Back 4 Blood DLC only needs to be bought by one player per party

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Turtle Rock Studios has said that the Back 4 Blood post-launch DLC won't divide the player base. The devs revealed if players are in a party with one person who has bought the content, then everyone involved gets access.

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On a developer-run blog post, it was revealed that in PvE, "if your party leader owns a paid content drop, you will be able to play that content with them." Nobody will having have to purchase the maps, gameplay, and campaigns that will be involved if that party leader has it. Turtle Rock goes onto to definitively say: "No separation. No exclusion. No split." Though the more modern battle pass systems and seasons might have informed this decision, the post-launch struggles of the developer's previous game — asymmetric monster hunter game Evolve — probably made the decision much easier.

Back 4 Blood's PvP will also allow all premium content to be freely unlocked. If one is so inclined, they can earn "new playable characters and Ridden in PvP, for free, through progression," or just take the easy way out and buy it. In matches, all players will be using the same cards, regardless of purchases. Potentially wonderful news for trophy hunters looking for DLC trophies but not wanting to stump up the cash, so long as they're not locked to hosts only, of course.

"We hope this answers some of your questions about what we’re doing to make sure there is no pay-to-win or community separation. Right now, we’re still fully focused on getting Back 4 Blood out the door, and we’ll provide more information on post-launch content later on," Turtle Rock continues.

Back 4 Blood launches on PS4 and PS5 on October 12th. Is this your jam? Has this changed your mind about the game? Did you play Evolve? I have so many questions for you and the perfect place to answer them is down below.
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and explosive racers — before an evening swim.
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