Back 4 Blood is a social game, and developer Turtle Rock Studios doesn’t want players to forget that. While playing through a campaign match with others will let players earn supply points, which can be used to purchase cards and cosmetics, the game’s solo mode totally cuts players off from all rewards.
The first time players try to pick out what zombie-slaying experience they want in the game’s hub area, Fort Hope, they’re greeted with three options. Campaign puts players into a match with anyone in their party or random players, and Swarm mode is the game’s take on Left 4 Dead PvP. Solo Campaign is about as straightforward as it gets, letting players tackle Back 4 Blood’s four-act campaign without anyone to help save for bots.
Anyone looking for some zombie-slaying alone time will have to do it knowing they won’t be getting any rewards for their hard, blood-soaked work. A screen that pops up as soon as players choose Solo Campaign details everything they won’t earn by progressing through the game this way. While maps and objectives are adjusted for one player, Solo Campaign won’t grant players any Supply Points or progress towards accomplishments and achievements.
The one upside of Solo Campaign is that players get to use any solo card decks they make, which have access to a wide variety of cards compared to regular campaign decks.
Back 4 Blood is currently available in early access for anyone who purchased the game’s Ultimate or Deluxe editions. The game will be available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 and for free via Game Pass on October 12.
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