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 missing feature will be added next month as Turtle Rock Studios confirms it'll be part of a title update next month. A new roadmap also details other bits of content coming to the online zombie shooter.
Before offline single player progression arrives, this month will house patches containing bug fixes and general quality of life improvements. Then the aforementioned update arrives in December alongside a Christmas event, new supply lines, new Cards, and a new Card type. Looking ahead to next year, there'll be a new difficulty level, more player and corruption Cards, another co-op mode, an update to melee weapons, and further quality of life enhancements.
If you bought the Annual Pass with the base game, then the first big expansion is also slated for 2022. Titled Tunnels of Terror, it'll be the first of three pieces of DLC to launch next year. Those will release along with new characters to play as and new zombies to gun down, more weapons, Cards, and exclusive skins.
Our Back 4 Blood PS5 review awarded the game an impressive 8/10 rating last month, praising its level and encounter design and deck building mechanics. "It's just a lot of fun blowing Ridden heads off or smashing them with a baseball bat like a watermelon in an anime beach episode. It doesn't really deliver a compelling experience solo – the bots are just a touch too stupid for that – but Back 4 Blood ought to become a multiplayer fixture for the rest of the generation to come." At least it'll be worthwhile playing on your own offline from next month.
Have you been playing much of Back 4 Blood? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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i just don't get why they even bothered to offer offline play if there was not any progress tied to it.
just make it 100% online only instead of trying to lure in some unsuspecting people with the elusion of a solo mode that get's you nothing.
i know that it was always marketed as a online game but still. adding a solo mode without progress sounds fishy to me.
Welp, don't know what was inappropriate about me saying that the game will (sadly) d** (maybe dea** is innapropriate, sorry I guess).
On topic, so that this second comment doesn't get deleted:
Really exited to see the new builds with these new cards.
Edit: I'm dumb, see reply below.
@lolwhatno Your comment was fine until you made the edit, which you conveniently haven't mentioned in your second post.
@LiamCroft Scratching my head for 2 minutes to remember what I said in the edit, lol my mind is slow (typing as I think).
OH "they should fire x dude for doing y thing", right. I'm pretty sure people before me said this type of things on other articles (I assumed it was fine, won't hurt anybody after all. Sorry about the unwanted toxic comment).
Thank goodness for that! I will play again once single player progress is patched in.
This game is great if you can find 3 other people that actually have an idea what to do instead of always finding 2 or 3 that just deliberatly sabotage others games..i play with my mate and its awesome fun..open that lobby up though and that other special ridden (the tosser) appears to hinder your progress..
The absence of solo progression from the outset was ridiculous. It should have been there from the start, and I bet many people who wanted to play it solo, but gave up on the game because of its absence, will not ever return to the game. Twas a big mistake...
I really hope they add split screen at some point. Same with Vanguard zombies. I know people expect these games to be super pretty but I’d take a hit to the graphics if I could play zombies with my sister.
@BoldAndBrash LOL, It was a honest mistake, sorry. Liamcroft put me back in my place tho.
@LookinLikeMagic I'm with you, split-screen just multiplies the fun 10 folds.
Really excited for that new difficulty level. Veteran is really really hard. I barely beat Act 1 on it with my brother, and it was kinda really stressful.
Definitely wouldn't have been able to do that without cards like Money Grubber, Down in Front, Inspiring Sacrifice, and Admin Reload. Especially Money Grubber. I'd love to earn more supply points without try harding all the time.
@Constable_What Bold of you to assume it's not "ultra nightmare".
Love the game. needs split screen for sure and also a shorter playthrough "dungeon" type PvP mode where you progress through a short to medium length "dungeon". 4v4.. something like that. Whoever wins gets skins or cards or something.
@lolwhatno No please no. Lmao
Love it when devs have to ad incredibly obvious things in games that should have been in the game at launch. It's such a ridiculous example of pointlessly gatekeeping the way people play their game too.
I'm warming to this game a lot more than when i played the beta but that final stage in chapter 1 with the big boat that you have to eventually blow up seems almost cruel to complete with the time you have to escape.
This game is a con because before i purchased it the game stated it was single player as well and it isn't,if it stated that i would not have purchased it because i.only like single player games.
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