Is Back 4 Blood’s split screen? Turtle Rock’s cooperative zombie shooter thrives on the strength of its multiplayer mode and is at its best when playing online with friends. Don’t expect everyone to gather around the same screen while blowing up the Ridden in the Abyss, although there is plenty to do in Back 4 Blood multiplayer. This guide will explain Back 4 Blood’s multiplayer mode and, if it has a split screen, couch co-op. Here’s what you need to know before entering.
Back 4 Blood doesn’t support split screen at launch, although Turtle Rock didn’t say split screen is definitely excluded. Split screen, couch co-op multiplayer may appear in a future update. For now, however, Back 4 Blood does offer a few robust multiplayer options for playing with friends and random cleaners.
Back 4 Blood Online Multiplayer Options
These are all the ways you can play with friends in Back 4 Blood, despite the lack of split-screen co-op.
The Co-op Campaign is Back 4 Blood’s main online mode with support for up to four players in a party. You can invite players from your in-game friends list or, if you’re on Xbox and PC, from your console friends list. B4B asks if you want cross play to be enabled the first time you start a campaign, and obviously you’ll need to enable it to play with friends on another platform. The Campaign is the full story of Back 4 Blood, with four multi-stage acts chronicling the Cleaners’ efforts to stay alive and take on the Ridden. Quickplay is another option, but it works differently. This mode will not allow you to join friends or create a campaign with a group. Instead, Quickplay is basically there to fill in the gaps in existing campaigns, and you can’t choose your decks or characters at startup.
Swarm is Back 4 Blood’s PvP mode, pitting teams of cleaners against riders against each other. The default Swarm mode is public matchmaking. However, as with campaign mode, you can form a party before entering the Swarm menu and create a private lobby to play with and against your friends. Related Guides: That’s all you need to know about Back 4 Blood split screen, couch co-op, and online multiplayer, but look at our other Back 4 Blood guides for more on Turtle Rock’s L4D on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Series X | S.