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Back 4 Blood Children of the Worm enlargement provides new character, story chapter, and extra later this month

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Co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood has been a giant hit — a lot in order that Chinese gaming big Tencent acquired developer Turtle Rock Studios not lengthy after the game launched. Since then, Back 4 Blood has seen a gradual stream of latest content material, including new playable characters (aka Cleaners), highly effective weapons, and extra. The subsequent enlargement arrives in just some weeks.

Children of Worm launches Tuesday, August 30, and it’s including quite a bit to the game. Taking heart stage (and the middle of the promo picture beneath) is “Prophet” Dan, a brand new Cleaner. Turtle Rock calls him a “a gun toting, self-proclaimed preacher of the end times” in its Steam group update, and given the citation marks round his nickname, he does look like a quite suspicious particular person. If you don’t belief him, that’s OK — the enlargement additionally provides eight new character skins, together with the a dozen weapon skins.

Back 4 Blood Children of the Worm enlargement provides new character, story chapter, and extra later this month
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Children of the Worm additionally provides a pair of completely new weapons: the self-explanatory Bear Trap and the Lockjaw, a rifle wrapped in barbed wire. Those comes with new equipment and playing cards too, in fact. That ought to all turn out to be useful as you go up towards a “new enemy threat” that seems to be a bunch of fellow people that wield weapons of their very own — the titular Children, almost certainly. On high of all that, the enlargement additionally provides a fifth act to the game’s marketing campaign. The hooked up picture exhibits what appears to be like like a shanty city constructed right into a cave wall, which might be where we’ll face off towards these new enemies.

We know that Children of the Worm is coming on the finish of the month, however we don’t at the moment know what it’ll value. For reference, the game’s first enlargement, Tunnels of Terror, was priced at $14.99 USD / £11.99. At least you’ll be capable of buy the brand new one on any platform and nonetheless play with your mates, due to the game’s crossplay help.