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How to Kill Snitches in Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood players want to know how to kill Snitches in order to complete an in-game achievement.
Back 4 Blood players want to know how to kill Snitches in order to complete an in-game achievement. / Turtle Rock Studios

Back 4 Blood players want to know how to kill Snitches in order to complete an in-game achievement.

The achievement, itself, is the appropriately named “Snitches Get Stitches.” It demands that players manage to kill a Snitch before it gets back and alerts the rest of the horde—making this one of the most well-named monsters in video game history.

Here’s how to kill the Snitch and get the achievement.

How to Kill Snitches in Back 4 Blood

Snitches are humanoid enemies with elongated, fleshy, tentacled necks. These may have minute variations from Snitch to Snotch, but ultimately should be a soft red color and doubles as the creature’s weak spot—making it an easy snipe considering it is so deliberately designed.

First: it cannot be a mutated Snitch. Mutated Snitches will alert the horde no matter how you manage to hit them, so the achievement won’t unlock if you find yourself targeting them exclusively. You’ll need to find a normal Snitch that you can take out before it has a chance to tip of its comrades. Fortunately, normal Snitches are easy to clock as Mutated Snitches’ necks are primarily gray.

Players should also be mindful of their Corruption cards active in the match. Certain cards will guarantee an alerted horde, as well, making the achievement impossible.

Snitches can be killed fairly easily via a direct grenade hit or a few shots from a powerful sniper at its neck. There is a brief delay between when it discovers danger and when it lets out that awful caterwaul—but that doesn’t mean players should be taking their time. Get in, complete the hit, and get out.

Back 4 Bood is currently available on Xbox One/Series S|X, PlayStation4/5, and PC.