Back 4 Blood Isn’t Getting Any New Content

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Warner Bros. Games launched Back 4 Blood in October 2021, a first-person cooperative zombie shooter from Turtle Rock Studios that turned out to be a decent time for fans of the developer’s original hit, Left 4 Dead (2008). According to a letter that Turtle Rock Studios shared this week, Back 4 Blood will not be getting any new content updates beyond what’s already been released, which include three expansions in the form of Tunnels of Terror, Children of the Worm, and River of Blood, a brand-new Act 6 story campaign with five maps that released last month. The studio explained that it doesn’t have enough staff to continue working on the game, as it’s already moved on to “the next big thing.”

From a Turtle Rock Studios post:

Greetings, Cleaners!

What an amazing year 2022 was for us. First off, we wanted to thank all of you for making Back 4 Blood what it is today. With three expansions – Tunnels of Terror, Children of the Worm, and River of Blood – we’ve traveled on a fantastic adventure together beyond the walls of Fort Hope. This phase of our war against the Ridden now comes to a close.

Turtle Rock Studios is actually pretty small for a studio making AAA games. We don’t have quite enough folks to continue working on Back 4 Blood content while we spin up another game – yes, another game! Given this, it’s time for us to put our heads down, get back in the lab, and get to work on the next big thing.

Intrepid Cleaners, this is not a goodbye.

Back 4 Blood will continue to operate, of course. In fact, Back 4 Blood is currently offered on PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers and available as part of Xbox Game Pass. You’ll also still find us hanging out in the SUBREDDIT and on DISCORD, as well as our official TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and WEBSITE because we love interacting with you and talking about our games.

While we may be a bit quieter in the short-term, we promise that we’ll be Back, bigger, bolder and better than ever!

With much love and gratitude,
Turtle Rock Studios

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