Skip to main content

Back 4 Blood’s first DLC adds new cleaners and monsters

Back 4 Blood‘s first expansion finally has a launch date, and developer Turtle Rock Studios has already revealed the new content players can expect for its co-op zombie shooter.

Tunnels of Terror will be coming to Fort Hope on April 12th, 2022. Here's a little sneak peek on what to look forward to!

— Back 4 Blood (@back4blood) March 1, 2022

In a post on Twitter, Turtle Rock Studios announced that Back 4 Blood‘s first expansion of 2022 will launch on April 12. Titled Tunnels of Terror, the expansion will add two new cleaners to the game, Sharice and Heng, along with a suite of other new content. Players who purchase the expansion will also encounter three new kinds of special infected in missions — Rippers, Shredders, and Urchins — and be able to play a new PvE activity called Ridden Hives.

The expansion will also give players access to a bevy of cosmetics. While they won’t fend off the undead hordes, players can at least look good while they’re being mauled to death with some new cleaner and weapon skins. In terms of actually helpful content, 15 new cards are included in the expansion as well, along with new legendary weapons and weapon attachments.

Back 4 Blood‘s two new Cleaners seem to be the biggest addition in this expansion, although Turtle Rock Studios hasn’t shared what makes them special just yet. Each Cleaner in the game has their own special ability, with some gaining health with each melee kill and others giving their team an extra life. Sharice seems to be dressed as a firefighter, so she may have bonuses to melee damage with axes or Molotov cocktails.

Tunnels of Terror is Back 4 Blood‘s first of three expansions to launch this year. The remaining two expansions don’t have launch dates at the moment, but Back 4 Blood’s road map has confirmed that they will launch sometime in 2022.

Editors' Recommendations

Otto Kratky
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Otto Kratky is a freelance writer with many homes. You can find his work at Digital Trends, GameSpot, and Gamepur. If he's…
How many acts are in Back 4 Blood?
Hunters in Back 4 Blood.

Left 4 Dead's spiritual successor, Back 4 Blood, has fans reliving nostalgic memories of coordinated zombie killing. However, Back 4 Blood delivers a lengthier, meatier, and all-around better experience than its predecessor. The main campaign has plenty of replay value with the addition of mutation cards and varying player decks. How many acts are in the Back for Blood campaign? What sort of shenanigans will the Cleaners be getting up to this time?

How to kill the Breaker in Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood's card system explained
How to earn supply points in Back 4 Blood

Read more
How to drop items to teammates in Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood Cleaners attacking Retch.

There's no "i" in Cleaner. Back 4 Blood is all about teamwork, coordination, and sharing. With each Cleaner using an assortment of weapons, players will be sharing and dropping ammo more than anything. However, health items, weapons, and even copper can be dropped and shared among your teammates. This guide will tackle how you can drop items for your teammates in Back 4 Blood and the best practices for sharing with your team.

A beginner's guide to Back 4 Blood: How to fight back against the horde
Is Back 4 Blood cross-platform?
How to earn new cards in Back 4 Blood

Read more
How to earn supply points in Back 4 Blood
back 4 blood how to earn supply points

While the game itself is fun enough, Back 4 Blood takes your zombie shooting adventures to a new level beyond just teaming up and running through missions. Unlike the Left 4 Dead games, to which this is an obvious spiritual successor, there now exists a form of currency that persists between your runs instead of each one starting you off from scratch. You won't be able to start off with top-tier guns or anything like that, but the Supply Points you earn will make taking on those higher-difficulty levels much more manageable.

Supply Points are necessary for unlocking the majority of the cards in Back 4 Blood. Cards, in short, are different buffs and perks you can add to your character throughout a run. Without a strong deck of cards, even the most skilled and coordinated team will have a hard time making it through the later missions, especially when the difficulty is cranked up. You'll need quite a lot of supply points to complete the collection of cards, though, and it isn't always clear what the best way to get them is. Here's the best way to earn supply points in Back 4 Blood.

Read more