Back 4 Blood

Wait what? Did our very own @Jason_McMaster do some motion capture for this game?

Some kind of unholy McMaster/Dan Aykroyd hybrid. I can dig it.

They actually used the “Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering…” intro.

I want to know more about this offensive item slot!

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I’d pay real money for a Francis DLC.

“I don’t hate vests.”

Yeah, wish there was one of these but without that awful narration.

So this has no multiplayer like L4D? A big deal if you can’t play the monsters.

From the FAQ:

Q: What kind of multiplayer modes will Back 4 Blood have?

A: Back 4 Blood will support up to 4 players in online co-op and 8 players in PvP.

They need to get a PvP video up, I didn’t think the game had that mode.

Same here, the Director is cool and all but we know where the fun really lies.

Same here - the game looks awesome and I’m already super looking forward to it…only to now find out it also has a PvP mode? Sweet!

They still have plenty of time before release so I guess they’ll reveal more about that later on (unless they have already and I missed the video walkthroughs somewhere?)

Interesting big bad reveal at the end of that trailer!

@Houngan looks like they’re doing a PvP showcase at E3.

We also got another @Jason_McMaster cameo!

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Could be a day one Game Pass release:

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My heart can’t take such news! But I’ll probably end up supporting the dev’s on this one with a Steam buy in of the ultimate edition.

Aw yeah!

It looks fun, but pretty similar to L4D2. Even in graphics

It looks like they’re doing a good job moving it on from L4D2 mechanically, obviously with the card system mixing things up on top of the AI director, but with classes/character-specific boons and specifically variants and mutations within each ‘Ridden’ class/special infected. That looks really interesting from a PvP point of view. Weapon attachments/mods seem like a neat and intuitive addition too. You can definitely see the third-person monster combat in Evolve peeking through here, as well as the meatier looking chunky-boi monsters.

No announcement on campaign versus yet unfortunately (just ‘Swarm’), but depending on the size of the PvP maps and the Cleaner economy (healing, ammo) hopefully there will be plenty of moving around and hunkering down in different places as you grab supplies (a bit like the scavenge finales in L4D). We’ll see.

My guess is campaign versus will come later on. Evolve Stage 2 introduced an arena mode which cut out all the running around in favour of a straight-up best-of-three fight, a bit like Doom Eternal’s 2v1 MP. I really enjoyed both of those so I’m sure a 4v4 survival horde mode with friends will be a blast still.

Someone said in the comments:

‘Guys yes there is a versus mode , they actually leaked this 4 months ago this is PvP mode not campaign versus’

So here’s hoping!

This is certainly interesting:

IN PVE, IF YOUR PARTY LEADER OWNS A PAID CONTENT DROP, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY THAT CONTENT WITH THEM — INCLUDING MAPS, GAMEPLAY AND CAMPAIGN.

No separation. No exclusion. No split.