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I loved Left 4 Dead (2008) from the moment the first horde and Tank attacked me. And I’ve played both L4D and L4D2 including many mods and community-created campaigns until this day.
So when I heard that the team behind L4D had a new game coming out I couldn’t wait to try it out.
And it’s clear from the start that Back 4 Blood is a spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead franchise with you playing a character in a four-person team against hordes of zombies.
But a lot of things in gaming have changed since L4D hit the markets in 2008, and one of those things that gamers expect to see more now is crossplay between the different platforms.
So is Back 4 Blood cross platform? And what about cross generation and cross progression?
Gather your team and let’s hunt down some zombies for the answer.
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What is Back 4 Blood. – A quick overview.
- Game Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
- Game Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Genre: First-person shooter, co-op, survival horror
Back 4 Blood (aka B4B) is a multiplayer first-person shooter that was developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Back 4 Blood was released October 12, 2021, and it’s available on many platforms such as PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series consoles.
The plot of Back 4 Blood is pretty simple, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t fun.
You’ll be fighting zombie-like creatures after a worldwide outbreak occurred. The outbreak happened because of humans being exposed to an unusual parasite.
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This has caused the majority of humanity to be turned into “Ridden,” and the world is now in a post-apocalyptic state.
You’ll be one of a group of veterans known as the Cleaners. These experts come together to take care of the Ridden and help people to survive in this world.
As of now, there are eight characters that players can choose from. You’ll be able to learn more about the story as you play the game and learn more about the various characters.
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For the most part, Back 4 Blood plays very much the same way as Left 4 Dead. The game does have its own distinct feeling, but the game modes in this title are similar to those that can be found in the L4D titles.
You’ll be able to take on levels as one member of a four-person team. Levels can be played online, and this means that you can team up with three of your friends to take on the Ridden.
There’s also a four-on-four PvP mode that you can play online. You’ll note some differences in this game when compared to the Left 4 Dead titles of the past.
For example, this title has cards that you can choose at the start of each level that will modify the gameplay in specific ways.
The AI Director can also use cards on the players, and this can make things tougher by spawning more enemies or even creating a fog that makes it tough to see in certain areas.
What platforms are Back 4 Blood available for?
Back 4 Blood is available for:
- PC (Microsoft Windows)
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
- PlayStation 4 (PS4)
- PlayStation 5 (PS5)
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Is Back 4 Blood cross-platform between PC and Xbox?
Yes, Back 4 Blood is cross platform between PC and Xbox too. That means that if you’re on PC you can crossplay B4B together with friends on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and vice versa!
Is Back 4 Blood cross platform between PC and PlayStation?
Yes, Back 4 Blood is cross platform between PC and PlayStation. That means that if you’re on PC you can crossplay B4B together with friends on both PS4 and PS5 and vice versa!
Is Back 4 Blood cross platform between Xbox and PlayStation?
Yes, Back 4 Blood is cross platform between PC and PlayStation. That means that if you’re on PS4 or PS5 you can crossplay B4B together with friends on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and vice versa!
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Summary: Is Back 4 Blood cross platform in 2022?
Good news zombie slayers! Back 4 Blood is a true cross platform and cross-gen game, which means that that you can crossplay B4B with friends on PC, Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5.
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Back 4 Blood FAQ:
Here are the answers to some other frequently asked questions about Back 4 Blood:
Is Back 4 Blood free on Game Pass?
Yes, at the time of writing this, Back 4 Blood is free on Game Pass Ultimate.
How do I enable crossplay in Back 4 Blood?
To enable crossplay in B4B follow these simple steps:
- Open the Play Menu in the Fort Hope lobby
- Navigate to and click on Matchmaking Preferences
- Toggle crossplay on or off at the bottom of the list of options.
Does Back 4 Blood support cross progression?
Back 4 Blood supports cross progression within the same platform system only. That means that cross-progression (aka cross save) is only supported fx between PS4 and PS5, but not between PlayStation and Xbox.
This also means that Back 4 Blood doesn’t support cross-progression between Steam and Game Pass/Microsoft ecosystem.
Does Back 4 Blood have split-screen?
No, unfortunately, B4B doesn’t have a split-screen mode. That means that there’s no couch co-op available even on console.
Can I create a private lobby in Back 4 Blood?
Yes, if you don’t want to play with random strangers, you can create a private lobby under the Matchmaking Preferences from the game lobby.