In the period where the TV series, The Walking Dead was in it’s heyday, the gaming scene was rife with zombie games. Some weren’t up to the AAA standard and were merely cashing in on a culture wave. However, some were excellent and blew us all away. Games like Left 4 Dead galvanised the co-op gaming genre and left a lasting mark on the zombie apocalypse genre too. Back 4 Blood, this game’s spiritual successor aims to follow in this game’s footsteps, galvanising the genre and bringing it back into the spotlight
So with that in mind, we thought now would be as good a time as any to analyse the various Ridden that you will encounter throughout the game. So that you can get to know them and know how to handle them before you jump into the fray. In this guide we take a look at the special Ridden variant, the Hag.
What is a Hag in Back 4 Blood?
The Hag is a special boss variant within the Back 4 Blood universe. In terms of sheer power and potential danger, this monster in up there with the other special Ridden variant, the Ogre. This is basically Back 4 Blood’s answer to Left 4 Dead’s Witch. However, instead of manically swiping at players with her huge, sharp talons. This hag does something even more unsettling. When attacked, this creature will open its wide jaws and will inhale any Cleaner unlucky enough to be within the vicinity.
These creatures in terms of appearance are about the size of a Bruiser if you want to compare them to the other existing monsters. It has a human form in terms of body composition but its face is gone, instead replaced with a series of tentacles, appendages and tiny arms that grasp the player, pulling them into the jaws of the creature. While it may not be the largest of creatures on the roster, there is an argument that it could be the most unsettling design of them all.
The most important thing to remember when fighting a Hag is that one, you don’t have to. If you don’t attack or aggravate this creature, they will not attack you. However, should you choose to take on this creature. We would urge you to lay traps, have a formation set up, be fully locked and loaded and also attack from a distance, because when this thing comes for you and gets up close, your game is as good as over. So be sure to consult with your team before you go pumping rounds into this special Ridden variant.
So that is our enemy guide for the Back 4 Blood Ridden variant, the Hag. What do you make of this enemy? Do you think this will be the toughest of the lot? If not, which one do you think poses the biggest challenge? Let us known in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.