The Game Pass promises a spectacular end to the year. While the new generation took a few months to get off the ground, it looks like we won’t have to wait long to get the most out of it. One of the most anticipated titles is without a doubt Back 4 Blood, the new cooperative shooter of Rock Turtle. The creators of the acclaimed series Left for dead succeeded in captivating us in their time with these hordes of infected, and now they have returned to the charge of the hand of Warner Bros games
The past August 5 to 9, we were able to test the closed beta of Back 4 Bloodin the new and old generation, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. There are nuances to be taken into account, and also some news regarding the Left for dead, but its playable basis is ultimately the same. We will tell you about it below.
Back 4 Blood is the evolution of Left 4 Dead
As expected, the great asset of Back 4 Blood, turns out to be Left for dead, but with more speed. Something that certainly seems to have achieved. Turtle Rock’s new work allowed us to play a full act in this closed beta, on top of that we also got to enjoy its PvP mode. In both cases, it should be noted that Back 4 Blood It’s a game that has prepared us for endless hours to crush the infected.
First of all, we must emphasize that before starting any type of game we will be in the camp. A sort of camp that will act as a lobby, and this will allow us to select the game mode and find our friends. In addition to that, we can test different weapons and interact with one of the main novelties of this title, the letters. This new feature is here to stay and give it greater playable depth than what we found in the Mythic Left for dead. Although at first it can be a bit confusing, after a few campaign missions you will get to work.
Are cards they allow the player to enjoy a series of advantages each time he performs one of the two acts. These are very diverse and offer us a large number of improvements depending on the character we are wearing. It should be noted that this card system is also present in its PvP mode, although in this mode we will use already preconceived archetypes to avoid disadvantages between players.
Likewise, another of the features that caught our attention the most is the possibility of upgrading the weapons during the game. As we move from one shelter to another, the game will offer us the possibility of ” get both money and different items and accessories for our weapons. This includes silencers with different sights, butts or types of ammunition.
A new threat
As always, one of the main attractions of this type of title is the different enemies that we will meet along the way. Already if, the game has a multitude of enemies on the screen, which would be the most common. We are talking about those who present an almost human appearance, with a standardized design. Normally we will find them in large groups and at some specific points we will activate their appearance as hordes. It’s finally the funniest thing about Back 4 Blood, and that’s what we fell in love with Left for dead at his time.
Among the various bosses and prominent infected that we will have to face in Back 4 Blood, we will have up to eight different creatures. At the moment, they are not fully known. We will have to wait until we have the full game to discover them all, but for now we have already been able to suffer with Four of them.
the Stinking This is one of the biggest and at the same time nasty, because they are big and slow, but although they are easy to hit with weapons, they play one last trick before they die. After defeating them, you need to escape as much as possible, because by exploding, they can bring down the exterminators and leave a sticky trail of pus that covers them completely.
the Alert launcher He is apparently easy to get around, but his role is somewhat different from the aggressive attitude shown by others. In this case, the rapporteur issues a howling thunder when threatened, it will alert a nearby horde to pursue us. In reference to Punching machineHe is one of the most elusive of the infected, able to hide in the shadows and climb on various surfaces. To attack us uses his powerful saliva, with which we are trapped and immobilized. If we are careless, we will have to ask our companions for help or use a letter of release.
Finally we have the Grandullon. Of course, we do not rule out that there are other large infected, but for the moment this one and the Stinky are the ones with the largest dimensions. The latter uses the strength of his gigantic arm, which he pushes above his head to strike us, as if it were a cane. Otherwise, if he’s not close enough, Big Guy can also try to hurt us with powerful lunges. Its weak point? shoulders.
Back 4 Blood offers a very promising multiplayer
During this closed beta of Back 4 Blood we were able to enjoy some very fun game modes. One of the axes of the game will be the campaign, which can be enjoyed in co-op for up to four players. As I said before, it was the base that made Left for dead, be able to play with friends against hordes and hordes of infected. Pure frenzy and action to devote a good number of hours But the thing does not end there, and is that his PVP is another of the interesting bets of Back 4 Blood for your beta.
This new PVP mode allows 4 other players to play, but with a totally different approach to that of the cooperative campaign. With this mode we have the right to put ourselves in the place of the exterminators, but also of the infected. Hero or villain. As you can imagine, playing the exterminators, we will have to survive as long as possible and use our arsenal intelligently. On the other hand, if we are playing infected, our main weapon will be brute force, as well as the special abilities of our creature.
Infected camps and exterminator camps have their own characteristics, so that none of us are at a disadvantage. There are special abilities, exclusive weapons and other qualities with which to face the enemy. It also makes sense to think that over time more and more news will be included in this mode and others, although for now we can assure you that it is the most fun and the most. more addicting.