Turtle Rock Studios has released more information about the upcoming Back 4 Blood open beta. For example, the beta includes a PvP mode called Swarm.

In Swarm, two teams of four players compete against each other, with one team playing as the Infected Ridden and the other as the human Cleaners. The beta has two maps for these modes.

In addition to the Swarm mode, new content from the campaign should also be added in the upcoming beta, as well as a new playable Cleaner and two cooperative maps.

People who have pre-ordered the game can play the beta from August 5 to 9 and all other interested parties can get started from August 12 to 16. The beta is available on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. The beta also supports cross-play.

Back 4 Blood is being developed by Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock Studios. Although the co-op shooter is similar in structure, Back 4 Blood introduces a number of new game mechanics. For example, enemies and circumstances per level work with a card system, which players can view prior to a round. This makes it possible to see which enemies are introduced and whether obstacles such as fog are present. Players in turn can also select their cards with bonuses.

Back 4 Blood comes out in full on October 12. The game will also be immediately available on Game Pass.