There’s an early mission in Back 4 Blood that encapsulates everything that’s brilliant about it. Your squad of four aims to reunite with a convoy of survivors, and the only way of making it up to the rendezvous is through the bowels and across the deck of a crashed ferry that’s teeming with undead.
It’s a breakneck dash for survival in which you’re constantly flicking between rotting heads, checking on your teammates, and changing routes to avoid minibosses. If someone goes down the whole team needs to circle back, throw up defences like barbed wire, and hold the position long enough for your medic to get them back to their feet. When you finally reach the other side there’s a bounty of supplies and a minigun emplacement, which provides just enough firepower to stem the tide of zombies that’s spilling onto the deck of the ferry. But the mission is far from over.
If you just retreat, then eventually the zombies will continue crossing the bridge and make it to your stronghold. You’ve got to sink the ferry, which means that /somehow/ you’ve got to punch a way through the throng of hungry ghouls. There are two bombs that need planting at opposite ends of the ship’s lowest deck. We need someone manning the minigun to keep the top deck clear, two people to go in and plant the charges, and someone to guard them while they’re vulnerable.
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