Back 4 Blood – How to Play Solo

Back 4 Blood - How to Play Solo

Back 4 Blood is a multiplayer first-person shooter where up to four players work together against zombie-like creatures. For those of you that would prefer to play solo or even without a full group, there are bots to play with. With that said, bots may not be as smart as players and can get stuck, so be careful of that.

Continue reading our guide below for how to play solo. For those of you playing Back 4 Blood during the beta, you’ll want to know that solo play isn’t currently available. However, you may be able to trick the game by starting a full lobby and continuing to play if everyone leaves. This is because players that leave are replaced with bots.

How to Play Solo in Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood - Solo Campaign Option
Pull up the play screen shown in this picture by talking to a certain NPC at camp or pressing Tab on PC.

Once solo play is available, players should be able to enable it relatively easily. While it isn’t available in the current beta, you can still see how to enable it. As shown in the screenshot above, below the Versus mode button, there’s a faded out “Solo Campaign” one. This will likely give you an option to choose what mission you want to play or continue alone.

Also, the Preferences button below that has a few options for Matchmaking Preferences. One of which is the “Private Campaign Lobby” choice which can be toggled on or off. This is currently unavailable for the beta as well. I’d imagine this is for those of you that want to play with friends but not random players

Back 4 Blood - Matchmaking Preferences Screenshot
This screenshot of the in-game Matchmaking Preferences shows how you can customize your lobby slightly. Including enabling or disabling cross-platform play.

This makes sense especially if you don’t have a full group and prefer playing with a bot over another person online. Or even if you have a full party together and someone disconnects, you may want to keep that slot available. Especially since Back 4 Blood allows others to join a match in progress.

It’s worth mentioning that the Back 4 Blood FAQ confirms this game requires an internet connection to play. The solo mode unfortunately isn’t an offline version of it. So you’ll still need an internet connection to play.

If you have any other Back 4 Blood questions for me, feel free to ask in the comments below. This is a quickly put-together guide to help those playing the short beta right now. More content may be added later when the game completely releases on October 12, 2021.

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