Back 4 Blood open beta details revealed

A new trailer for Back 4 Blood has been released showing what’s in store for us in the open beta.

The latest aspect of Back 4 Blood’s open beta is the PvP mode, called “Swarm”, which pits two squads of four against each other in a best-of-three series that alternates between the infected Ridden and the human Cleaners . The beta contains two maps for this mode and shows six different Ridden variants: the Bruiser, Retch, Hocker, Exploder, Crusher and Stinger.

While Swarm Mode will be the centerpiece of new content in the open beta, it will also show off new campaign content, a new Cleaner to play as, two co-op maps, and Fort Hope’s communal hub. It looks like the beta will touch almost every aspect of the final game to some degree.

Back 4 Blood is sort of a homecoming for Turtle Rock Studios, as it’s a return to the mode that put them on the map with Left 4 Dead. The squad-based competitive campaigns represent some of the best multiplayer experiences when the games were released, so when they try to see a spiritual successor, people are understandably excited.

The open beta will be available on August 5 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC for those who pre-ordered the game and will run until August 9. step into the open beta via the Back 4 Blood website when it runs from August 12-16. The beta supports cross-play and cross-gen. The full game will be released on October 12 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.