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Back 4 Blood: tips and strategies on how to best use Walker

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Undoubtedly one of the toughest Exterminators featured in Back 4 Blood is Elijah Walker, but figuring out how to best use this former war veteran's skills might not be that simple when you're in the middle of the fray.

The group of playable characters featured in Back 4 Blood is currently made up of eight Exterminators (surviving humans) and four Infested (aka zombies). Everyone is characterized in a unique way, using weapons and a fighting style different from their comrades. If you have decided to join the Back 4 Blood fray with Elijah Walker, in this guide you will find the fundamentals necessary to understand how to best use the skills of this character.



Fighting to survive

Among the four Human Exterminators that you will find available immediately at the first start of the game (the other four will be unlocked as the plot continues), one of them will be the former war veteran Elijah Walker. A former firearms soldier, Walker has a strong personality and will often characterize himself as the leader of the group. This is not a particularly difficult character to use, however in addition to being a classic frontline unit, Walker hides a tactical soul that is important to know how to best use to ensure victory in Back 4 Blood.

Walker's Role - How to best use Walker to survive in Back 4 Blood

The latter is substantially classifiable under the class standard soldier and he does a great job of keeping the Haunted hordes at bay, but he also does a great job of covering his comrades' backs. In essence, this is an excellent choice if you are a player with a direct style of play and devoted to pure action at the forefront (without, however, disdaining a certain degree of tactics). Ultimately, it does not matter if you are new to Back 4 Blood or have dozens of matches behind you, if you know how to use and make the most of its features, Walker can be a lethal teammate to have on your team at all costs.



Walker's Skills - How to best use Walker to survive in Back 4 Blood

Walker is a soldier who specializes in firefights, and as such is endowed with some passive abilities that allow him to successfully thin the enemy ranks, without however neglecting some support to the team.

  • Precision kills grant a 20% bonus to Walker's accuracy for 5 seconds
  • Walker deals 10% extra damage
  • Squad Effect: +10 squad health

Best Weapons - How to best use Walker to survive in Back 4 Blood

Among the characters of Back 4 Blood, Walker is perhaps one of those who most demonstrate that they know very well how to use a weapon, and it is almost obvious at this point that the best equipment for the latter consists mainly of long-range weapons. Among these, assault rifles such as the M16 M4 carbine and Ranch Rifle allow you to make the most of Walker's offensive skills, and at the same time save precious ammunition (if you are skilled enough in directing fire towards the weak points of the enemies).

An alternative to the latter, if you are gifted with excellent aim, certainly is the sniper rifle, which, in the hands of capable players, can turn into an instrument of death capable of making a difference in desperate situations. If you don't believe it, try joining a game by holding a Hat M95. You will not be disappointed.


Best Cards to Equip - How to best use Walker to survive in Back 4 Blood

As already mentioned, if your style of play favors a direct confrontation with the enemy, Walker will surely be for you. The offensive skills of our soldier can greatly affect the fate of a match, but It's up to you to decide whether to opt for more tactical gameplay or throw your head down in the action, maximizing the damage dealt by the character. In both cases, below we list the best cards to equip to make the most of this character.


  • Reflex Cards: Rash Strategy - Hyperconcentration - Shooting Gloves - Tunnel Vision - Fast Step - Shredder - Sadism - Turbo Gearbox - Giberna
  • Discipline Cards: Ammo Bag - Front Rear Sight - Military Training - Large Caliber Cartridges - Crouched - Full Concentration - Trigger Control - Controlled Movements - Ammo For Everyone - Down! - Patient Hunter - Powerful Reload - Tactical Vest
  • Vigor cards: Convinced Killer - In Line - Sniper - Plan B - Liquid Courage - Broadside
  • Luck Cards: Administrative top-up


Aim and shoot

This concludes our guide on how to best use the character of Elijah Walker in Back 4 Blood. As you may have guessed, this is a character suitable for both novice and more experienced players. There is no doubt however that if you are a veteran of shooters, have a particular attention to gunplay and you like to dedicate yourself to sowing death on the battlefield, Walker will certainly be one of your first choices. If, on the other hand, you prefer to make a clean sweep of enemies using mainly melee weapons, find here our guide to make the most of it the lively, but equally deadly, Holly. If you are looking for more guides on Back 4 Blood you can find them on our site, while at this link you can read our impressions about the game.


What do you think? Have you already had the opportunity to throw yourself on the battlefield of Back 4 Blood or are you planning to do so soon? Do you prefer the role of the Exterminators or have you let yourself be infected by the savage fury of the Haunted? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Holygamerz for all the news on the matter. To buy video games at a discounted price, we recommend that you take a look at the Instant Gaming catalog.

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