary and how the game plays out.

Back 4 Blood – Show Trailer
A good cinematic teaser trailer is loved by all. Check Back 4 Bloods which premiered on December 11, 2020.

Back 4 Blood – Gameplay Demo
This short gameplay demo from Back 4 Blood gives you a glimpse of the type of zombie-filled mayhem that awaits players when the game’s release in October.

Back 4 Blood Gameplay and Story

Back 4 Blood puts you in the shoes of one of eight customizable ‘Cleaners’, a group of sinister giants who band together to fight against a horrific outbreak that has killed either humanity Or have infected most of humanity.

You’ll need to fight against parasite-infested devils known as Raiden, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes that will require different strategies to overcome. The game can be played alone or with up to three friends, online or with AI-controlled teammates, and includes a co-op story campaign.

Back 4 Blood also has a 4v4 PvP mode where you can play as Cleaner or Ride. Both sides come with unique weapons and abilities, which should make for some interesting gameplay encounters.

Developer Turtle Rock Studios also claims that Back 4 Blood has “extreme replayability”, as no playthrough is the same due to the changing environment, threats, and enemy type placement. The game’s dynamic ‘Game Director’ ensures that there will be plenty of variety and tough armies of Raiden to deal with as you play.

The game’s rogue-lite card system will also create new experiences as you play: You can jump right in with a pre-built deck, or dive into Back 4 Blood’s vast customization options.

back 4 blood characters

Known as the Cleaner, Back 4 Blood features eight customizable characters, all of whom have their own strengths and abilities. Let’s meet the liberal party tasked with getting rid of Ride.

Spawn ammo with kill
– +1 Offensive Item Slot
– Increases team ammo capacity

Howard Robert Hoffman was probably most prepared for the apocalypse. An avid prepper and conspiracy theorist, Hoffman managed to survive as the world fell into chaos, but now he’s ready to put his skills to good use.

– Increases precision hitting accuracy
– increased damage
– Increase team health

Eliza Walker is a former Army Ranger and as a result a highly skilled fighter. Although he is a man of few words, Walker’s commitment to fighting means he commands respect among his fellow sweepers.

Heals low health companions even without items
– Increase in medical efficiency
– Increased team trauma resistance

Known as ‘Doctor’, this sweeper sacrificed his social life to make a career in the field of medicine. That means he’s one hell of a doctor, even if his bedsides leave a little to be desired. What’s more, she’s more than capable with a weapon in her hand, which makes her the ideal teammate when facing Ride.

– instantly revived
– +1 support list
– +1 team extra life

Mom never shies away from a challenge and takes on new responsibility as the apocalypse hits. Outspoken and strong-willed, she sets out for revenge after losing her son.

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– Recover stamina with kills
– Increased damage resistance
– Increase team stamina

Holly Forester is extremely flexible and great at boosting the morale of the team. She is known as the glue that holds the Cleaners together, and is seen as a bright light in the darkness of the apocalypse.


– can get out of the grip
– Stamina Regen
– Increase team speed

Evangelo is the youngest member of the Cleaners, but that doesn’t mean he can’t restrain himself from fighting. While her nerves may show from being overly talkative, she is eager to prove that she has what it takes to be part of the team.


– Can feel the dangers –
+1 quick inventory –
+1 team uses momentum

Carly’s allegiance hasn’t always been clear, but Raiden’s rise has helped her choose a side. Carly is determined to help the rest of the survivors, but isn’t likely to become best friends with anyone anytime soon.


– Increases precision kill damage
– +1 target down sight speed
– Increased team weak spot damage

A veteran hunter, Jim also has a military background. This means that it is well equipped to handle the ride and take any kind of infection. A dependable cleaner, Jim is exactly the type of person you want by your side during an outbreak.

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Behind 4 Bloody Enemies

There will be eight types of Raiden to survive in Back 4 Blood, each of which poses a unique threat to you and your squad. Here’s a roundup of the disfigured nasties you’ll need to tackle in Back 4 Blood.


When excited, The Snicker will let out a deaf squeak, revealing a new crowd of rides. Shut it down before you yell, or you might regret it.

tall boy

An intimidating scene, Tallboy pursues his victims, but can quickly close the gap by moving fast. If the tallboy gets close enough, watch out for his huge club-like arm as it will try to crush you and your team. Aim at its weak spot, the shoulder, before it can take a swing.


You’ll probably smell this stinker before you see it. Riker is a large but slow-moving enemy who explodes to death. Just make sure you keep your distance before you fly, as Riker will blow players back and cover you in sticky pus.

You have to make up your own mind when the stinger appears. This rider can cross many surfaces and clings to the shadows. If it manages to pin you down with your cuff (gross), you’ll need to take out a teammate or use a breakout card.

We’ll update this section as more rides are announced.

Back 4 Blood News

new boss named breaker
Back 4 Bloods showed off a new Raiden at the Summer Game Fest show called the Breaker, a giant rock-like zombie with glowing hotspots. Breaker can jump around the map and cause mayhem, so make sure you fire and move if you want to survive.

summer sports festival
We’re going to get more Back 4 Bloods news at this year’s Summer Game Fest show, which focuses on the game’s PvP mode.

Showcase takes place on June 13th at 2PM PT/10PM BST/7PMAEST and we should get another look at the survival game in action.

Will there be cross-play in Back 4 Blood?

Turtle Rock hasn’t confirmed whether cross-play will be included in Back 4 Bloods, but the developer has reportedly confirmed cross-platform support on its official Discord (via Gamewatcher).

The cross-play support would be a great addition to Back 4 Blood, as the player base won’t be unnecessarily segregated by platforms and will ensure that the game will always have a healthy amount of players.

When is Back 4 Blood Beta?

Turtle Rock has revealed that the game has an open beta on August 12th ahead of its October 12th release. Those who pre-order the game can go ahead and play the beta before August 5.

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