Back 4 Blood Preorder Guide: Beta Access, Release Date, And Editions Detailed

Back 4 Blood releases in October, and you can preorder multiple different editions now.


Back 4 Blood, Turtle Rock's spiritual successor to the beloved Left 4 Dead series, is only a few months away from release. Back 4 Blood releases on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on October 12. There are multiple editions available to preorder and in-game bonuses to secure by ordering early. Those who preorder are also guaranteed a spot in the early access beta that runs from August 5 to August 9. An open beta for everyone will run from August 12 to August 16.

It should be noted that Back 4 Blood has a free next-gen upgrade. Digital editions come with PS5/PS4 or Xbox Series X/Xbox One versions. There is only one physical edition for Xbox, but PlayStation users can pick between PS4 and PS5 copies--the PS4 version will upgrade to PS5, but not vice versa. Back 4 Blood will also be available on Game Pass at launch for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

Back 4 Blood preorder bonuses

Back 4 Blood preorder bonuses
Back 4 Blood preorder bonuses

In addition to beta access, all Back 4 Blood preorders come with the Fort Hope Elite Weapon Skin Pack, which comes with four weapon skins.

Back 4 Blood is a cooperative-focused first-person shooter. You and a squad of up to three other players are tasked with eliminating the Ridden, mutated humans who were infected by a parasite. The Ridden attack uninfected humans and have brought humanity to the brink of extinction. You play as a "Cleaner" working to, well, clean up the mess by taking out the Ridden and saving the world in the process. There will be eight Cleaners, each of whom has their own weapons and customization options. While the main campaign is designed to play with friends online, you can play through the missions solo as well. Back 4 Blood will require an online connection at all times at launch, but Turtle Rock has said it is working to support offline play post-launch. Back 4 Blood will also have a competitive multiplayer mode that pits the Cleaners against the Ridden.

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