Warner Bros. Games’ latest zombie shooter, Back 4 Blood, features a roster of eight playable characters.
The humans are locked in a war with the infected former-human zombies called the “Ridden”—likely a synonym for their afflicted status. The Ridden have been transformed into deadly creatures by an alien parasite and are now attempting to destroy the civilization they once called home. Only a select few humans, known as “cleaners” can take out the “trash.”
Back 4 Blood Full Character List
The eight playable cleaner characters in Back 4 Blood are:
Holly Forrester, a red headed college kid with blue baseball cap. She wields a nailed baseball bat called “Dottie.” Holly’s domain is stamina, meaning her abilities revolve around it. She can recover stamina with each kill, give a bonus to the overall stamina of her team, and has a good bit of damage resistance to boot.
Evangelo, who is the youngest of the bunch. He wears a fluffy hairstyle and beige sweatshirt under a jacket. His abilities are easily breaking out of Ridden grabs, recovering stamina quickly, and giving his team an extra bit of speed.
Howard Robert Hoffman was a doomsday-prepper who seems to be enjoying the apocalypse. He wears glasses and a yellow vest with a gas mask hanging off his belt. This guy is always prepared with his abilities to spawn ammunition with every kill, equip one extra offensive item, and give his team an ammo capacity bonus.
Elijah Walker is a “war-torn veteran” and former army-ranger. He’s the cleaner team leader with a short beard, red baseball cap, and military dog tags around his neck. His precision kills can increase his overall accuracy while his leadership gives a boost to damage and his team’s health.
Doc is former physician at “Evansburgh Medical” facility who wears her hospital ID proudly. She also sports blue latex gloves and a lab coat with what could be the hospital’s patch on the shoulder. Her abilities allow her to heal quicker when her health is low, heal better in general, and give her team extra trauma resistance.
Mom is “tough, takes no sh*t, and knows exactly what to say.” She wears a red banana on her head, a tied and patched button-up shirt, and “mom-jeans.” Her abilities allow her to instantly revive and carry an extra support item, as well as give the team one full extra life.
Karlee is “blunt,” according to Holly. She has a side-shave haircut, gauged ears, and a crescent moon tattoo under her right eye. As blunt as she is, however, it doesn’t affect her ability to watch for danger. Karlee can sense hazards, carries one extra quick inventory item, and gives her team a speed boost.
Jim is a outdoorsman and, likely, a hunter. He’s known as a seasoned marksman and wears a green cap and hunter-orange jacket. His abilities give an increase to ADS speed, allow his team to easily exploit Ridden weak spots, and inflict extra damage with each precision kill.
Back 4 Blood will release on Oct. 12, 2021 for the Xbox One/Series S|X, PlayStation 4/5, and PC.