Do you need to have an active Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership to play Call of Duty: Warzone? Here’s everything you need to know, including whether Warzone is free-to-play.
Since its release back in March of 2020, Call of Duty: Warzone has been completely free for all players regardless of platform. However, its status as an online game means that there has been some confusion over whether a paid subscription is necessary to play it.
If you wish to know whether you can play Warzone without spending any money, then our handy hub will break down everything you need to know, regardless of whether you’re on Xbox or PlayStation.
- Do you need PS Plus to play Warzone?
- Do you need Xbox Live Gold to play Warzone?
- Is Call of Duty: Warzone free?
- Will Warzone 2 be free-to-play?
We’ll tackle PlayStation first because it’s the more simple of the two. Warzone players playing on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 do not need an active PS Plus subscription to be able to play the CoD battle royale game.
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The subscription costs $60/£50 for a 12-month period, but is not necessary for free-to-play titles. For example, players wanting to play Call of Duty: Vanguard’s multiplayer will require an active subscription. Players who only want to play Warzone will not need to pay this annual fee.
Do you need Xbox Live Gold to play Warzone?
On April 21, 2021, Microsoft announced that players would no longer require Xbox Live Gold to play free-to-play games, including Call of Duty: Warzone.
While this wasn’t always the case, with the company previously requiring Xbox Live Gold for all games, regardless of their cost, they committed to removing this for free games back in January 2021.
Is Call of Duty: Warzone free?
Thankfully, CoD: Warzone is completely free-to-play, and can be downloaded from the official store of whichever platform you want to play it on. Its lack of price tag is why it’s become one of the most popular battle royale games.
Will Warzone 2 be free-to-play?
Activision has yet to confirm whether Warzone 2 will be free-to-play. However, given its predecessor being free, we imagine Warzone 2 will follow this trend.
Of course, the upcoming title will include the usual battle pass and paid cosmetics for players to purchase.
Should any more updates come out regarding this subject, we’ll be sure to update this article accordingly.
So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about whether you need Xbox Live Gold and PS Plus to play Warzone.
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