Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros will be bringing out the successor to Left 4 Dead called Back 4 Blood in the forthcoming months.
The co-op zombie shooter has attracted a huge fanbase ever since the first edition was launched back in 2008 and took the gaming community by storm. Just 12 months later, Valve introduced Left 4 Dead 2 and there has been no further game produced since, releasing ‘The Last Stand’ downloadable content (DLC) last year.
There were plenty of whispers for some time whether or not there would be a third game produced. No official statement was ever made by Valve explaining the reasons why but stated that Left for Dead 3 (L4D3) was not something that they were working on, according to PC Gamer.
While Valve appears to have shelved their plans for a new zombie thriller, Turtle Rock appear to have taken control of this and suggested that Back 4 Blood is basically L4D3, and unapologetically walks in the footsteps of what we saw at the end of the 2000s.
Information is still limited on the details of Back 4 Blood, but we will update you accordingly as more details are revealed.
Here is everything you need to know about Back 4 Blood.
UPDATE 31st August: Those that missed out on the first beta test, and were hoping to be involved in a possible second, will be disappointed.
UPDATE 17th August: As part of the feedback from the recent technical playtest, some players were not happy with certain elements of Back 4 Blood that are hindering their gaming experience.
UPDATE 12th August: BIG NEWS! The developers of Back 4 Blood have announced gold-status.
UPDATE August 9th: Turtle Rock have made a controversial decision that might not go down well with segments of the gaming community.
UPDATE August 5th: The Open Beta got underway today and we have provided instructions on how you can get involved!
UPDATE August 3rd: Warner Bros unveiled a sneak preview of the eagerly anticipated open beta test event.
Read more: Back 4 Blood Beta: Sneak preview revealed
UPDATE July 28th: Details regarding the eagerly anticipated Back 4 Blood Beta test has been announced by the game's developers.
UPDATE July 20th: It has been rather quiet from Warner Bros but they have released a trailer displaying what PC players can expect from Back 4 Blood.
Read more: Back 4 Blood: PC Trailer revealed
UPDATE July 9th: Turtle Rock have confirmed that Back 4 Blood will be an online game no matter what mode you are playing.
This is great news for those who like to game online with friends and challenge real-life opponents.
17th June: Turtle Rock may have produced an innovative new method when it comes to handling DLCs in the gaming industry.
14th June: Back 4 Blood showcased its eagerly-awaited extended gameplay trailer at the infamous E3 expo.
Read more: Back 4 Blood: E3 Trailer Revealed
7th June: Details regarding certain aspects of the gameplay have been accidentally revealed by the Back 4 Blood developers.
Turtle Rock recently posted on Twitter stating that they want to make Back 4 Blood “the best game it can possibly be at launch.”
They revealed that the game will be hitting the shelves on 12th October 2021.
Unfortunately, nothing has been confirmed along the lines of crossplay at this time. It would be hugely surprising if Turtle Rock did not provide it. Whether they have the gaming capacity to do so - remains to be determined.
The first Back 4 Blood showcase showcased a 30-minute snippet of what fans of the franchise can expect from the latest zombie-slaying chapter, which showed a well-balanced and vast combination of playable characters, environments and combat animations.
There are plenty of similarities between Left 4 Dead and Back 4 Blood which fans will certainly appreciate - but have added in an interesting new card system that appears to take charge of character perks and other gaming benefits.
Up to four players can feature in online co-op, while as many as eight and take part in PVP, with AI teammates also available during the solo campaign.
From a glance, it appears that Turtle Rock have stuck with some of the features that fans loved while adding to them with some interesting new content. It will be interesting to see if those features make the final game on launch.
Turtle Rock and Bethesda finally revealed what they have been working on with a more detailed trailer ahead of the game's 12th October 2021 release date.
Here is the full trailer shared on Xbox's YouTube channel:
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