Back 4 Blood boasts eight Cleaners or operatives for players to control as they battle their way through hordes or ridden, each with their abilities as buffs at their disposal. Finding who to play as may be difficult and might leave some players with second thoughts, so how can they switch characters?

To change characters in Back 4 Blood, head back to the main menu to start a new game. After characters are locked in, there is no way to change to someone else until the current run concludes.

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Once a match has started, players cannot select another character to play until they return to the main menu and start another game. There is one exception to this rule, however:

  • Should players join a session in progress, they can change to their preferred character once the current round ends. Make sure to choose carefully, as there won’t be another chance to change characters.

Back 4 Blood is available now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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