Back 4 Blood News
Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 FPS Game of 2021
Loop the loop
In what feels like a bit of an off-year for the FPS genre, the field of nominees for this year's instalment of the best PS5, PS4 FPS game of 2021 doesn't feel quite as strong. Nevertheless, we've still whittled down the best of the best to a top four. Selected by the Push Square editorial team, these are our picks for the best...
News Tencent Buys Back 4 Blood Developer Turtle Rock Studios
Once bitten, twice shy
Chinese juggernaut Tencent has purchased Slamfire, the parent company of Back 4 Blood developer Turtle Rock Studios. This means that the team will become part of the conglomerate, while retaining its “independent operations” in Lake Forest, California. The studio will continue to be fronted by co-founders Phil Robb and...
News Back 4 Blood Is Still Harder Than Intended, Developer Working On It
Difficulty tweaks incoming
If you've been spending any time on Turtle Rock's co-op zombie survival game Back 4 Blood, you might have noticed it's a surprisingly tough shooter. As it so happens, the difficulty is actually higher than intended, and the studio is working to get the level of challenge back on track. While some updates for the game have...
News Back 4 Blood Offline Single Player Progression Coming Next Month
More content detailed in roadmap
Probably the worst thing about Back 4 Blood at launch is the lack of progression when you're playing alone offline. The game isn't designed to be played that way, promoting online matchmaking whenever it can, but the option to still make some progress when you're on your lonesome would have been nice. Thankfully, the...
News Back 4 Blood Goes Gold Ahead of October Release Date, Open Beta Begins
Co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood looks set to hit its 12th October release date, as developer Turtle Rock and publisher Warner Bros. have confirmed that the game's gone gold. For those who might not know, that means the product's ready to ship, with core development having been completed. Back 4 Blood enjoyed a popular beta last weekend,...
Hands On Back 4 Blood Wears Its Inspiration with Pride
Counter Strike x Left 4 Dead x Cards
Back 4 Blood could be a video game adaptation of the classic Avengers: Age of Ultron quote: "Fine, I'll do it myself." With countless villains failing to put an end to the superhero task force, Thanos takes it upon himself to show them how it's done. And after a long list of Left 4 Dead clones fell short of...
News Back 4 Blood Open Beta Shuffles onto PS5, PS4 Next Month with Early Access for Pre-Orders
Start playing from 5th August
Turtle Rock's upcoming co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood is essentially a new Left 4 Dead game, which is okay from where we're sitting. Over-the-top undead-slaying action is the order of the day, with up for four players working together to fend off the horde. If you're looking for something relatively mindless to play,...
News Back 4 Blood Requires Just One Person in Your Party to Buy DLC
"No separation. No exclusion. No split."
We all went through those years during the PlayStation 3 generation where multiplayer titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 split their player bases by charging for map packs. It meant you were kicked from playlists when those battle arenas were rotated in and friends couldn't play together if they...
News Back 4 Blood Open Beta Begins This August, Cross-Play Enabled
Play with everyone
The Left 4 Dead spiritual successor from Turtle Rock Studios Back 4 Blood will be treated to an open beta on almost every platform starting 12th August 2021. With cross-play and cross-gen support both enabled, PlayStation 5 and PS4 players can team up with friends on other platforms. There is a period of early access tied to the...
News Back 4 Blood Trailer Introduces Its Characters and Infected Horde
Meet the Cleaners
Playing Back 4 Blood next month sounds like such an exciting prospect, so with a recent delay pushing the game back to October, it's trailers such as this one that help to remind us the longer wait should be worth it. Turtle Rock Studios has today chosen to introduce us to the roster of characters you'll be able to play as, as well...
News Back 4 Blood Delays Zombie Killing Action to October
Open beta this summer
Turtle Rock Studios has made the difficult decision to delay Back 4 Blood until 12th October 2021 on both PlayStation 5 and PS4. The game, originally scheduled to hit both platforms this June, needs more time for it to become "the best game it possibly can be at launch". The developer will instead use those summer months to run...
News Back4Blood Is Basically a New Left4Dead Game from Turtle Rock Studios
Coming to PS5 and PS4
Have you been craving a straight-up, zombie-murdering coo-op game? Turtle Rock Studios certainly loves them. The creator of the beloved Left4Dead series — oh, and Evolve — is busy crafting a brand new zombie shoot 'em up, and it's called Back4Blood. Coming to both PlayStation 5 and PS4, the game is looking like a classic...