The latest Back 4 Blood trailer introduces the eight playable characters, known as Cleaners, and their special abilities.
Back 4 Blood is a four-player co-op game made by the studio behind Left 4 Dead that pits the Cleaners against the Ridden (AKA zombies). Where Left 4 Dead only had four playable heroes, Back 4 Blood has eight, and they all have different abilities and gameplay bonuses. That means that, unlike its inspiration, Back 4 Blood players will likely have favorite characters (or mains) based on their abilities.
Here are the eight Cleaners, and what they have to offer:
Walker: Increases damage and team health, while precision kills will increase accuracy
Doc: Increases healing efficiency and team trauma resistance, while adding a low health heal bonus
Karlee: Adds a single inventory slot, increases team speed, and can sense hazards
Jim: Increases ADS speed and team weak spot damage, precision kills increase damage
Hoffman: Adds a single offensive item slot, increases team ammo capacity, spawns ammo with every kill
Evangelo: Increases stamina regeneration and team movement speed, can break out of grabs
Mom: Adds an extra support inventory slot, adds one extra team life, can instant revive
Holly: Increases damage resistance and team stamina, will recover stamina with kills
It seems like Back 4 Blood is taking the zombie-killing aspects of Left 4 Dead and adding a healthy dose of hero shooter, which will make facing off against its different enemy types even more interesting. The Ridden you'll be up against include a the tank-like Breaker and the Snitcher, who acts as an enemy spotter. There's also the Ogre, who throws boulders, and the Hag who will eat you whole.
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