Back 4 Blood early access start time and open beta code date news

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Back 4 Blood beta early access starts this week (Image: BACK4BLOOD)

Back 4 Blood early access codes have been handed out and the new testing period is about to begin.

The good news for anyone who missed it is that early access will soon be followed by a full Back 4 Blood open beta, complete with cross-play and cross-gen support.

Things start on a variety of platforms, including Steam devices, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox consoles.

Developers Turtle Rock Studios have confirmed that there are three ways to unlock early access to Back 4 Blood; sign up for a chance via the official site, pre-order the game or via Twitch Drops.

Here’s how to earn a Back 4 Blood Early Access Open Beta code through Twitch Drops:

“Create or log in with a free WB Games account. Link your Twitch account to your WB Games account. To do this, go to your WB Games account settings.

“Once your accounts are linked, you can watch a Twitch streamer playing Back 4 Blood content with Twitch Drops enabled for at least 60 minutes to earn an Early Access Open Beta code.

“Go to the Back 4 Blood Twitch Drops homepage to check your progress. Once you complete the task, head to the Back 4 Blood Twitch Drops homepage to claim your drop. If you are active in the channel when the required minutes are met, you will receive a message at the top of the chat with the claim button.

“You can claim your Early Access Open Beta code for the platform of your choice in your WB Games account.”


The Back 4 Blood Early Access start time is scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 8pm BST.

For gamers in North America, this means the early access beta will start at 12:00 PM PDT and run through August 9 around the same time.

A message from the Back 4 Blood team adds: “Pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee access to the Early Access portion of the open beta.

“If you pre-order Back 4 Blood from a participating retailer, you will receive a code from that retailer, either on your receipt or via email, to redeem.

“Players must have or create a WB Games account to redeem their Open Beta code.

If you don’t pre-order, you can register for a chance to enter the Early Access portion. Please note, however, that registration does not guarantee early access as codes are limited.


The Back 4 Blood Open Beta will be available for everyone to download on August 12, 2021.

There is no need to secure a beta code and things are expected to start at 8pm BST.

It’s unclear if any new content will be added during this time, or if anything new will be added before it ends on August 16.

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