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Revision as of 20:04, 16 October 2021

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Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood cover
Developers
Turtle Rock Studios
Publishers
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[1]
Release dates
Windows October 12, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 78
IGDB 84
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person
Genres Shooter
Themes Zombies
Back 4 Blood on HowLongToBeat
Back 4 Blood on IGDB
Back 4 Blood on MobyGames
Back 4 Blood on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Back 4 Blood is a multiplayer first-person shooter game.

General information

Developer Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
Icon overlay.png
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Icon overlay.png
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
Icon overlay.png
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available. Standard Edition included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Monetization

Microtransactions

Type Notes
Cosmetic Planned for after the game launch.[2]

Game data

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\WarnerBros.Interactive.e172091a-6630-4ff3-959f-830_ktmk1xygcecda\LocalCache\Local\Back4Blood\WinGDK\Saved\Config\WinGDK\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/924970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/924970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- scaling.[3]
Reddit post for workaround, ViewModel FOV still cropped
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable with a slider from 60-120°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No option in-game.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, DLSS.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If disabled, FPS cap can be enabled (ranges from 24 to 360 FPS).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Up to 5000nits, contrast and saturation sliders. HDR is currently broken in DX11 mode, worked fine in DX12.[5]
Color blind mode
Protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia options available.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
As "Mouse Smoothing". Off by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Off by default.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only 4 presets available: Default, Southpaw, Legacy, Legacy Southpaw.
Controller sensitivity
Sliders for both axis' sensitivity and their deadzones available.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Invertion of both Y- and X- axis is possible. Off by default.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[6]
Xbox button prompts
Uses Xbox Series controller prompts and layout graphics.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[6]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[7]
Haptic feedback
[8]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[9]

Audio

Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
"Master", "SFX", "Dialogue" and "Music" sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
"Conversations", "Ambient" and "Full Captions" options available.
Mute on focus lost
Toggle, next to "Sound Plays in Background."

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus
[6]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Vorbis, Ogg, Vivox Vivox is used for cross-platform voice chat functionality.
Multiplayer Steamworks, Epic Online Services Epic Online Services are used to provide cross-play.
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [10]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 570
DirectX 12 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/924970/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (924970) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Back 4 Blood Announce FAQ - last accessed on 2020-12-19
  2. Turtle Rock Studios Discord - last accessed on 2021-08-04
    "Microtransactions will be purely cosmetic and will come post-launch."
  3. No proper widescreen support. Seriously? - last accessed on 2021-08-06
  4. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-08-05
    Tested with the open beta of the game on a GTX 760. In the game options, there are three possible AA methods, with the third not being selectable for me. The DLSS .dll can be found in <path-to-game>/\Engine\Binaries\ThirdParty\NVIDIA\NGX\Win64.
  5. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2021-08-06
    In the beta, HDR looks extremely washed out, raised blacks and shadows, nothing reaches peak brightness. Contrast and saturation sliders did nothing. No engine.ini file is available to attempt a fix
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Frequently Asked Questions - last accessed on 2020-12-19
  7. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-08-05
    Tested with the open beta and a Xbox One controller (model 1708, wired). Upon plugging the controller, game detects it and allows for inputs.
  8. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-08-13
    Tested with the open beta and a Xbox One controller (model 1708, wired). Upon using weapons (for the purpose of testing, the starting shooting range was used), the whole controller vibrates.
  9. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-08-05
    Tested with the open beta and a Xbox One controller (model 1708, wired). Game is playable with both keyboard and a controller at the same time.
  10. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-08-05
    Tested with the open beta of the game. Upon starting the game, the Easy Anti-Cheat splash screen appears.