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Back 4 Blood Dev On PVP, Microtransactions, and Beta

When I first got my hands on Back 4 Blood back in 2020, it became instantly clear from the closed-alpha that the developers behind the original Left 4 Dead hadn’t lost their touch. The new co-op zombie shooter hit many of the highs of the Valve-published title while adding a new layer of strategy through its intriguing card system and intuitive enemy AI Director. But while the L4D like experience seemed to be coming together, it wasn’t clear what the full package was going to be ahead of its October 12 release date.

The picture has become much clearer after developer Turtle Rock Studios’ showcase of its new zombie-slayer, giving fans a look at the new Swarm PvEvP mode. Teams of four will square off against one another with one team compiled of the human cleaners versus the player-controlled undead ridden. 

To found out more, we went right to the source. Join Liana and Stadnik as they sit down with Matt O’Driscoll, the lead producer at Turtle Rock Studios! We discuss some of the big talking points surrounding the game, including the team’s approach to the newly-announced versus mode, whether or not players will have to pay for cards and characters, and how fans will be able to participate in Back 4 Blood’s beta, dropping on August 5, 2021.

After Turtle Rock’s test in the fall, fans won’t have long to wait for Back 4 Blood as Turtle Rock’s latest game releases October 12 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC!

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