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How to Unlock Other Characters

Back 4 Blood Walkthrough and Guide by Dennis (Sanzano)
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How to Unlock Other Characters

When you first start out in Back 4 Dead, you will only have access to four characters - Mom, Holly, Evangelo, and Walker. There are however eight playable characters in total that can be used, this How to Unlock Other Characters guide will tell you how to obtain them.

How to Unlock Other Characters

It is a simple process to unlock every character in Back 4 Blood, all you need to do is complete the co-op shooter's first act in its entirety. In order to do this, your squad needs to clear four separate stages in Act 1:

- Resurgence
- Tunnel of Blood
- Pain Train
- The Crossing.

The easiest way in which to clear Act 1 quickly is to play on Recruit mode first and preferably if possible play with real people, rather than bots. Once you successfully complete Act 1 you will see a cutsence of the remaining four characters who will now be available as playable characters in Back 4 Blood. These characters will be Hoffman, Doc, Jim, and Karlee. Having all eight characters unlocked will enable you to take advantage of their unique abilities during the game.

Character Abilities


Special Abilities
- One additional Support Item slot.
- Is capable of instantly reviving a downed ally once per level.

Team Ability
- Each ally gets an extra life (one extra incapacitation).


Special Abilities
- Healing items are 20 percent more effective.
- Has the ability to heal a player for 25 health, once per level.

Team Ability
- Teammates get an additional 25 percent Trauma Resistance.


Special Abilities
- Comes with an extra Offensive item slot.
- Increases the chance to find extra ammo after killing an enemy.

Team Ability
- Team gets 10 percent additional ammo capacity.


Special Abilities
- Can carry an extra Quick Slot item.
- Has the ability to sense hazards that may alert a horde.

Team Ability
- Increases Team Use Speed by 25%.


Special Abilities
- Aiming down the sights is 25 percent faster.
- Gains a 5 percent damage boost for each precision kill, stacking up to 50 percent, but loses the buff when he takes damage.

Team Ability
- Team gains a 10 percent damage increase to enemy weak spots.


Special Abilities
- Can regen stamina 25 percent faster.
- Has the ability to break free of grabs once every 60 seconds.

Team Ability
- Makes the team move 5 percent faster.


Special Abilities
- Has a flat 10 percent damage resistance increase.
- Will recover 10 stamina for each Ridden she kills.

Team Ability
- Gives everyone on the team an additional 25 stamina.

Check out our Weapon Tier List to find out what the best weapons are in Back 4 Blood.

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