As gamers explore the zombie infested world of Back 4 Blood, they may run into some issues from lack of solo campaign progression options and crashes all the way to difficulties accessing the Fort Hope Pre-Order Skin pack for those that purchased the game’s physical edition.
To help set things right, developer Turtle Rock Studios took to Twitter with a series of tweets addressing these issues with a patch, and promises of more fixes to come in the very near future.
Turtle Rock Studios Address Several Back 4 Blood Issues on Twitter
Gamers who’ve been playing Back 4 Blood have had a lot to say about the game, both good and bad. In regards to the negatives that have been reported, developer Turtle Rock Studios has a few responses on offer.
“Attention Cleaners! We have heard your frustrations about progression in solo mode and are discussing ways to address the issue. Thank you for your patience and feedback at this time - we'll have more news as we strategize on potential ways to make it happen.”
We hope Turtle Rock Studios finds a solid workaround, as the complaints regarding the lack of solo campaign progression options are valid. We experienced this issue ourselves while playing through the solo campaign and were surprised to see that things like earning Supply Points is disabled, stat tracking is disabled, and Achievement progress isn’t counted.
You also can't unlock the four additional Cleaners by playing the solo campaign, you have to play through Act 1 online in order to unlock them. With this in place, it almost feels like you’re actively being discouraged from playing the solo campaign, which is a shame as not everyone wants to play Back 4 Blood with other players online.
Especially if you’re looking to practice so you aren’t a detriment to a team online, the solo campaign is the best place to get the hang of the game. It’s a shame that the time you spend in the solo campaign doesn’t count for much as far as progression is concerned.
Outside of this issue, Turtle Rock Studios also shared tweets about other issues including one where people who bought the game’s physical edition have had difficulty accessing the Fort Hope Pre-Order Skin Pack.
“Attention, Cleaners. We are aware select physical edition owners on console are having trouble accessing the Fort Hope Pre-Order Skin Pack. Please stay tuned for next steps as we address this issue for those affected. Thanks for slaying!”
Similar to the solo campaign progression issue, Turtle Rock Studios doesn’t have a fix for this issue just yet. However, through the tweet, they’re at least making it clear they’re aware of the issue and are working to set things right for those affected.
Setting aside work-in-progress issues, Turtle Rock Studios also released a hotfix for Back 4 Blood on October 11 that addresses crashes that players have been experiencing. Hotfix information is as follows:
Xbox One, One X, Series X, Series S
- Resolved a high frequency crash.
PC – Windows, Steam, EGS
- Resolved lag and possible crashes caused by text entry on PC platforms.
- (Windows Only) Addressed a performance issue encountered by some users.
- (Steam Only) Dialogue Language can now be set to any non-English supported language.
Last, but certainly not least, Turtle Rock Studios also shared a Trello board that shows things the team is currently working on. Top of the list of active issues Turtle Rock Studios is working on is the solo campaign progression issue.
Other issues include matchmaking stability, uneven Swarm matches, ultrawide monitor improvements, and more. You can view the full Trello board by clicking here.
We also encourage you to follow developer Turtle Rock Studios on Twitter to keep up-to-date on issues like the aforementioned solo campaign progression issue. While we wait for some of these fixes to go live, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on Back 4 Blood so far.
Are you frustrated by issues with things like the solo campaign? Are you happy to see Turtle Rock Studios being proactive in addressing these issues and working on fixing them?
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