Back 4 Blood How To Unlock Characters

While Back 4 Blood already has a cast of colorful characters, players are curious about how to unlock additional characters. Players will be able to play as one of eight Cleaners: Hoffman, Doc, Walker, Mom, Evangelo, Holly, Jim, and Karlee, or as one of five Ridden: Snitcher, Tallboy, Reeker, and Stinger. In this Back 4 Blood How To Unlock Characters guide, we will discuss how this process of unlocking characters functions in the current version of Back 4 Blood.

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Back 4 Blood How To Unlock Characters

Back 4 Blood How To Unlock Characters

When you first start the game, you will have four characters at your disposal. These are: Mom, Holly, Evangelo, and Walker. To be able to unlock the rest of the cleaners, you will first need to complete several opening missions. These initial missions are called Devil’s Run and they consist of the following: Resurgence, Tunnel of Blood, Pain Train, and The Crossing. At the end of The Crossing, the fourth mission here, a cutscene will play, introducing the rest of the cleaners. Karlee, Jim, Doc, and Hoffman will now join your team, and your crew of cleaners will now be complete.

Playing around with all of them makes for a very different playing experience. Besides a special ability, each character also has a passive personal and team boost. This means that there are many possible combinations inside every team, and that every play session has the chance to be different than the one before. Even better, this also allows players to find characters that fit their own personal playstyles. You can read more about each character in our Back 4 Blood Characters guide, but there is a character to fit anyone’s preferences. For example, if you like to play a long-range character that specializes in sniping, then Jim is your man. And if you prefer playing a more healing-oriented support character, Mom is great for that exact role.

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  1. S

    What about mom? I have been playing the beta for a bit and had only 4 characters to chose from but once i went through the campaign once she was available.

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