New Back 4 Blood Trailer Reveals “The Cleaners”

New Back 4 Blood Trailer Reveals “The Cleaners”

Turtle Rock Studios has been working on their spiritual successor to cult-classic Left 4 Dead. Fans have been eager to learn more about the cheekily titled Back 4 Blood, since its 2020 reveal. Turtle Rock Studios has been providing updates via the official Back 4 Blood YouTube channel. Earlier this month, the team revealed Back 4 Blood’s unique card system! Now they’ve revealed another YouTube video, which introduces the team of playable characters, aka “The Cleaners”. From the comical perspective of one of the crew, Holly, the trailer showcases each member’s special attributes.

“Warner Bros. Games and Turtle Rock Studios today released a new Back 4 Blood trailer spotlighting the diverse characters and personalities that make up the Ridden slaying crew known as “The Cleaners.” The video introduces each of the eight playable Cleaners – Holly, Walker, Doc, Karlee, Jim, Hoffman, Evangelo, and Mom – and expands on their background, characteristics, and in-game abilities. The trailer also provides a glimpse into the range of Ridden variants players will take on, including beastly Breakers, grotesque Ogres, screeching Snitchers, ravenous Hags, and more.”

Check out Turtle Rock Studios’ official news post for detailed descriptions of Back 4 Blood’s eight playable characters. Today’s trailer further cemented the Left 4 Dead legacy. While Back 4 Blood stands alone as its own game in its own universe, the overwhelming amount of Turtle Rock charm bleeds through.

The complete team of Cleaners in Back 4 Blood includes:

  • Holly – After losing her family to the Devil Worm, Holly Forrester learned to channel all her energy into being a Cleaner and is known as the glue that keeps the team together. Armed with her trusty nail spiked baseball bat she affectionately calls “Dottie,” Holly’s resilience and never-say-die attitude helps boost the team’s morale and is often seen as a ray of light in the darkness of the apocalypse.

  • Walker – The oldest of five siblings, Elijah Walker was born in Evansburgh to a hardworking, blue collar family. The former Army Ranger and war-torn veteran is highly skilled with a wealth of front-line combat experience. Walker is a man of few words, but when he speaks, he commands the attention of his fellow Cleaners, who all respect his commitment to the fight.

  • Doc – She has been instrumental in keeping Fort Hope up and running, but this is far from the life Doc expected when she first came to America. Fiercely independent, she sacrificed social life for career. It wasn’t until years later that she finally found a kindred spirit in Mom. After the Collapse, Doc’s no-nonsense attitude and pragmatic outlook served her well. Though her bedside manner can take some getting used too, no one denies she’s one hell of a doctor and a mean shot to boot.

  • Karlee – Surviving on the outskirts of Fort Hope since the Collapse, Karlee only trusted in herself. No one knows much about her, and she’s fine with that. Though originally seen as a nuisance at best and a looter at worst, her actions have proved time and time again which side she’s on. Now with the Ridden on the rise, she’s made the choice to fight alongside the survivors. She may not be a Cleaner by name, but she more than makes up for it in attitude.

  • Jim – Nobody knows Finleyville and the surrounding county like Jim. From an early age, he would head out into the countryside with his father, hunting and trapping with the best of them. After a stint in the military, he returned home, only to see it ravaged by the Collapse. Now he’s found his place among the most trusted cleaners. When not fighting back-to-back with his team, he’s scouring the countryside of his beloved Pennsylvania routing out the Ridden infestation.

  • Hoffman – A meticulous individual, enthusiastic prepper, and conspiracy theorist. When the infection hit, he and his mother hunkered down and rode out the storm as the rest of the world fell into chaos. After his mother passed away in her sleep and his supplies ran out, he left his boarded-up house to face the world of the Devil Worm. Howard Robert Hoffman is genuinely skilled and good hearted, with an earnest desire to be a useful part of the team. As part of the Cleaners, he’s finally come across the family that he’s always wanted – he just had to wade through the zombie apocalypse to find it.

  • Evangelo – He may be the youngest and least experienced Cleaner on the team but has proven to be a quick study. Besides being good in a fight, Evangelo has established himself as a loyal and reliable member of the team. He tends to talk a lot, especially when he’s nervous, but is eager to show that he has what it takes to be a Cleaner.

  • Mom – The only person surprised that Mom became the voice of survivors in Finleyville was herself. She’s never shirked from a challenge and always puts the needs of others over her own. Still, for one who’s used to bucking authority, her newfound responsibility sometimes weighs uneasily on her. Although she has faith in her Cleaners, Mom has questioned other leaders’ strategies on more than one occasion, especially since the death of her son. Mom’s goal is simple, make the Ridden pay.

The competitive co-op zombie shooter launches on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC on Oct. 12, 2021. Those eager to try out Back 4 Blood can sign up for a chance to participate in upcoming hands-on tests, via the game’s official site.

Aspiring writer, YouTuber, and comedian, who is always looking to entertain. He's been gaming since a young age and is an avid Nintendo fan. While platformers are his genre of choice, he plays a diverse range of games on any and every platform. When he's not playing or collecting video games, Frank enjoys tinkering around with electronics, cooking, adventuring to new and exotic places, and trying exotic foods.

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