Do you need Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus to play Warzone?

Do you need Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus to play Warzone?
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


19th Sep 2023 12:27

Warzone is one of the most popular Battle Royale games around, but it has many fans wondering if you need Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus to play. The game itself is massive, and there would be nothing as heartbreaking as finally completing the download, logging on to play, and finding out you need a subscription to get going.

Warzone was first released in 2020 and has gone on to find huge success, later releasing Warzone 2 as well. If you have been sitting on the fence because you’re unsure if you need Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus to play, then we have all the answers you need down below.

Do you need Xbox Live to play Warzone?

Warzone cover
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The good news is, that you can play Warzone without an active Xbox Live subscription because Warzone is a free game. Any free game, even if it is an online one, allows you to play it without a subscription to Xbox Live. If you were to play Call of Duty, the base game, then you would need an active Xbox Live subscription.

Do you need PlayStation Plus to play Warzone?

Looking out over the map in Warzone
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The same as with Xbox, because this is a free game you do not need an active PlayStation Plus subscription to play the game. All free games on PlayStation, regardless of whether or not it is an online game, can be played without PlayStation Plus.

That is all there is to know about whether or not you will need any online subscriptions to play the popular Battle Royale game from Activision.

If you’re already enjoying Warzone, or you can’t wait for Modern Warfare 3 check out all the game modes we know are arriving on release as well as how you can register for the beta. For everything else, check out our Warzone homepage.

Morgan Truder
About the author
Morgan Truder
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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