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Back 4 Blood gets a small update for the Steam Deck

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Back in April the Zombie shooter Back 4 Blood added experimental support for the Steam Deck, and they're continuing the support along with a new patch.

Along with lots of tweaks to weapon balancing and some new features, they've now added some dedicated default graphical options for the Steam Deck and there's multiple to pick from. This is great, and something I hope more developers add in so Steam Deck players can get the best possible experience. It already worked very nicely out of the box, but hey more tweaks that the developer has directly tested is always welcome.

You can see my previous look at the performance in the below video:

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Some of the new features in this update include:

  • Full Deck Draw
    • Play all 15 cards from your deck at the start of a Campaign for all difficulties.
    • Developer Note: We felt like the 15 card draw in No Hope went over well with the community, and wanted to roll out this option to all difficulties. In the future we are considering adding multiple deck styles like ordered draw and full random decks. Some difficulties have been rebalanced to work better with this feature.
  • Player Kicking
    • The new Player Kicking system identifies and allows kicking from a Mission when a Cleaner is idle for too long or deals too much friendly fire damage.
    • Developer Note: We discussed this feature at length to try and do what's best for the community, so we want to try this conditional kick feature that will only trigger if someone is playing outside the bounds of the game. We also feel that the traditional Vote to Kick can be exploitable and toxic. This feature is not final and we will be monitoring it closely.
  • New banners, sprays, and emblems
  • 12 New Burn Cards
  • New Warped Chest Corruption Cards
  • New Cleaner skins
  • Legendary Accessories
  • A more detailed breakdown of Supply Points, Copper, and Skull Totems is now present on the post-round screen.

You can buy it on Humble Store and Steam.

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4 comments

M@GOid 9 Jun
As a big time L4D2 player (over 3,000 hrs), this game was such a disappointment. I played the demo they released and it don't hold a candle near the Valve game. And their claim of fame of being "the creators of L4D" is a scam. As a YT video pointing every problem with it, the real true slogan is "the creators of Evolve".
Drakker 9 Jun
The game is not Left 4 Dead for sure, the level design is nowhere near close to the masterpiece that is Left 4 Dead, but it doesn't mean its a bad game. It's different, but I have the feeling that in 2-3 years after a few updates and some balancing its going to be an awesome game. But its not a casual game like Left 4 Dead, you need to play it a lot just to build a good deck. It's really a game targeted at more hardcore gamers. I'll keep playing Left 4 Dead with more casual friends, but for our small inner circle of experienced gamers, Back 4 Blood is nice and we are having fun.

To put it simply, this should be an early access game at this point, its not ready. A very promising early access game though.
Amazing how a hardware release that the majority of people who ordered one (to date) still don’t own, causes developers to change their tune of “it can’t be done” to “now available on Linux with continued support”.

Because the truth is that pre-Steam Deck the real response was “it won’t be done, because market share”. But what changed about Linux marketshare? Surely Steam Deck is still a drop in the bucket.
Quoting: itscalledrealityAmazing how a hardware release that the majority of people who ordered one (to date) still don’t own, causes developers to change their tune of “it can’t be done” to “now available on Linux with continued support”.

Because the truth is that pre-Steam Deck the real response was “it won’t be done, because market share”. But what changed about Linux marketshare? Surely Steam Deck is still a drop in the bucket.
True enough. I guess there are three key things the Steam Deck has that the Linux desktop does not:
1. The perception of rapid growth; they think with some reason that there will be significant market share.
2. A hardware manufacturer which is large and has a big sales channel
3. Propaganda Buzz


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 9 June 2022 at 3:57 pm UTC
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