Back 4 Blood Delayed Until October 12

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Turtle Rock Studios announced today that its upcoming Left 4 Dead-like game, Back 4 Blood, has been delayed until October 12.


Back 4 Blood is a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, which was co-developed by Valve and Turtle Rock Studios. Like L4D, B4B is a co-op zombie shooter with a big focus on teamwork. It was originally scheduled to come out on June 18.

It’s not all bad news! Turtle Rock also shared the news that this summer players will get access to an open beta. No specific date for when to expect that, but shortly before the full game’s release seems a safe bet.

Back 4 Blood will now release on October 12 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.


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Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.


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Turtle Rock has a history of rocky launches. Now more than ever, people are wary of multiplayer titles that are fixed months after release. If B4B is to succeed, they need to stick the landing.

If a few months can help them do that, it could finally be the smash hit game that their other titles (cough *Evolve*) should have been.