The brand new cooperative first-person zombie crawler from the developers of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise titled Back 4 Blood was in a closed beta testing phase over the weekend – only available to a select few number of players who were able to receive a key to attend the event. Steam statistics reveal that the Back 4 Blood beta was one of the most played games during the weekend, with the most impressive number being that it hit a concurrent user peak of 98,024.
This is, however, only the PC statistics, as the Back 4 Blood Beta was also available on other platforms, and so the true number of how many people were actually playing the game at once across all platforms must have been far greater.
To put this number into perspective, heavy-hitting Steam titles that usually top the leaderboards of concurrent players such as Team Fortress 2, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Final Fantasy 14 Online amongst others were all toppled by the Back 4 Blood beta players.
Back 4 Blood is clearly very similar to Left 4 Dead, both featuring first-person zombie killing in an online co-op package. Obviously, this is due to them both being developed by Turtle Rock Studios, who were the original developers of L4D with support from Valve.
If L4D was anything to go by, we assume Back 4 Blood will be similarly huge once it is officially released on October 12th, 2021, on PC/ PS4/ PS5/ Xbox One/ Xbox Series X/ Series S. Back 4 Blood was even one of the most viewed games on Twitch over the weekend, with big streamers having their go at the Zombie killing mayhem such as Shroud and Summit1g.
The next step for Back 4 Blood will be an open beta test, supposedly coming on August 12, 2021, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. If you missed out on the closed beta over the weekend, do not worry, as the open beta will be your chance to have another go at the new zombie slaying goodness that Turtle Rock Studios has to offer.