How Turtle Rock Studios are reinventing the zombie co-op shooter in Back 4 Blood

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When is the open beta for back 4 blood?

The Back 4 Blood Open Beta will begin on August 12, 2021, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. Once it starts, players on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation will be able to download the game from their respective storefronts. ShacknewsBack 4 Blood Open Beta start and end dates

Will back 4 blood be on game pass?

Q: Will Back 4 Blood be available with Xbox Game Pass? A: Yes, Back 4 Blood will be available with Xbox Game Pass at launch on October 12 via Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as Windows 10 PC. For more information, visit: Xbox.com/Xbox-Game-Pass. wbgames.comBack 4 Blood Xbox Game Pass FAQ – Other WB Games

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Back 4 Blood is perhaps a little less ambitious than that. Turtle Rock heads back to its roots with a ‘spiritual successor’ to those Left 4 Dead games. Those familiar narrative-led races to the sanctuary of the safehouse and overwhelming swarms of undead (here named the Ridden) are present and correct. A selection of world-weary apocalypse survivors called Cleaners (including the Linda Hamilton-esque ‘Mom’, played by horror icon Barbara Crampton) is yours for the choosing, each with their own perks and abilities. 

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If you’ve been following gaming over the past couple of decades, you’re probably aware of Duke Nukem Forever. Yes, Duke’s follow-up to the seminal Duke Nukem 3D went through several years of development, two developers, and several fans’ tolerance levels before finally being released to middling reviews in 2011.

So, why are we talking about it? Well, during this whole nightmare, Gearbox had in the works a prequel for Duke Nukem 3D entitled Duke Nukem Begins. The game was eventually shuttered due to legal issues, but not before a trailer had been produced teasing the prequel.

Director Gregor Punchatz, who also worked as a modeler on the original Doom games and Rise of the Triad, had previously leaked bits and pieces of the trailer back in 2019, but has now uploaded the whole thing to his YouTube channel.

“In 2008, when I was working for the good folks at Janimation in Dallas Tx, we were hired by Gearbox to create a vertical slice (an animated version of what the game will look like) for the game ‘Duke Nukem Begins’, a Duke origin story,” says Punchatz. “The whole team that worked with me deserves to see this released into the wild. I hope this somehow resurrects this version of the game by showing the world how awesome it would have been…”

Given the response to DNF and Duke’s hiatus (aside from a few cameo appearances), the question of whether we’ll see everyone’s favourite alien-stomping one-liner machine again is still out there. Neil remarked in his retrospective of Duke 3D how the era of action films that Duke parodied has slipped away, leaving Duke now feeling out of place. Maybe one day we’ll get that answer.

Props to PCGamer for the heads up.

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Back 4 Blood: The first impression is promising yet not as much as Left 4 Dead

TheGamer 10 August, 2021 - 12:40pm

Back 4 Blood, the multiplayer first-person cooperative zombie shooter, coming from the same developers as of Left 4 Dead, had its Open Beta release on August 5, 2021. Turtle Rock Studios provided a glimpse at its new title, which more than captured fans' interest.

The game was officially announced on December 10, 2020, at The Game Awards 2020. Now finally, after a long wait, it will be soon launching on October 12, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platforms.

However, fans have already got a glimpse of the game after its beta release.

Been itching to slay again? Fort Hope is opening the front gates for Open Beta, August 5-9 & 12-16! Pre-order to join during Early Access. #Back4Blood pic.twitter.com/RO9lEbIPcJ

The players can get ready to experience a thrilling adventure in the game, kill the zombies, and get covered with blood till they reach the safe room. The title belongs to the same concept as Turtle Rock Studios’ 2008 survival horror game. Yet, comparing them would bring up a huge difference starting from the graphics and gameplay mechanism to the Card system.

Turtle Rock Studios has brought well-detailed graphics to Back 4 Blood, with lots of blood, changes in weather and more. This enhances the gameplay, making it more thrilling in a dark environment.

Moreover, the VFX animation and the sounds, especially while firing is what Turtle Rock Studios are good at. This holds true considering their previous works like Left 4 Dead, Evolve,Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source.

Back 4 Blood keeps the players engaged until the end with some random challenges and constant zombie attacks. However, a lot of teamwork is required to take down the Special Ridden.

The card system is what sets Back 4 Blood differently, putting players with both perks and challenges. It provides a unique experience by building a deck with active cards, to adjust a player's damage, health and strength.

In return, the AI Game Director chooses cards to customize the Ridden, weather and more. Although the players might face certain difficulties to understand the card system in Back 4 Blood, it gets understandable after a while.

Nevertheless the card system and the AI game director is what makes the game replayable and interesting. By constantly changing situations, the game offers a new experience for the players.

