All the Cleaners in Back 4 Blood: Traits, Appearance, and More

Take a look at all the cleaners that you can play as in Back 4 Blood

Just like Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood offers a variety of characters to play from. Labeled as ‘Cleaners’, each of the characters has their own personality that gives this zombie shooter a great deal of depth. Or else the game would soon feel rather monotonous. Furthermore, Back 4 Blood’s each Cleaner has different stats, starting cards, and abilities that give them an edge over each other according to different situations.

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All the Back 4 Blood cleaners with their traits, abilities are:


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  • Precision kills increase accuracy by 20% for 5 seconds
  • Extra 10% damage
  • +10 health to the whole team

A war veteran which reflects his combat skills well. Walker is well respected and team player which once again reflects his abilities which increases accuracy, damage and can heal others.


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  • Hoffman has a chance to find ammo whenever he kills a Ridden.
  • + 1 Offensive Inventory
  •  + 10% Max Team Ammo Capacity

Hoffman is what we can say a conspiracy theorist/ doomsday prepper which in this case is a very useful trait. Nevertheless, he is a kind-hearted and friendly person who will always watch your back.


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  • Low health heal bonus
  • + Healing efficiency
  • + Team trauma resistance

Career-oriented woman, Doc is a tough and independent individual whose medic skills in addition to skilled use of guns, make her any zombie’s worst nightmare. Not the friendliest but she’ll make sure you and your perimeter are always at 100%, with her healing abilities.


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  • Mom can instantly revive an incapacitated teammate once per level.
  • + 1 Support Inventory
  •  + 1 Team Extra Life

As the name suggests, Mom is the mother figure of any group. Keeping others before herself, Mom is a reliable and caring individual, sometimes carrying more responsibility than one should. On the other hand, she is hellbent on killing Ridden ever since she lost his son.


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  • Holly recovers 10 Stamina when she kills a Ridden.
  • + 10% Damage Resistance
  •  + 25 Team Stamina

She too suffered from the unfortunate fate of losing her parents. Yet, Holly’s resilient and uplifting personality makes her the ‘glue that keeps the team together.’


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  • + ADS speed
  • + Team weakspot damage
  • Precision kills increase damage

Jim’s experience in hunting and traveling makes him a fierce Cleaner. Very few people know the Finleyville region like Jim. His hobby for hunting suits well with the Cleaners where he blasts off Ridden’s with his perfect marksmanship.


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  • Breaks out of grabs once every 60 seconds
  • 25% stamina regen, 75% faster breakout speed
  • Buffs team movement by 5%

The youngest and the least experienced among the crew yet his speed, mobility, and strength make him a reliable and important Cleaner. A friendly and often talkative person, Evangelo performs best when he is allowed to move around and wields melee weapons.


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  • Senses hazards
  • +1 quick inventory
  • + Team use speed

Karlee has always been a one-man(woman) army, surviving on her own, always looking out for herself first. Her individualistic attitude initially made it difficult to fit in with a team, although her exceptional skills make her a worthy Cleaner and hence, an integral part of the survivors.

Best Cleaners in Back 4 Blood (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-Tier): Walker, Doc, Mom
  • Good (A-Tier): Evangelo, Jim, Hoffman
  • Average (B-Tier): Karlee, Holly

Walker, Doc, Mom are non doubt the best Cleaners in Back 4 Blood to play with, for both newbies and adept gamers. Their abilities and skills can turn the tide in any situation in any play session. The A-Tier characters are also great picks with handy skills and overall fun factor, especially with Evangelo and his quick reflexes make him a great choice. Although none of the Back 4 Blood Cleaners, are a bad pick or not well designed, Karlee and Holly’s place in B-Tier is only due to the fact that their abilities are highly situational and can be overshadowed by a better selection of characters. Karlee’s hazard sensing ability is useful on a lot of occasions.

Walker, Mom, Huffman, Evangelo, and Holly, were available in the Beta, but a total of 8 Cleaners makes up the zombie-slaying team. We are sure to see more additions as DLCs and updates.

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