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Back 4 Blood will require an online connection even when played solo
Turtle Rock claims it is “looking into” ways it could support offline play in the future
Turtle Rock Studios has confirmed that Back 4 Blood will require an online connection even when the game is being played solo.
While the game’s campaign can be played solo with three AI teammates, this can’t be done offline.
“We’re looking into ways we could support offline for the future but you will need an internet connection to play at launch,” the studio confirmed recently on Twitter.
The Left 4 Dead spiritual successor will be getting a pair of open betas in August, the first one reserved for pre-order customers and the second one for everyone else.
Both betas will be available on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and will support cross-play and cross-gen play.
Following a recent delay, the co-op shooter will now be released on October 12, 2021.
It was confirmed on Sunday that Back 4 Blood will be available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC at launch.
Turtle Rock also revealed that everyone in a Back 4 Blood party will be able to play premium DLC if the content is owned by the group leader.
“In PvE, if your party leader owns a paid content drop, you will be able to play that content with them – including maps, gameplay and campaign,” it said.
The studio also moved to explain how PvP will “not be pay-to-win” when it plans to sell content drops.
Players will be able to access all additional PvP content, including new characters, through progression, and all PvP players will have access to the same cards (which offer customisation options) at the start of each match, Turtle Rock said.