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Back 4 Blood preorder: Different editions, bonuses, and where to buy

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Fans have been asking for a sequel to the co-op zombie shooters Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 for years, and it's finally coming (unofficially) in the form of Back 4 Blood, which is being developed by many of the same people that made the Left 4 Dead games. As such, it features a modernized version of the gameplay experience that fans originally fell in love with. The game also includes a card-based loadout system that dynamically alters how each playthrough feels, which helps keep the game replayable and fresh no matter how many times you play it. Basically, Back 4 Blood is everything a Left 4 Dead fan could want, and there's a very good chance it could end up being one of the best Xbox games.

Back 4 Blood is expected to release officially on Oct. 12, 2021, but fans can play the Back 4 Blood beta right now if they choose to preorder the game. If you're planning on snagging your copy ahead of the game's launch but aren't aware of what editions there are or what bonuses you get beyond beta access, don't worry. We've got you covered with an overview on everything you need to know about Back 4 Blood preorders, including what editions are available, what bonuses you get, and where you can buy Back 4 Blood.

Back 4 Blood preorder: Available editions

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There are three editions of Back 4 Blood available for preorder: the Standard Edition, the Digital Deluxe Edition, and the Ultimate Edition. All three editions of the game are available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, PS5, PS4, and Windows PCs.

Back 4 Blood Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of the game is the simplest edition of the game to preorder, and at $60, it's also the most affordable. Notably, the Standard Edition is also available in both physical and digital formats. Here's a look at what you get in the Standard Edition:

  • Back 4 Blood game
    • Co-op PvE campaigns
    • PvP Swarm mode
  • Open Beta early access
    • Available from Aug. 5, 2021 to Aug. 9, 2021

Back 4 Blood Digital Deluxe Edition

The Back 4 Blood Digital Deluxe Edition is exclusive to digital platforms and features some extra features that the Standard Edition doesn't offer. However, it's also more expensive at $90. Here's a look at what you get in the Digital Deluxe Edition:

  • Back 4 Blood game
    • Co-op PvE campaigns
    • PvP Swarm mode
  • Open Beta early access
    • Available from Aug. 5, 2021 to Aug. 9, 2021
  • 4 days early access to Back 4 Blood
  • Annual Pass
    • Three content drops
    • New story
    • New playable characters
    • Special mutated Ridden
    • Other unspecified additions

Back 4 Blood Ultimate Edition

Finally, there's the Back 4 Blood Ultimate Edition, which is available in both physical and digital forms and includes everything that's in the previous two editions, as well as some exclusive in-game items. As a result, it's the most expensive edition at $100, however. Here's everything you get in the Ultimate Edition:

  • Back 4 Blood game
    • Co-op PvE campaigns
    • PvP Swarm mode
  • Open Beta early access
    • Available from Aug. 5, 2021 to Aug. 9, 2021
  • 4 days early access to Back 4 Blood
  • Annual Pass
    • Three content drops
    • New story
    • New playable characters
    • Special mutated Ridden
    • Other unspecified additions
  • 4 Character Battle Hardened Skin Pack
  • Additional exclusive in-game items
    • Rare Banner
    • Emblem
    • Spray
    • Title

Back 4 Blood preorder: Bonuses

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In addition to the various bonuses that you get from the different Back 4 Blood editions, preordering any of the editions will also net you a set of four exclusive Fort Hope Elite weapon skins. The skins are for the M4 Carbine Rifle, Uzi SMG, 870 Express Shotgun, and the RPK LMG. These skins feature green, brown, and black camo.

As previously mentioned, preordering the game also gets you access to the Early Access Open Beta that's running from Aug. 5, 2021 until Aug. 9, 2021.

Back 4 Blood: Where to buy

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In terms of where you can preorder Back 4 Blood, physical editions of the game are available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop. Meanwhile, digital versions of the game can be purchased from the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.

Notably, there are currently no known physical editions of the game available for PC players. This is likely due to the fact that very few modern PCs have a disc drive and because most players prefer to use digital storefronts such as Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.