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Back4 Blood to Receive Holiday Update, Offline Mode, and More

A new update has been scheduled for Back 4 Blood which includes holiday content, new in-game card abilities, and the option to play the game offline
A new update has been scheduled for Back 4 Blood which includes holiday content, new in-game card abilities, and the option to play the game offline / Turtle Rock Studios

A new update has been scheduled for Back 4 Blood which includes holiday content, new in-game card abilities, and the option to play the game without an internet connection.

The next Back 4 Blood (B4B) update is on its way, according to game developer Turtle Rock Studios. In a tweet published to the verified B4B Twitter account on Monday, Dec. 13, the company announced the next major patch for the game will drop on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). Outlets report that this update will include a highly-anticipated offline mode which will allow players to work through the game's progression at their own pace.

Back4 Blood to Receive Holiday Update and More

The Holiday Update will, of course, add a variety of winter-themed festive decorations throughout Fort Hope. Players will be able to earn corresponding skins, weapons, and other cosmetic rewards, as well. Who says cleaning up Ridden can't be done with a bit of cheer?

The option to play the game outside of an online cooperative atmosphere has been high on the list of player requests since B4B launched on Oct. 21, 2021. Now, with the latest patch, players will finally be able to make their way through in-game content according to their own schedule and desire.

Additionally, a new type of card will be added to the game. "Burn Cards" reward players with temporary bonuses to resistance, monetary earnings, and offer extra resources in the form of health and stamina—among others. Players can find them in the Roving Merchants supply lines. A set of new general cards will also become available with the holiday patch that primarily affect player quick-slotting.

The last patch for Back 4 Blood went live on Nov. 18. Its patch notes can be found on the official B4B website.