A spiritual successor to Valve’s Left 4 Dead franchise, the Back 4 Blood open beta will kick off on August 5, before its full release on October 12 for PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4. However, you’ll need to pre-order the game to be able to access the beta testing phase.
A zillion zombies
A new boss was also revealed with a brief new look at gameplay during the showcase:
The ‘Breaker’ is a huge, rock-like zombie with glowing hotspots, able to leap around maps and cause havoc to your crew of survivors. There is also a shot of a truly gigantic, frog-like monster at the end of the trailer – though it’s a pre-rendered scene, so we can’t be sure yet if you’ll actually get to face off against it.
Left 4 Dead fans have been waiting for a new game ever since Left 4 Dead 2 released way back in 2009. Back 4 Blood, built by a team of developers that worked on that hallowed franchise, looks set to scratch that itch.