Call of Duty

Do You Need PlayStation Plus to Play Warzone?

PlayStation users that haven't played Warzone yet may be wondering if they can play the game without PlayStation Plus. | Photo by Activision
PlayStation users that haven't played Warzone yet may be wondering if they can play the game without PlayStation Plus. | Photo by Activision

Do you need PlayStation Plus to play Warzone? Of the games in the Call of Duty franchise, its first foray into the battle royale genre with Warzone has been among its biggest success. Those who have yet to play Warzone with others may be wary that they would have to pay for a PlayStation Plus subscription to do so.

Do You Need PlayStation Plus to Play Warzone?

Simply put, no, Warzone is available for free without the need of a subscription to PlayStation Plus for both the PlayStation 4 or 5.

Since the game's initial release in March 2020, Warzone has always been free-to-play without, but console players have occasionally needed to use subscription services like Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus in order to play the game whereas PC players can just simply download the game free of charge without any subscription services for themselves.

PlayStation Plus, which can cost an upward of about $60 a month, can be used to play the other games in the Call of Duty franchise, like Cold War or Modern Warfare, however, Warzone can just be directly downloaded for free in the PlayStation Store.

However, players wondering how to get the game for free will need to have a PlayStation Network account in order to do so and to claim it within the account's game library. This can be done on both the PlayStation 4 and 5.

Microsoft has also made free-to-play multiplayer games truly free to play as of earlier this year. They can now simply be downloaded for players to put it in their game library.