Moreover, the Crows will bring up a wave of zombies, when triggered. This will make the game more difficult and chaotic.

However, players may face a lot of shortages in ammo and health during looting. So it's going to make Back 4 Blood more challenging to finish off if one doesn't get the perfect loot. Another point of concern is the variation in the weapons’ strength.

The developers have brought a large variety of guns, but one bullet from any of those is enough to take down common Riddens. A shot gun, a pistol or a melee is enough to encounter them, until a Special Ridden arrives at the game.

One facet that Back 4 Blood and Left 4 Dead have in common is the Versus mode, where the players get turns to play Ridden and Cleaners alternatively.

In Back 4 Blood, the Ridden rounds are easier to last longer with great coordination, but the difficulty level rises in the Cleaners round, due to the restricted map areas. The spaces get tighter and chaotic, making it difficult to escape.

Another factor that could have made the game more thrilling is reducing the visibility range. The fog and dark atmosphere in Back 4 Blood doesn’t cut off much visibility. However, in Left 4 Dead it’s hard to predict the movement of the zombies from a long distance.

Nevertheless, both the games give an overall different experience at the end of the day. Back 4 Blood will give an engaging and thrilling ride to the players, but it might not meet the expectations of the Left 4 Dead faithful.

Having said that, fans can wait for a couple of months for the game to get released before truly cultivating their opinions.

Back 4 Blood: The first impression is promising yet not as much as Left 4 Dead

Rock Paper Shotgun 10 August, 2021 - 12:40pm

Back 4 Blood, the multiplayer first-person cooperative zombie shooter, coming from the same developers as of Left 4 Dead, had its Open Beta release on August 5, 2021. Turtle Rock Studios provided a glimpse at its new title, which more than captured fans' interest.

The game was officially announced on December 10, 2020, at The Game Awards 2020. Now finally, after a long wait, it will be soon launching on October 12, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platforms.

However, fans have already got a glimpse of the game after its beta release.

Been itching to slay again? Fort Hope is opening the front gates for Open Beta, August 5-9 & 12-16! Pre-order to join during Early Access. #Back4Blood pic.twitter.com/RO9lEbIPcJ

The players can get ready to experience a thrilling adventure in the game, kill the zombies, and get covered with blood till they reach the safe room. The title belongs to the same concept as Turtle Rock Studios’ 2008 survival horror game. Yet, comparing them would bring up a huge difference starting from the graphics and gameplay mechanism to the Card system.

Turtle Rock Studios has brought well-detailed graphics to Back 4 Blood, with lots of blood, changes in weather and more. This enhances the gameplay, making it more thrilling in a dark environment.

Moreover, the VFX animation and the sounds, especially while firing is what Turtle Rock Studios are good at. This holds true considering their previous works like Left 4 Dead, Evolve,Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source.

Back 4 Blood keeps the players engaged until the end with some random challenges and constant zombie attacks. However, a lot of teamwork is required to take down the Special Ridden.

The card system is what sets Back 4 Blood differently, putting players with both perks and challenges. It provides a unique experience by building a deck with active cards, to adjust a player's damage, health and strength.

In return, the AI Game Director chooses cards to customize the Ridden, weather and more. Although the players might face certain difficulties to understand the card system in Back 4 Blood, it gets understandable after a while.

Nevertheless the card system and the AI game director is what makes the game replayable and interesting. By constantly changing situations, the game offers a new experience for the players.

Moreover, the Crows will bring up a wave of zombies, when triggered. This will make the game more difficult and chaotic.

However, players may face a lot of shortages in ammo and health during looting. So it's going to make Back 4 Blood more challenging to finish off if one doesn't get the perfect loot. Another point of concern is the variation in the weapons’ strength.

The developers have brought a large variety of guns, but one bullet from any of those is enough to take down common Riddens. A shot gun, a pistol or a melee is enough to encounter them, until a Special Ridden arrives at the game.

One facet that Back 4 Blood and Left 4 Dead have in common is the Versus mode, where the players get turns to play Ridden and Cleaners alternatively.

In Back 4 Blood, the Ridden rounds are easier to last longer with great coordination, but the difficulty level rises in the Cleaners round, due to the restricted map areas. The spaces get tighter and chaotic, making it difficult to escape.

Another factor that could have made the game more thrilling is reducing the visibility range. The fog and dark atmosphere in Back 4 Blood doesn’t cut off much visibility. However, in Left 4 Dead it’s hard to predict the movement of the zombies from a long distance.

Nevertheless, both the games give an overall different experience at the end of the day. Back 4 Blood will give an engaging and thrilling ride to the players, but it might not meet the expectations of the Left 4 Dead faithful.

Having said that, fans can wait for a couple of months for the game to get released before truly cultivating their opinions.

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