This month, Back 4 Blood, the follow-up game developed by Turtle Rock Studios to the popular Left 4 Dead series of co-operative zombie shooters, will get a new downloadable content pack (DLC) that will include a new character, a new storyline, and cosmetics to hunt down. If you are looking forward to the DLC and want to pass the time, or if you have not yet jumped aboard and would want to have a look back at the classics, here are five modifications to keep you occupied until the DLC is released.
Due to the fact that the marketing for Back 4 Blood practically said that the game was going to be a spiritual successor to the popular Left 4 Dead series, many people were naturally enthusiastic when the game first started making the rounds. Because zombie apocalypse video games created by Valve are widely regarded as some of the very greatest in the history of the medium, it was only natural that a lot of people leaped at the opportunity to experience Turtle Rock Studio’s forthcoming cooperative shoot-em-up. However, many people believed that it was missing in various ways, with the game’s difficulty increase being one of the greatest accusations levelled against it. Back 4 Blood’s latest update includes a more difficult difficulty option, despite the fact that the developer has made efforts to make the game more balanced.
It’s possible that anybody who is still playing Back 4 Blood has already spotted the very major patch for April that has been rolling out lately. The Tunnels of Terror update includes a lot of new material as well as some changes, the most notable of which is the addition of a new feature called Ridden Hives. The newest update adds valuables that are guarded and hidden in subterranean labyrinthine lairs. The objective for players is to locate these treasures so that they may progress through the new obstacles.
The No Hope difficulty option is another noteworthy addition that was included with the update that was released on April 12th. This may come as a surprise to some people, considering that Back 4 Blood was already considered to be quite difficult as it is. In fact, the development team attempted to nerf it, particularly when it came to the spawning of too many Special Ridden enemies. Back 4 Blood was already considered to be quite difficult as it is. In the patch notes, No Hope is referred to be a “relentless” task. However, the patch notes also state that players who are able to overcome this obstacle would “reap large rewards.” It is unclear what this phrase really means. It is very evident that this is not a choice for those who are easily rattled.
As is the case with the vast majority of updates, there have also been some bug patches implemented, in addition to the introduction of several new player and corruption cards. Back 4 Blood’s card system gives players the opportunity to build decks that can implement small advantages, such as increased reload speeds, more stamina, additional ammo, or additional slots for med kits and grenades. For those who haven’t yet played the game, this is important information to know because it gives players the ability to tilt the odds in their favour. On the other hand, there are corruption cards that can be played before each round in order to make things more difficult. These corruption cards can make the entire map dark, add armoured Ridden creatures, implement a boss battle, or add flocks of birds that call a zombie horde when they are disturbed.
You may now play Back 4 Blood on your personal computer (PC), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The expansion known as Tunnels of Terror is now available to players.
1. Suicide Blitz 2
Campaign for Left 4 Dead 2 that takes place in the made-up county of Fort Harris. The only way for four people to survive the zombie apocalypse is for them to find their way through a metropolis overrun by the undead. It will ultimately be necessary for the survivors, with the assistance of a local train driver by the name of Crazy Ron, to make their way to the stadium prior to its imminent collapse and final annihilation as a potential evacuation station. To reiterate, winning isn’t the most important thing; surviving is! This campaign covers all 24 hours of the day and takes place in a variety of settings, giving you plenty of opportunities to hone your skills as a zombie assassin.
2. One 4 Nine
Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 both include a campaign called “One 4 Nine” that consists of five different levels. The location of the action is in the Nevada Desert. The United States Army constructed a military installation around an old ‘alien tomb,’ and after many years of attempting to open it, they were successful in doing so for the first time. The four survivors, Francis, Bill, Zoey, and Louis, have heard reports about a fortified safe zone situated in the United States Army’s camp. However, they are unaware of the tomb, nor do they know what would face them when they arrive…
3. Crash Bandicoot: The Return of Dr. Cortex
The Left 4 Dead 2 game has a campaign called “Crash Bandicoot: The Return of Dr. Cortex.” The Crash Bandicoot universe is represented in each of the campaign’s five levels. There are several very epic survivor levels, as well as one incredible scavenging map that has a warp chamber that actually works. Due to the inaccessibility of the code and the fact that new features can only be added with map logic or scripting, gameplay are uncommon in L4D2, but the community is more than capable of putting together some great assets that can transport the fun of killing zombies into any other franchise from the past.
4. Last Night
Even after the release of Left 4 Dead 2, many still like going back to the first game in the series and giving it a go. The Left 4 Dead modding community was very active before the release of Left 4 Dead 2. The Last Night campaign was launched for the first time in 2010, and its primary objective was to give users with a collection of high-quality maps and experiences that put a focus on environmental storytelling (something Left 4 Dead is known well for). Even though there is just a sample available, it is a tremendous showing considering how little it is, and it is something that even die-hard fans of L4D should check out.
5. Fatal Freight: Remastered
There have been significant advancements made to the campaign on practically all fronts, and these advancements have been included into this updated version of the campaign. You can anticipate sharper graphics, brought about by AI-enhanced textures, as well as reworked and better lighting, shadowing, and colour palettes, all of which are intended to give the campaign its own distinctive vibe. There have been several enhancements made to bot navigation, collision optimization, and balance, all of which have resulted in an even higher level of functional polish. With the release of this version, a large number of bug patches have been implemented, one of which addresses the infamous “stringtable” crash that was occurring on Dedicated Servers.