Activision Blizzard's free-to-play Battle Royale Warzone is a hit. But can gamers play Warzone without a PlayStation Plus subscription? Details on that below.
The fact that Warzone is free to play explains the game's overwhelming success. Anyone can just try it out, you don't have to spend $70. The only barrier to entry is the enormous download size, so you'd better get an extra SSD if you don't already have Warzone installed. Maybe you just bought a new PS5 or picked up an older PS4 and want to try the game now. If so, you are maybe wondering if you actually need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play Warzone?
Do You Need PlayStation Plus To Play Warzone?
No, luckily you don't need PlayStation Plus to enjoy Call of Duty's Warzone. That's great news all around, it means more players are going to keep the game popular for longer. It's especially good news for those that only play Warzone, who would otherwise be wasting money on a PlayStation Plus subscription.
However, there are some cool benefits to owning PlayStation Plus and playing Warzone. Sony and Activision Blizzard still have a partnership, after all. Let's see how that changes after Microsoft takes over.... This means that while the game isn't PlayStation exclusive, there are still occasional extra cosmetics and early access to certain modes or the beta for PlayStation users. Also, PlayStation Plus users regularly get free bundles from the Call of Duty store, which usually include operator skins, weapon blueprints, and other cosmetics.
So even if you've already purchased PlayStation Plus and only play Warzone, it's not a waste. After all, with PS Plus, you'll always have access to plenty of other fantastic games: