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Back 4 Blood does not have an offline mode, even for solo play

Back 4 Blood is always-online.

Back 4 Blood has undoubtedly been one of the most exciting games at E3 2021. Not only did we get to see the game's Swarm PvP mode, we also learned at the show that the co-op shooter will be available on Game Pass on day one.

Developer Turtle Rock kept the train of good news going by announcing that only the party leader needs to own the DLC for everyone else in the match to play it.

Unfortunately, it looks like the good news ends there, because Turtle Rock just confirmed that Back 4 Blood is an always-online game. The upcoming shooter does not support offline play, even for players looking to jump in solo.

The developer revealed this on Twitter, adding that it's looking into supporting the feature at some point post launch.

Back 4 Blood is out October 12 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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