Announced during the Game Awards 2020, Back 4 Blood, the long-awaited successor the Left 4 Dead series, is getting an open beta this August!
Specifically, the game will have an open beta on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox from August 12-16, 2021. This open beta will be available to everyone, and a PS Plus/Xbox Live subscription is not required to try the game out (except in Germany).
Though a bit before the open beta, there will also be an early access beta from August 5-9, 2021 where players who have pre-ordered the game will get to try it out. Aside from pre-orders, early access codes can also be received through Twitch drops, or by registering for to get into the early access. Take note though, registering won’t guarantee an early access code.
The early access and open beta period will not have have any differences in what players can try out. This means both early access and open beta players will be able to try out the game’s four-player co-op action, as well as the competitive multiplayer where players can control a human or Ridden.
In the Philippines, the early access will begin at 3AM on August 7, while the open beta will start at 3AM on August 13. Here’s a breakdown of the start times for the beta in each region:
The Back 4 Blood open beta will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, and it will have cross-gen and cross-play support.
For more info on the Back 4 Blood early access and beta, visit the official beta FAQ page.