A new update released for Back 4 Blood adds a single-player campaign mode.
Until now, the only option available for solo players was a Training mode, which had all the game’s booster cards unlocked so players could experiment with them.
However, this mode didn’t include any sort of progression – players wouldn’t earn supply points, couldn’t make any progress towards accomplishments, and wouldn’t have their stats tracked.
Today’s update adds a proper solo campaign with actual progression, meaning players can play through the story with the same benefits and upgrades they’d receive as if they were playing online.
Back 4 Blood - Campaign trailer
The mode can now also be played offline, whereas before solo players still had to be connected online in order to play.
VGC’s Back 4 Blood review criticised the game’s single-player element, calling it “pointless” and “incomplete”.
Today’s update also includes ‘Holiday Seasonal Event’ where players can unlock Christmas-themed skins, weapons skins, emblems and sprays.
It also fixes a wide number of bugs, including two notable ones highlighted by developer Turtle Rock Studios.
The first fixes an exploit that let players duplicate offensive utility items, while the second fixes an exploit that allowed players to select duplicates instead of one card.
The full patch notes for today’s update can be found on the official Back 4 Blood website.