Back 4 Blood is an eagerly awaited first person shooter, spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead. As per tradition, the player must take down hordes of screaming zombies, ready to fight. The screams of zombies are normally nonsense, but players have realized that some seem like a racial slur against people of color. Warner Bros. quickly explained the matter.
Precisely, as you can also hear yourself in the video shared via tweet below, the scream of the zombies sounds like the word “nigger”, which we do not believe is necessary to translate. Obviously it is not a desired thing but it is the result of an error. Warner Bros. said: “Our team has been made aware of the abusive language that can be heard during the game. It was not recorded or ever intended as part of our gameplay. The audio is the result of two different roars of the game. Ridden which sound simultaneously and which, when heard together, sound like that word “.
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The sound will be removed , then, but not instantly. The publisher explains that the change will take place in time for the beta or at the latest for the launch. We remind you that the Back 4 Blood open beta will start on August 12, 2021 and will continue until August 16. The game will instead be available from 12 October on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4 and PS5. Furthermore, from D1 it will be published on Xbox Game Pass (both console and PC).
Speaking of Microsoft’s service, “being on Xbox Game Pass at launch is going to be crazy” for the authors of Back 4 Blood.