Back 4 Blood Closed PC Alpha Test Starts December 17

Time to save the world.
Time to save the world. Turtle Rock Studios

Back 4 Blood announced that a closed PC Alpha Test is set to begin on December 17. The test itself runs until December 21. Before the test begins though, developer Turtle Rock Studios will have a Gameplay Showcase on December 17 at 1:00 PM EST. It’s going to reveal more about the gameplay and even discussions with team members.

For those interested to watch the Gameplay Showcase, it will be available here:

So, what’s the game all about? Well, it takes place in a time where a catastrophic outbreak has killed most of humanity or worse, got infected with the parasitic Devil Worm and turned into what’s called the Ridden. A group of veterans, known as Cleaners, is fighting to protect the last of humanity to bring back the world.

Back 4 Blood offers online play for a squad of four players. But it also gives a solo mode with up to three AI teammates. In the game, players need to go through missions that increase in difficulty.

There’s an online PvP multiplayer feature too, which can support as many as eight players. Players can choose as a Cleaner or a Ridden. Regardless of the chosen side, each one features unique weapons, abilities, and specialties.

Back 4 Blood boasts of extreme replayability as well. This is made possible through a “roguelike” card system, which provides different experiences each time. The game makes adjustments to player actions to guarantee exciting fights and excellent gameplay diversity. Let’s not forget tougher types of Ridden, like bosses that can reach as much as 20 feet tall.

In a statement, Turtle Rock Studios Co-founder and Design Director Chris Ashton said that fans have long been waiting for them to return to their roots. So, it’s exciting to be able to show what they’ve been cooking. He added that when they developed the game, they made sure to have the community in mind and are thrilled “to give players a compelling zombie experience that is unlike any other.”

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Games President David Haddad revealed that the team at Turtle Rock has been responsible for putting “the co-op zombie genre on the map.” Thus, making them the best partner for this game.

For those who want to give this game a try, they can register for the closed PC alpha test here.

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