What are Cards in Back 4 Blood?

Card Time.

Back 4 Blood brings the classic cooperative zombie hunting reminiscing of the classic, Left 4 Dead. While Back 4 Blood boasts harbors many similarities with Left 4 Dead, it has its unique features, including the Card system.

Cards are an upgrade system in Back 4 Blood that allows players to increase their character and team capabilities in battle. At the beginning of each level, players can select a card for additional boosts. These cards have a variety of uses and several classes:

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Reflex: Cards that specialize in movement-based upgrades such as stamina, speed, and weapon swap speed.

  • Example: Cross Trainers

Discipline: Improve the effectiveness of other abilities, including maximum ammo capacity.

  • Example: Ammo Pouch

Brawn: Cards centered around buffing damage or improved physical ability, such as increased melee strength, higher max health, and bonus attack power after killing bosses.

  • Example: Confident Killer

Fortune: The game’s more random and sporadic Card class includes a variety of buffs that range from increased offensive output to run and gun capabilities.

  • Example: Run and Gun

Players can create their card decks and determine which cards they’ll get first by heading to the Deck Manager in the lobby menu.

Remember that the equipped cards are removed and returned to the deck once a run ends, meaning players cannot indefinitely fit them between save files.

Back 4 Blood is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Check out our other guides for more on Back 4 Blood, like How to Unlock Characters in Back 4 Blood here on Pro Game Guides.

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