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Back 4 Blood Alpha | How to play the demo

Back 4 Blood is the long-awaited spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead from the original developer, Turtle Rock Studios. With Valve content to sit on the L4D franchise, B4B is the closest players will get to a new Left 4 Dead game for a while. Naturally, that’s got players excited. The Back 4 Blood alpha is right around the corner, so here’s how to register to play the demo on PC via Steam.

How to register for Back 4 Blood alpha access

Back 4 Blood alpha

The Back 4 Blood release date is June 22, 2021. It’s releasing for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The upcoming B4B closed alpha start date is Thursday, December 17, 2020. The developer hasn’t announced a Back 4 Blood alpha end date at the time of writing. Initially, the alpha is only available on Steam for PC, though that might change in the future.

To play the Back 4 Blood alpha, visit the game’s website and register. In the top right corner, click the “register for the closed alpha” button and enter a valid email address. Proceed to the next step, enter the approximate internet speed, then select Steam as the platform of choice. Click continue to finalize the B4B beta registration and be in with a chance of receiving access to the playable demo.

Alpha registration numbers will likely be high, as fans have been pining to play Left 4 Dead 3 (L4D3) for years now. Users will receive Back 4 Blood alpha keys on a “first come, first serve basis,” so don’t delay in registering for a chance to play the demo!

Originally announced in 2019, it wasn’t until The Game Awards 2020 that people got their first glimpse of Back 4 Blood gameplay. B4B managed to stand out as a highlight for many, despite being featured alongside numerous other exciting reveals. Among them were the likes of Ark 2 starring Vin Diesel and Final Fantasy VII villain Sephiroph joining the Smash roster.