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Back 4 Blood's Closed PC Alpha Test Now Available, But Only For A Short Time

You have until December 21 to register and potentially get to play Turtle Rock Studios' newest zombie game.


We got a first look at Back 4 Blood, Turtle Rock Studios' next zombie game after Left 4 Dead, at The Game Awards. Now, you can sign up for and experience the game's closed PC alpha test until December 21. Go to Back 4 Blood's website for registration instructions. Note that registration does not guarantee access and operates on a first come, first served basis. See the end of the article for minimum PC spec requirements.

If you miss this closed PC alpha test, you will likely have another chance to play Back 4 Blood before launch. Turtle Rock Studios stated in its Back 4 Blood FAQ, "...stay tuned for more opportunities to play the game in the future."

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Now Playing: Back 4 Blood: First Look At The Left 4 Dead Successor

Back 4 Blood is a four-player cooperative game set in a zombie apocalypse. You play as Cleaners, a group of humans, fighting against zombie-like creatures called the Ridden. The game also includes a competitive multiplayer feature, and participants can play in an online PvP that supports up to eight players. Teams can take turns playing as both the Cleaners and the evil Ridden.

GameSpot editor Phil Hornshaw and video producer Jean-Luc Seipke tested out a campaign level in Back 4 Blood's closed alpha test. They noted the similarities between Back 4 Blood and Left 4 Dead and the changes Turtle Rock put in, like the progression system that powers up the whole team and adds more replayability to campaigns. For the full info on their thoughts, watch the video above or read Hornshaw's write up about his experience with Back 4 Blood's closed PC alpha test.

Back 4 Blood will launch on June 22, 2021 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Minimum requirements for playing Back 4 Blood's closed PC alpha test:

  • CPU
    • Intel Core i5-8500 CPU @ 3.00 GHhz (6 CPUs)
    • 8GB RAM
  • Video Cards: GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon RX 480 or higher
  • OS: Windows 10

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