Can you play Call of Duty: Warzone without PS Plus or Xbox Live?

Addressing the online services that are needed, or not needed, to play Call of Duty: Warzone.

If you’ve been hearing all the fanfare for Call of Duty: Warzone and want to play, you may be wondering whether you need PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold. While Call of Duty: Warzone is free-to-play and doesn’t require you to own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in order to play it, there are a few things you’ll need on the side.

To explain further, we’ve put together a feature addressing whether you can play Call of Duty: Warzone without PS Plus or Xbox Live.

Can you play Call of Duty: Warzone without PS Plus or Xbox Live?

Can you play Call of Duty: Warzone without PS Plus or Xbox Live?
You will need Xbox Live to play Call of Duty: Warzone, you won't need PS Plus, and if you're playing on PC all you need is a Battle.net account.
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The quick answer to the question of whether you can play Call of Duty: Warzone without PS Plus or Xbox Live is technically no, you can’t. PlayStation players have a bit of an advantage PS Plus isn’t explicitly required in order to play Call of Duty: Warzone. However, you’ll still want to have a stable internet connection set up and ready to go with your PS4 in order to get the most out of Call of Duty: Warzone.

Meanwhile, Xbox players will need a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play Call of Duty: Warzone. There’s no getting around it. If you have multiple console options available to you and you don’t want to buy a subscription like Xbox Live Gold, it may be better to play Call of Duty: Warzone on PS4 or PC. Speaking of PC, no subscription is required for Call of Duty: Warzone if you’re playing on PC.

Again, you need to have an internet connection of some sort, but at this point we’re willing to bet you already do in which case you’re set up and ready to go. To get Call of Duty: Warzone on PC, you’ll need a Battle.net account which is free if you don’t already have one. With that set up, click here to be taken to where you can download Call of Duty: Warzone.

Now that you know whether you can play Call of Duty: Warzone without PS Plus or Xbox Live, be sure to read through some of our other helpful guides including how to swap to third-person camera in Call of Duty: Warzone, how to take advantage of cross-platform features in Call of Duty: Warzone, and a look at whether there’s a Solo mode in Call of Duty: Warzone

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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