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Back4Blood is finally here, the spiritual successor to Left4Dead has finally landed on all major platforms…

 

Back4Blood pits you and a team of three others against hordes of ferocious Ridden. A deadly parasite has turned humans into frightening creatures hell bent on overthrowing civilisation. Classic zombie coop action awaits in one of the most anticipated PC titles of 2021.

**WARNING, BACK4BLOOD IS A PEGI 18 RATED TITLE, CONTENT IN THIS ARTICLE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS**

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Back4Blood features a 4 player Cooperative Campaign where you must work together to survive. The game can be played with 3 friends online or you can go solo. With 8 customisable Cleaners to choose from, there is a host of lethal weapons and power ups that allow you to build your character

Back4Blood also features a competitive multiplayer service which pits teams of Cleaners against the terrifying Ridden. Both sides have unique special abilities and weapons that create a unique team based multiplayer experience.

Back4Blood is available to buy now on Steam and Epic Games Store.

Gamepass Subscribers can download the standard edition of Back4Blood on Microsoft XBOX Gamepass for PC.

All qualifying Stormforce Gaming systems now includes a one-month long pass for Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Back4Blood System Requirements

Back4Blood doesnt require a really powerful system to run well. This game feels incredibly well optimised on mid range hardware and runs nicely on entry level video cards and processors. We tried the title on a variety of new and old systems ranging from entry level to high end and each system provided really promising performance results.

Most Stormforce Gaming systems with a GTX 1650 or higher will play the game at 1080p but even modest hardware will see pleasing performance from this title.

even using hardware from a few generations ago such as the older GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, Back4Blood provided smooth framerates with very few drops in framerate or frame pacing issues.

16GB of system memory does feel necessary for a smooth gaming experience and a fast CPU certainly seems to have a very positive impact on framerates but neither are 100% necessary to play the game.

We suggest trying to run the game on the High preset as this strikes a nice balance between visual fidelity and performance.

Back4Blood supports AMD FidelityFX and NVIDIA DLSS upscaling technologies and we suggest turning them on to enhance performance of the title if your video card supports it.

 

MINIMUM PC SPECS
OS 64-bit Windows 10
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 (3.3 GHz) OR AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (3.4 GHz)
RAM 8 GB
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 570
DX VERSION DX 12
STORAGE 40 GB HDD
NOTES 1080p / 60fps / Low Quality Settings

 

RECOMMENDED PC SPECS
64-bit Windows 10
Intel Core i5-8400 (2.8 GHz) OR AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (3.6 GHz)
12 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 590
DX 12
40 GB SSD
1080p / 60fps / High Quality Settings

ULTRA 4K SPECS
64-bit Windows 10
Intel Core i7-8700K (3.70 GHz) OR AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (3.70 GHz)
16 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OR AMD Radeon RX 6800
DX 12
40 GB SSD
2160p / 60fps / Epic Quality Settings / DLSS – Quality / FSR – Quality

 

Stormforce Gaming -Spec Suggestions

1080p Entry Level System – Stormforce Gaming recommends systems from our GTX 1650, GTX 1660 and GTX 1660Ti ranges.

1080p HD – Stormforce Gaming recommends Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060/AMD Radeon RX 6600XT or higher

1440p QHD – Stormforce Gaming recommends Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060/AMD Radeon RX 6700XT or higher

4k UHD – Stormforce Gaming recommends Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060Ti/AMD Radeon RX 6800 or higher

 

 

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EA Play on XBOX Game Pass

EA Play & Bethesda comes to XBOX Game Pass for PC

EA Play has been added to the XBOX Game Pass for PC app…

Last week EA Play has finally arrived and joined the wealth of top tier games available for Game Pass subscribers. EA Play is included in the monthly cost of Game Pass and brings popular franchises from the EA Games catalogue to the Game Pass service. Need for Speed, Battlefield, Star Wars, EA Sports and more are now available to download and play on Game Pass with no additional subscriptions required.

With the addition of EA Play, older ‘must play’ franchises like Dead Space, Mass Effect and Mirror’s Edge are all on offer and it is a great time to try out these titles if you missed them the first time around.

EA Play access via XBOX Game Pass for PC also provides a discount on purchases of EA digital content and trial access to full versions of selected new game releases.

Check out the full EA Play line up HERE. With new games being added all the time, it has never been a better time to take advantage of the instant game library and superb value that XBOX Game Pass for PC offers to gamers.

