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Back 4 Blood Matchmaking Failed: Is There a Fix?

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Back 4 Blood's beta is live, and plenty of players are ready to have fun slaying zombies. For some players, however, they're encountering an issue that prevents them from playing online. The matchmaking error seems to be exclusive to Steam players, which means a large portion of the beta's player base might be missing out on plenty of action. For players struggling to get online, here are a few tricks to try that might help you get back online in the Back 4 Blood beta.

Back 4 Blood Matchmaking Failed: Is There a Fix?

There seems to be a straightforward fix to the matchmaking issue, and it requires going and searching Steam Support. First players log in to their Steam account, then follow the next steps:

  • Go to Steam Support
  • Select the "Games, Software, etc." option
  • Search for "Back 4 Blood Beta"

The issue seems to stem from players who had the Back 4 Blood alpha so they'll need to do the following:

  • There should be two Back 4 Blood options: Back 4 Blood Beta, and Back 4 Blood Sneak Peek
  • Select Back 4 Blood Beta
  • Select the "I want to permanently remove this game from my account." option
  • Confirm the removal of the Back 4 Blood Beta

This should resolve the bug. Just restart Steam, and once you log back in to Steam, the Back 4 Blood beta should be working just fine. As the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood has plenty of fans eager to try out the open beta. Of course, checking the minimum and recommended specs before doing so is always a smart move.