Back 4 Blood Open Beta Slays In Early August

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Back 4 Blood

If you’ve been looking forward to Back 4 Blood, you’re not alone. This co-op survival title, a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, looks like a blast. If you can’t wait until the game’s October 12th, you may be in luck.

An Open Beta will be running in early August. There will be two periods, with the first being available only to those who preorder or otherwise gain early access. That runs from August 5th until the 9th. Then on August 12th an open period will open which will be available until August 16th.

Back 4 Blood

The development team at Turtle Rock Studios aren’t just one of the many trying to cash in on the lack of a Left 4 Dead 3. They are the refounded Valve South, the makers of the original game. They split off from Valve back in 2010 and are back to making the games they made their name on. Valve retained the Left 4 Dead series, which is how that series’ second game came about. They haven’t made a sequel since however and many will consider this the true Left 4 Dead 3, in all but name.

Back 4 Blood launches October 12th on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Game Pass subscribers will be able to play it day one. If it sounds like a zombie killing good time, check out a trailer below.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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