Elden Ring: Do You Need PlayStation Plus?

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Elden Ring is a game that can often feel quite a lot to take on on your own, meaning that co-op is the way forward. For those on PS4 and PS5, you may be wondering if you need PlayStation Plus to play online with friends.

The answer is yes, you do need PlayStation Plus to play Elden Ring online on PlayStation and PlayStation 5. Plus is required for every premium game with multiplayer for those consoles, but isn’t for free-to-play games like Fortnite. If you have to pay to play a game on PS4 and PS5, you also have to pay to play online.

PlayStation Plus costs £6.99/$9.99 a month, or £49.99/$59.99 a year. Subscribers can also claim “free games” each month to add to their library that they will lose if their subscription lapses, as well as a bunch of other incentives like cloud saves. There is no free trial.

Playing with friends in Elden Ring is actually a lot more straightforward than in other Soulsborne titles, as the player can easily come across the item they need and regular spawn points for co-op play. Players can also use voice chat and matchmake with players from other regions in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring is available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X & S, and Xbox One.

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