With Back 4 Blood currently closed, soon to be open, beta in progress, players are finding that Turtle Rock Studio Ridden isn't just problematic because they're trying to eat your face.
Zombies are often not considered the most honest members of society, but throughout Back 4 Blood's ongoing Closed Beta, it seems like they're a bit worse than usual, as a few Twitter users noticed that they say things they shouldn't, especially the n word.
As a result of what is believed to be faulty audio, a Twitter user and a Twitch streamer HomBKE caught one of the zombies shouting insult while charming towards him, before quickly shooting him down asking "what did you call me?" "
WB Games was quick to release a statement explaining what's going on and that line definitely shouldn't be happening. Speaking to Kotaku, the publisher wrote that “our team has been made aware of the offensive language that may be heard while playing the game. It was not recorded or was never intended to be part of our gameplay.
According to the statement provided by publisher Back 4 Blood, “The audio is the result of two different ridden growls playing simultaneously and which when heard together sound like that word. "
Fortunately, WB Games and Turtle Rock Studio are committed to fixing these problematic zombies, as the statement continues to say that they are "working diligently to resolve this issue, which should be completed in time for beta or when the game launches." . Hopefully this issue can be fixed before the beta begins later this week, as that's definitely not what you want to hear while playing the game.
The Back 4 Blood Open Beta will begin later this week on August 12 and will be available until August 16. Back 4 Blood is slated to launch on October 12 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS5, PS4, Steam, and the Epic Store. Back 4 Blood will also be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one.