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How to Heal in Back 4 Blood

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Learning how to heal in Back 4 Blood could be the difference between success and failure. Here's what you need to know.

Back 4 Blood officially launches on Oct. 12, but some players who preorded certain editions of the game have been getting stuck into it early. Turtle Rock Studios' new team zombie shooter promises plenty of horde-destroying action, but nestled between the common Ridden are some truly deadly foes. Players are going to need to learn how to heal if they want to survive the horrors.

Players familiar with Back 4 Blood's predecessor, Left 4 Dead, will already be accustomed to the game's way of healing. But if not, here's what you need to know.

How to Heal in Back 4 Blood

There are a few methods of healing available in Back 4 Blood. Medkits and bandages offer the most effective forms of healing and can usually be obtained at the start of the level, in the safe room. Bandages will only heal a small percentage of your health, and can be purchased from the safe room for 150 copper. Medkits offer more substantial healing, and can be purchased for 500 copper.

Medkits and bandages can also be used to heal your teammates so be sure to look out for eachother. Alternatively, if you're out of bandages or medkits, using pain pills will give you a temporary health boost. They're not quite as effective as the other options, but can be found more frequently throughout maps or purchased for 100 copper - perfect if you're in a tight spot and need a quick boost.

What Are First Aid Stations in Back 4 Blood?

Scattered throughout levels, it's possible to stumble across certain rooms containing supplies. These are called First Aid Stations. These rooms are random, so might not always appear in the same place each time. To access one, players will need a toolkit which can be purchased at the start of the level. First Aid Stations heal both health and Trauma, which effects a player's maximum health, making them a very usefiul resource.

Back 4 Blood will launch on Oct. 12, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.