You’ll need a PS Plus subscription to play the online multiplayer modes of most games on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. With a PlayStation Plus membership, you also gain access to exclusive deals on the PlayStation Store. Perhaps best of all, you get free games every month, which are yours to keep as long as your PS Plus subscription is active. Those free games alone make PlayStation Plus worth the cost of admission, but why pay full price? Below, we’ve got the latest cheap PS Plus deals and prices available right now, so you can save money if you want to play online, while also enjoying free games on the cheap.
Today’s best PS Plus deals
What is PS Plus?
Along with online multiplayer and other in-game network features, your PS Plus membership grants you access to exclusive discounts and other promotions. Perhaps the most notable benefit of PS Plus is that every month, Sony gives subscribers two PlayStation games that are free to download. You have one month to add these free PS Plus games to your library.
After that, these titles are yours to keep so long as you have an active PS Plus subscription. The free-to-download games are generally pretty good (they are often some of the best PS4 games that have been out for a little while), and these alone justify the cost of PS Plus even for people who don’t do a lot of online gaming.
If your membership lapses, you lose access to these games; however, you can download them again if you re-activate your PS Plus account. In other words, you don’t need to worry about losing your free games if you decide to go without PS Plus for a while (or if you just forget to add more time to your subscription) — once they are in your library, these free PS Plus titles are yours to play whenever you have an active PS Plus membership. Just note that you may only add them to your library during the month that they are free.
PS Plus has several pricing tiers: It rings in at $10 per month or $25 if you pay every three months (which comes to $8.33 per month), but the best value is the 12-month $60 subscription (which comes to $5 month). However, you can save even more by jumping on any PS Plus deals that regularly pop up. It’s not rare to see a 12-month PS Plus membership on sale for around $40.
Is PS Plus needed to play Fortnite?
Although PS Plus is required to enjoy the networking features of most PlayStation 4 games, you do not need a PS Plus subscription to play Fortnite. Fortnite’s online multiplayer is hosted by the publisher, Epic Games, on its own servers, meaning that you can enjoy Fortnite multiplayer for free just as you would on a gaming PC. If you have an Xbox, though, then you’re out of luck — Xbox is the only platform that currently requires a paid membership (Xbox Live Gold) in order to play Fortnite online.
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