If you’re planning on playing Back 4 Blood with another person locally, as opposed to online, you may have questions in regards to whether there’s splitscreen multiplayer. At first glance, it seems like Back 4 Blood should support this feature but unfortunately, the answer to the splitscreen question is one that may disappoint you.
Back 4 Blood | Is There Splitscreen Multiplayer?
The quick answer to the question of whether Back 4 Blood offers splitscreen multiplayer is no, it does not. Back 4 Blood doesn’t offer any form of splitscreen multiplayer or any sort of local multiplayer, couch co-op type gameplay.
Instead, if you want to play with other people, you’ll need to join an online match as Back 4 Blood is (at least at the time of this writing) an exclusively online experience.
Fortunately, Back 4 Blood will be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch, and the game supports crossplay and cross-gen play. Elaborating on this further, Back 4 Blood supports crossplay between all PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms.
On Twitter, the Back 4 Blood account corroborated this, saying:
“We’re in this shit together! Enjoy Crossplay and Cross-gen in the #Back4Blood Open BETA with intended support at launch!”
Additionally, it seems like developer Turtle Rock Studios is paying attention to complaints and issues like one regarding a lack of solo campaign progression which is currently top of their list of fixes on a recently shared Trello board.
We don’t see any mention of splitscreen or the addition of local multiplayer on the Trello board, but we imagine if enough gamers were to reach out and ask (politely) for it, Turtle Rock Studios may end up considering it.
Until something like that happens though, the current situation with Back 4 Blood is that there’s no splitscreen multiplayer or local multiplayer support, to play with your friends, you’ll all have to play online.