05 Aug 2021 4:51 PM +00:00

Twitch Drops the key to getting early access to the Back 4 Blood Open Beta

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Back 4 Blood is a hugely anticipated spiritual successor to Valve's Left 4 Dead and zombie slayers everywhere can't wait to jump back into the chaotic gameplay that looks like it's on offer. Turtle Rock Studios has revealed new information about how you can get your hands on early access to the Open Beta and we have everything you need to know.

UPDATE - Early Access Beta is live tonight

The Back 4 Blood open beta begins tonight for those with early access. You can download the beta starting at 20:00 BST / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST.

All of the content that will be available during the open beta phases has bee detailed in the below tweet.

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How to get Early Access to the Open Beta

Back 4 Blood's Open Beta is starting next week, but there's a way you can wrangle a little bit of Early Access ahead of that. On their social media platforms, Back 4 Blood have confirmed that Twitch Drops are going to start and that means you can earn Early Access to the Open Beta over the next few days!

All you need to do is follow these steps...

  1. Create or sign in to a free WB Games Account;
    1. You have to be 13 years or older;
  2. Connect your Twitch account to your WB Games account;
  3. Watch a Twitch Streamer playing Back 4 Blood with Drops enabled for 60 minutes to earn Early Access to the Open Beta;
    1. Available between August 5th at 12:00 PST / 15:00 EST / 20:00 BST until August 9th at 12:00 PST / 15:00 EST / 20:00 BST;
  4. Check your progress and claim the Twitch Drop on the Twitch Drops homepage;
  5. Claim your Early Access to the Open Beta, platform of choice, in your WB Games account;

Back 4 Blood Open Beta Release Date

The Back 4 Blood open beta will take place between 12-16 August 2021. This is the full open beta with no restrictions on entry. No word yet on what will be playable during this beta. Based on the closed alpha from earlier in the year, a limited section of the game and character will be available.

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There will also be early access open beta for select players. This will take place between 5-9 August 2021. You will have to pre-order the game on any of the available platforms to gain access to this beta.

How To Register For The Back 4 Blood Open Beta

With this being an open beta, the method for signing up is quite simple. Head over to the official Back 4 Blood website and select 'OPEN BETA' in the top right corner.

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Back 4 Blood Beta
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Each Back 4 Blood character is full of personality.

From here you can register for the beta. Note if you plan to use the early access beta as you've pre-ordered the physical version of the game, you must register for a WB Games account.

If you have pre-ordered through a digital storefront like Epic Games Store or Microsoft Store, your beta access will be delivered this way.

Back 4 Blood E3 Trailer

The announcement for Back 4 Blood may have only happened in December, but we're not short on content for the game. We've also already had one closed alpha which proved popular among fans and critics alike.

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The most recent trailer we've seen comes from the Summer Game Fest as part of E3 2021. In the trailer, we get a good look at the gameplay of our characters against hordes of the undead.

Towards the end, we also get a glimpse of one of the boss monsters that has been seen in the closed alpha also.