Back 4 Blood is an online multiplayer survival game that is often referred to as the spiritual successor to the celebrated Left 4 Dead series.

Developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game was released in October 2021. It takes inspiration from Left 4 Dead and improves on various aspects such as visuals.


Last month, players said that they were getting a Microsoft Store Game Pass error . Now, Back 4 Blood players are reporting that they are experiencing ghost bullets.

Many say that nothing comes out when shooting a bullet. There is no sound and damage but the gun recoils with the game registering that a bullet is consumed.

Some say that they experienced it since launch while others say it has amplified after the December update. Players suggest that ghost bullets are most noticeable on single-shot guns such as revolvers and shotguns when playing on high latency.


So like everyone else, i appreciate the direction on some decisions made on the game. After 2 Months of release it finally feels playable on the balance side of things. But the Lag/Desync got worse, Ghost Bullets are extreme now and i personally got performance dips (figured im not alone here). So while the balance got better, actually playing feels so much worse. Stuff like Ghost Bullets and Desync have been day one issues and it took Ghost Bullets 2 Months to even make it to the Trello like some sort of minor thing. Personally i am not willing to wait another couple of months to finally get a working product.

Anyone else running into a problem where shots for single-fire guns sometimes don’t register? It would give a recoil, but there would be no sound or shot registered and ammo would be consumed. Happens fairly often for me, maybe about 1 in 7 shots and sometimes multiple shots in a row. I’ve had runs where it would happen more often than others, and on the rare case not happen at all. I play with three others, and I’m the only one to have this problem. Does anyone know how to fix this?

This is really frustrating, especially if you are surrounded by a zombie horde with low health or ammo and the shot doing no damage.

Thankfully, it looks like Turtle Rock Studios is aware of Back 4 Blood ghost bullets. On their Trello board, the bug is labeled as “High Priority” with a comment suggesting that a fix won’t be coming this year.

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We hope the developers fix it after the holidays since it is ruining the gameplay experience for many.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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