Game developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Games announced today that over 10 million players have jumped into Back 4 Blood, the best-selling new IP on consoles for 2021, since its launch last fall.
In addition to the gamers mileston, they've also revealed details for the game's first major downloadable content expansion - Tunnels of Terror, which will be available April 12th as part of the Ultimate and Deluxe editions of the game, as well as for those that have the Back 4 Blood Annual Pass, or those that decide to pick it up as a standalone purchase.
The expansion will feature the new "Ridden Hives" PvE cooperative activity, as well as new playable Cleaners and Ridden variants, exclusive character and weapon skins, and more.
The expansion release will also coincide with the release of the "No Hope" difficulty setting, a free update adding an extra level of challenge for elite players.
Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros. Games have also promised, via today's press release, that there will be no microtransactions of any kind, cosmetic or otherwise, added to the game as part of this or any future expansions or content updates.
When the Back 4 Blood Tunnels of Terror expansion arrives on April 12, teams of up to four friends can jump into an all-new co-op activity known as "Ridden Hives", where they will explore seven different dungeons full of labyrinthine tunnels below the depths of Evansburgh that are infested with a new Ridden type, the "Warped Ridden". To claim exclusive loot and rewards only offered in Ridden Hives, players must outmaneuver and overcome the daunting new Warped Ridden, including the landmine-setting Urchins, monstrous Shredders, and damage-dealing Rippers. The new Warped Ridden variants are also playable in PvP Swarm mode.
The upcoming expansion introduces two new playable Cleaners – Sharice, an axe wielding firefighter, and Heng, a tough as nails, no-nonsense restaurateur. Also included in Tunnels of Terror are eight exclusive character skins, seven new legendary weapons, 12 new weapon skins, new cards, and more.
All playable content included in the Tunnels of Terror expansion will be accessible by all players in a party as long as one player in that party has purchased the expansion.