 

Getting Started with EA Play

The process for installing a game from the EA Play catalogue is slightly different. You will need an EA account to link to your existing XBOX account to be able to take advantage of the extra titles on the service.

You will need to download the EA Desktop App which will allow you to download and install games from the EA Play catalogue. This is presented as an automatic download if you attempt to install an EA Play game from the XBOX app. It is worth keeping in mind that if you use the EA Origin app to launch your EA games already then you will need to close this down in order to run the EA Desktop App. The good news is that any EA games you have installed on Origin will be automatically detected and work with the EA Desktop App and Game Pass.

This guide posted on the XBOX YouTube channel talks you through the process of linking your EA and XBOX accounts to access all of the new content available

 

Bethesda Games

XBOX Game Pass has been expanding over the past month with the addition of a huge range of titles from Bethesda adding huge titles to the lineup for subscribers to the service. DOOM, Dishonored, Skyrim, Fallout and more are all now available to play on Game Pass for PC and current subscribers can access these titles within the Game Pass app.

If you are a Stormforce Gaming customer with an XBOX Game Pass trial on your system, now is a great time to activate the free 1 month trial to take advantage of the extra games on offer. Read more HERE on how to get started with your trial for XBOX Game Pass for PC.

If you are considering a new gaming system from Stormforce Gaming, our range of systems that ship with a free one month trial of XBOX Game Pass for PC is the perfect way to get started with a huge library of games for your new gaming system.

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XBOX Game Pass for PC

Microsoft XBOX Game Pass for PC on Stormforce Gaming Systems

XBOX Game Pass for PC has transformed the way that modern PC Gaming is delivered…

Microsoft XBOX Game Pass for PC allows you to play over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, plus enjoy all the benefits of EA Play coming towards the end of 2020.
EA Play gives members instant access to a collection of the best EA titles available as well as early trials on selected titles and special member-only content.

Digital content delivery services have revolutionised the way that PC Gamers choose their latest games. Whilst this was convenient and easy to use it becomes very expensive buying one or two games every month.
Game purchase via digital delivery services would mean a high initial outlay and the potential for problematic refund procedures if you didn’t like the title.

Game Pass for PC does away with all of this. Your monthly subscription service from Microsoft provides you instant access to the latest and greatest blockbuster titles and indie favourites. Simply download the game you want to play and get going straight away. If the game isn’t for you, uninstall it and try something else. There are no restrictions on the platform or extra charges outside of your monthly subscription fee.Game Pass Home Page

New and exciting titles are added all of the time so there will always be something interesting that caters for your tastes. You will also have full access to new PC games from Xbox Game Studios the day they launch.

The Game Pass for PC app is built into Microsoft Windows 10 so there is nothing for you to install other than games.

For gamers who have a Stormforce Gaming PC and a Microsoft XBOX console, upgrading to Game Pass Ultimate gives you all the benefits of Game Pass for PC as well as on XBOX consoles!

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How to get started with your Stormforce Gaming PC & Microsoft XBOX Game Pass for PC

As Microsoft partners, Stormforce Gaming provides a one month free trial of Game Pass with qualifying systems providing you with instant access to a huge library of top tier games to get up and running with as soon as your system arrives.

When you first switch on your new Stormforce Gaming PC and hit the desktop, your system will alert you that there are items that come with your device.

  • Click ‘Get it now’ or search in the taskbar for ‘Windows Store’.
  • On the Home tab of the Windows Store you will be presented with Game Pass for PC.
  • Click ‘Get’ and sign in using your Microsoft account details or create a new account.
  • The wizard will then allow you to subscribe and choose a payment method for future months after your trial period.
  • Once completed, you can go to the XBOX Game Pass for PC app and start browsing for titles to play!

On the main XBOX Game Pass for PC app you can browse titles by Recently Added, Most Popular or have the app randomly suggest your next adventure.

When you select a game to install, the game page will provide an overview of the game with important information like System Requirements and game ratings. All Game Pass for PC titles will have an ‘Included with Game Pass’ tag above them so you know it is part of your subscription. Just hit the green Install button to start the game download.

Installing Game Pass for PC Titles

After the game has finished downloading you can launch from the icons on the far left of the app and get into the game!

XBOX Game Pass for PC comes preloaded with a one month free trial on qualifying system specifications.

To view the range of Stormforce Gaming systems with XBOX Game Pass for PC – Click Here