We’ve all been through those years during the PlayStation 3 generation where multiplayer titles like Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 split their player bases by charging for card packs. This meant you were kicked off playlists when those battle arenas were being shot and your friends couldn’t play together if they didn’t have the right content. Fortunately, those days are pretty much a thing of the past as developers are subsidizing free cards and characters with optional microtransactions. However, Back 4 Blood takes it a step further and essentially puts the power to play DLC in your hands.
Detailed in a blog post on the official site, the game requires that one person in your party have a piece of DLC, and then they can invite all of their friends to play alongside them. This means that if you have a group of dedicated friends that you play multiplayer titles with, only one of you needs to purchase the content in question. You can even alternate who buys what so that everyone makes an equal contribution.
While the prices for these expansions have not been shared, developer Turtle Rock Studios says the DLC will come in the form of maps, campaigns, and new gameplay opportunities. And while you don’t want to pay for extra content, you can earn it all at no cost anyway just by leveling up. “Plus, all PvP players have access to the same maps at the start of every match, whether those players have purchased content drops or not. “
This seems like a great approach to make sure the Friendship Groups don’t get split up because a member forgets to purchase the DLC when it comes time to play. As long as the player hosting the match owns the content, anyone who joins can play. As the blog post says, “No separation. No exclusion. No division. ” Good product!