Second Back 4 Blood DLC Expansion Comes Alive Later This Month

We finally have a name and release date for the second Back 4 Blood expansion, and it looks creepy as anything

Published: August 4, 2022 10:32 AM /


Four Cleaners gathered around an exit door in Back 4 Blood

The second Back 4 Blood DLC expansion has an official name and a release date. Children of the Worm will add a new story campaign, a brand new Cleaner to help you combat the threat, and lots more besides. It's tunneling its way to the game later this month.

What will the second Back 4 Blood DLC expansion bring?

If you played the first Back 4 Blood DLC expansion back in April, then you'll know roughly what kind of content to expect from this one. Children of the Worm will bring a new, terrifying-looking enemy threat for Back 4 Blood's cast of Cleaners to dispatch. Evening the odds is "Prophet" Dan, a brand new Cleaner with a decidedly end-of-the-world-preacher slant. Along with Dan and the new enemy threat, you'll also be able to get stuck into a new story campaign, which will serve as Act 5 of the overall Back 4 Blood story.

A banner showing all the content coming in the Back 4 Blood DLC Children of the Worm
There are lots coming in the new Back 4 Blood DLC Children of the Worm.

Children of the Worm will also add new weapons, including the rather painful-looking Lockjaw gun and Bear Trap. New character and weapon skins are also on the way, so if you're someone who likes to change the look of your Cleaner or the weapon they're toting, you'll have new options for doing that. The second Back 4 Blood DLC arrives on August 30th as a piece of paid DLC for which you'll need the base game. It's also included in the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of the game, as well as the Annual Pass if you bought that. 

What is Back 4 Blood?

Created by Turtle Rock Studios, Back 4 Blood is a first-person shooter and spiritual successor to the co-op shooter Left 4 Dead. It's essentially the same setup; you and your companions must fight your way through a series of stages riddled with the undead (or the "Ridden" in this case), and special undead types will appear periodically to ruin your day. Since the game launched late last year, it's received free updates adding features like an offline mode and the ability to kick players out of your group, among other things.

A Stinger enemy in Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood will seem familiar if you love Left 4 Dead.

You can pick up Back 4 Blood right now on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. The second DLC expansion, Children of the Worm, will launch across all platforms on August 30th, so make sure to mark your calendar. Developer Turtle Rock is apparently hiring right now for staffers to help work on a new story content for the game, so it looks like they're far from done with Back 4 Blood. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information on this game as and when we get it.

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