Do you need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass to play Skull and Bones?

Do you need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass to play Skull and Bones?
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Written by 

Morgan Truder

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13th Feb 2024 13:30

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Skull and Bones is the long-anticipated pirate game from Ubisoft that began life as a spin-off to Assassins Creed: Black Flag, and many fans will be wondering if they need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass before jumping in. 

Skull and Bones will see players exploring the ocean, taking down opponents in naval combat with a customised ship. You can do this alone or with a group of pals in the game, but to do that you will, of course, need to play online.

Do you need PlayStation Plus to play Skull and Bones?

Yes, to play Skull and Bones online on PlayStation, you will need an active PlayStation Plus subscription. Even if you’re planning on playing the game by yourself, you'll still need an active subscription as the game is always online.

There is no doubt this will be a shame for some who have no interest in playing the game with others, but it's quite common to need to do this with the PlayStation platform (the same is true in Red Dead Online and Diablo 4, for example). 

Do you need Xbox Game Pass?

A small boat in Skull and Bones
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Similarly, it's also going to require an Xbox Game Pass subscription to play. As mentioned above, this is even the case if you’re planning on playing the game solo as the game is always online. 

What about Skull and Bones on PC?

No, you won’t have to pay anything extra to play Skull and Bones on PC, because the services are completely free to use. This is a luxury that PC players are used to at this point, and it will remain the same with the open-world game from Ubisoft. 

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That is all there is to know about the online services in Skull and Bones. If you’re looking for more guides then check out our Skull and Bones homepage where we have already covered if the game has crossplay, whether or not beta progress carries over and more. 

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.

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