The last major update for Back 4 Blood has been released and it’s called Children of the Worm. This horrible expansion brings some important additions for long-term players. In addition to new features and bug fixes, we also have new campaign content.
Back 4 Blood also had a minor Halloween update (opens in new tab) which aired on October 11, 2022. Just in time for the spooky season, it’s set to bring you all the trick-or-treating goodness. Be sure to log in before Halloween Eve to make the most of all the great additions.
Read on to find out everything that’s new in Back 4 Blood’s latest major update, Children of the Worm.
Back 4 Blood update: straight to the point
- What is it? Children of the Worm is the last update for Back 4 Blood
- When can I play? Available now
- What can I play on? PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC
Back 4 Blood update: release date and platforms
Children of the Worm was released on August 30, 2022. It introduced us to four new mysterious and masked enemies, along with a new religiously chaotic Cleaner. With all these new additions, it’s up to you to navigate and take down the Children of the Worm.
As for the next big update, Turtle Rock hasn’t confirmed what’s next for its next big expansion. So far, they are producing minor updates in September and October. But we will keep this page updated as soon as we know more.
Back 4 Blood update: trailers
There are a bunch of new trailers for Back 4 Blood’s Children of the Worm, but unfortunately we can’t show them here due to age restrictions. However, you can check out the launch trailer below:
Back 4 Blood Updates: New Campaign
Arguably the biggest part of this new expansion, Children of the Worm adds a new six-chapter act for players to experience. This also comes with a new Duffel Bag item, which players can carry until the end of a quest to receive a reward.
The Children of the Worm will be their biggest threat, but it’s still unclear who they really are. You’ll have to fight the Riders and the Children of the Worm now. Defeating this mysterious group and finding the survivors they’ve taken hostage.
Back 4 Blood Update: New Cleaners
“Prophet” Dan is Fort Hope’s newest Cleaner, described as an Irishman driven by delusions. Having been separated from his “herd”, Dan is off to retrieve them from the Children of the Worm.
Playing with him allows us to see unusual events around Dan while reviving a teammate, and respawn also provides random status effects. His abilities also impact the team, as other survivors will now experience damage resistance along with knockback immunity. Dan is also fiercely loyal if a teammate is incapacitated, Dan will experience enhanced combat prowess.
Available in Campaign and Swarm PvP for DLC owners, it can be unlocked in Swarm PvP for everyone else.
Back 4 Blood update: new weapons and items
The October Back 4 Blood update provides a bunch of new items. Now you can get your hands on everything you could ever want when fighting hordes of Ridden. You will also have in your hands a bunch of new weapons. Along with some major updates to the shooting range. Expansion 2’s new weapons, along with a minigun, will be ready for you to test at range.
There are also eight new expansion-exclusive Cleaner skins and some non-exclusive ones as well. Along with more banners, sprays, and emblems, Children of the Worm has a lot of good stuff.
- bear trap
- bait jar
- smoke grenade
Back 4 Blood Update: New Enemies
The Children of the Worm are the newest enemies to be added to Back 4 Blood. these assailants wearing gas masks target survivors on the Kanowa River shore.
The Children of the Worm can be divided into these subgroups: the bow and arrow wielding “Crone”. The “Sniper” happy on the trigger. A toxic attacker, the “Pusflinger”. Finally, the gigantic tank is called the “Slasher”.
While the motive remains unclear, the events share a common thread, the kidnapping of a few survivors. Sadly, many are shot down on sight.
However, this information appears to be faulty. It conflicts with Ridden’s previously documented behavior, so it begs the question. Is this a new mutation of something far more sinister?
Back 4 Blood update: new cards
The August Back 4 Blood update introduced a new Burn Card, 11 new Player Cards, as well as two new Director Cards.
Here is the list of all cards added in the Children of the Worm update:
- ammo mule
- belt buckle
- body armor
- double grenade bag
- shoulder bag
- Utility belt
- guns out
- headband magnifying glass
- Meat grinder
- Optical Enthusiast
- padded suit
- energy recharge
- Rhythmic Breathing
- baseball pitcher
- injured animal
- Life insurance