Do you need PS Plus to play Apex Legends?

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Apex Legends is, without a doubt, one of the best free-to-play games out there right now. PlayStation players can enjoy smooth gameplay and action-packed multiplayer with Respawn Entertainment's shooter. Season 16 is on the horizon too, so there's no better time to try it out.

Do you still need to pay for PS Plus if you want to play Apex Legends? It's an online-only experience, so an internet connection is an inevitability. Here's everything you need to know.

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Do you actually need PS Plus for Apex Legends?

If you're looking forward to jumping into Apex Legends with your friends, you'll be pleased to know that - as a free-to-play game - you don't need to pay for PS Plus to play Apex Legends. It's almost as "free" as it can get as a game - all you need is the platform to play it on!

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This might feel like a recent turn of events, but PlayStation has been working to ensure free-to-play games are as free to play as they can be for some time now.

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Games like Warzone, Fortnite, World of Tanks, Rocket League, Cross-Out... These are all free to download and play from the PlayStation Store - just like Apex Legends - and you shouldn't need an active PS Plus subscription to jump into a game online.

It's worth noting that you're still going to need a PlayStation Network account and a PSN ID - but you should be prompted to create and sign into a PSN account when you first boot up your console.

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These are free to make and will allow you to add Apex Legends to your Game Library on your PS4 or PS5 and ensure that any progress you make is saved. Apex Legends, in particular, might also ask you to create an EA Account. This should only better secure your progress, enable crossplay matchmaking features, and help prepare you for when cross-progression is available.

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These are both free to make too and you might even be able to do it through your console - however, it might be easier to make these on a mobile device or a PC. Either way, the bottom line is that Apex Legends is free to play - you don't need to pay for it and you don't need a PS Plus membership.