Back 4 blood is a beacon of hope for the zombie game loving collective. After letdowns in recent years sullying the good name of zombie epics, we are looking at you Days Gone. It’s finally time to jump back into some chaotic zombie co-op action. This game has lots of excellent maps, new characters with unique abilities and a compelling story but today, we are looking at the enemies on offer. In this guide, we want to get you up to speed with the ridden variant, the Reeker.
What is a Reeker In Back 4 Blood?
Reekers are essentially the Back 4 Blood equivalent of Bloaters from Left for dead. These are huge, bloated and mutated creatures which need to be dealt with in a very specific manner or they will alert the horde and see a swarm of zombie’s close in on your position. They have a weak spot in their belly that allows players to take them out as they ooze their puss onto the ground instead of your fellow cleaners. This should be done at a safe distance which isn’t too hard as they are slow moving creatures. These monsters have a strong melee attack and work well from close range so players should always be aware of their position. Then in terms of appearance, this mutant is rather top-heavy with a bulky frame, then on the torso, shoulders and head, there is a mass of puss and fungus to the point that only this creatures mouth is visible.
Are There Other Reeker Variants?
Yes, like some other Ridden variants such as the Tall Boys and the Stinger, the Reeker also has unique variants. These are the Exploder and the Retch, respectively. Here is a brief description for each of these variants below:
Retch: The Retch is a much more hench version of the Reeker and offers a unique ability which sets it apart. This creature is also known as a vomiter due to it’s ability to projectile vomit pools of acid directly at the player. This will deal direct damage and will also leave a pool behind that will deal environmental damage if anyone stands in the area.
Exploder: Then the Exploder is a unique variant of the Reeker that uses its explosion action as its sole weapon. This monster triggers its death explosion and hones in on a target in a kamikaze fashion. So you’ll need to evade the large blast zone or you will take huge damage and have the horde on top of you within seconds.
So that is our enemy guide for the Back 4 Blood Ridden variant, the Reeker. 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.