Back 4 Blood, a game that prides itself on being the second (or third) coming of the Left 4 Dead franchise, has finally arrived. This game has been celebrating its open beta launch and during this time, fans have been welcomed into Fort Hope and been tasked with pushing back the Ridden infestation in any way possible. However, alongside the intense combat, there is a new card system mechanic that gives this game a more roguelike feel.
Players will be able to collect and equip cards that offer unique perks for each campaign that they embark on. However, you may be unaware of what cards are available to the player and the last thing we want to do is leave you unprepared. So here is a guide explaining the card, Marathon Runner.
What is The Marathon Runner Card in Back 4 Blood?
Marathon Runner is a card that allows you a much more diverse range of movement when engaging with the devil worm spawn in B4B. While in normal circumstances, if you were to move sideways or backwards, your character would move much slower and leave you susceptible to a Ridden attack as they closed in on your position, Marathon Runner stops this from happening. With this card equipped, you move at the same pace regardless of what direction you are travelling in. Meaning that you can strafe and backpedal at pace while still pumping lead into your enemy.
Whether this card is just a situational perk or a top card will depend on your playstyle. If you often find yourself running from the horde, then having this perk to fall back on may be beneficial. However, if you tend to hang back and keep your distance from the heat of battle, this card may not be of that much use to you. So assess your current play style and see where the marathon Runner card slots in for you.
How Do I Earn Cards in Back For Blood?
The player earns cards in Back for Blood by completing supply lines. This is basically like a battle pass that a player can use to obtain new cards so long as they complete campaigns and earn XP to do so. Players can speed up this progress by using corruption cards that offer extra rewards but also make the action much more difficult throughout the campaign. So if you want to expand your basic card deck, get out there and complete some levels.
What is the Relevance of the Top Card?
Your leading card in the Back 4 Blood card deck is your most important card. Unlike the other cards in this deck, this card will be active for your entire campaign. So make sure that you choose a particularly powerful card that is conducive to your overall playstyle.
So that is our quick guide explaining the Marathon Runner card in Back 4 Blood. What did you make of this guide? Was this helpful and informative for you? Which card on the roster has caught your eye? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.