Back 4 Blood backs up to October

Approaching the safe room in Back 4 Blood

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Turtle Rock Studios’ Left 4 Dead-like Back 4 Blood is taking some extra time. The developer announced today that Back 4 Blood is being pushed back from its original June date to October 12, 2021.

In an update posted to Twitter, the studio says its working hard to make Back 4 Blood the best it can be at launch and the team needs more time to do so.

If you’re still eager for some co-op zombie action, you won’t have to wait until Halloween is looming. Turtle Rock confirmed that an open beta will be coming this summer, so your team can get zombie apocalypse-ready before launch date.

Formerly Valve South and re-founded as an independent company in 2011, Turtle Rock is finally returning to its Left 4 Dead roots following some Oculus work and the humans-versus-monster competitive game Evolve. I’ve seen some old friends booting up Left 4 Dead over the course of the pandemic, as have I, and it’s nice to see how well the ideas hold up. Hopefully Back 4 Blood can do the same when it arrives later this year.

Eric Van Allen