Unless you’re already a pro at Back 4 Blood, you’re going to get hurt a lot while playing Turtle Rock Studios’ latest title. The good news is that the game features plenty of items you can use to heal yourself. Some of even apply to teammates to bring them back on their feet. The bad news is that learning how to heal effectively using these items takes some practice. This is especially true if you’re new to the game and don’t know where to find them. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about healing in Back 4 Blood.
How to Heal in Back 4 Blood
To heal in Back 4 Blood, you need to use healing items like Bandages, Medkits, and Pain Pills. These are found scattered all throughout the game’s various levels, most commonly tucked away inside supply crates. Once you have one of these healing items, you can simply select it in your inventory and use it to regain health. The button to use health items is either L2, LT, or right-click, depending on which platform you’re playing on.
Knowing how to heal in Back 4 Blood is just the first step, however. Equally important is knowing when to use each of these items. For instance, you can apply Bandages very quickly, but they only provide a small amount of health. In stark contrast are Medkits, which restore a lot of health but take the longest to apply, making them difficult to use when you’re busy shooting Ridden left and right. In addition to providing you with a huge health boost, Medkits come with the added benefit of being usable on hurt teammates. Keep that in mind when you’re playing co-op with your buddies.
Finally, Pain Pills can be used pretty much instantly but only provide a temporary health boost that deteriorates over time. If you’re lucky, you can also come across Defibrillators, which can be used to revive downed teammates.
Vendors, First Aid Stations, and Active Cards
Wondering how to heal when you can’t find any loot on the map? Well, you’re in luck because there are things you can do to get your health up that don’t require supply crates. You can simply buy Bandages and Medkits from the vendor screen at the beginning of the game. If you have enough Copper of course. While you’re there, you can also use the Refills section to get yourself back to full health. Keep in mind, though, that the refill button only restores health, not trauma.
If you’re looking for a way to restore both health and trauma, you’ll need to find a First Aid Cabinet. These generally appear behind locked doors in random locations throughout the level. Makes sure you have a Tool Kit on hand because you won’t be able to unlock the door otherwise.
In addition to all of that, Back 4 Blood also features a number of Active Cards that make healing and reviving easier. Some examples include Smelling Salts, Face Your Fears, and Living on a Prayer.
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