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Does Back 4 Blood Support Cross-Play Or Cross-Progression?

Back 4 Blood is available now, so here's what you need to know about playing across various platforms with your mates.


Back 4 Blood is a spiritual successor to the co-op zombie mayhem of the Left 4 Dead series. With such an emphasis on shooting your way through zombie hordes with your mates, you may wonder how easy it will be to actually play with those friends who didn't happen to adopt your own platform of choice. The game is already out for those who purchased certain editions and launches for everyone else across Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on October 12.

Does Back 4 Blood Support Cross-Play?

In short, yes. A Back 4 Blood beta FAQ from WB Games confirms that the Back 4 Blood open beta features cross-play support, and the feature is available in the full version, as well. Whether you are on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox, you should be able to play with your friends.

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What About Cross-Progression?

Cross-play is useful if you're playing on one platform and need to connect with friends across another platform. But what if you own multiple platforms and want to be able to seamlessly hop between them? First: congratulations, moneybags. Second, sorry, there is no announced cross-progression and no indication that this is going to change in the future.

Still, the existence of a login system suggests that Turtle Rock could have the back-end ready for implementation eventually. This wouldn't be unheard of, of course, with other games like Fortnite launching without any sort of cross-progression feature and adding it later. Additionally, you can try Back 4 Blood on both PC and Xbox if you have Game Pass Ultimate, as the game is free for both platforms via the service. Pick the one you like more, and you can keep playing there without paying an extra cent.

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