Playstation Plus, a premium subscription by Sony has always been required when playing most online multiplayer games on the console. With the database of Fortnite growing more and more people looking to get into the game are looking for the best platform to play it on. The most popular platform used to play Fortnite is the PlayStation and a lot of people wonder if the premium subscription service PlayStation Plus is required to play Fortnite.
Fortnite has always been free to play battle royale hence no premium subscription such as the PlayStation plus for the PlayStation or the Xbox Live for the Xbox is required. Access to the game has been relatively simple as all you need is Fortnite installed on your PlayStation and an internet connection to play.
Detailed below I will explain how to play Fortnite with or without a PlayStation Plus subscription and some other important details you need to know about Fortnite if you want to get into it or if you are an avid gamer like me. I remember trying out Fortnite in 2018 and I will be sharing with you tips I wish I knew while I was starting the game back then and the improved mechanics of the updated version.
Do You Need Playstation Plus To Play Fortnite On PS4?
Playstation plus is not a necessity when it comes to playing Fortnite although having a subscription comes with its perks. Playstation plus provides a limited amount of in-game items such as cool skins or dancing emotes which have been a huge part of the Fortnite game in recent years.
The majority of the in-game contents in Fortnite are bought via in-game currency but the possession of a Playstation Plus grants you access to a limited amount of content. Sony releases skins and emotes which are usually exclusive to Playstation Plus.
This is great as people who are just picking interest in the game can test it out and decide if they are interested in it or not. Although Fortnite is free to play the game offers a lot of cosmetic items such as skins and emotes which can be purchased using in-game currency through the shop menu.
It also can give you access to future game content due to Sony’s partnership with Fortnite. There is a Celebration pack available for Playstation Plus subscribers which provides 4 assorted in-game items. This pack can be found under the Fortnite page in the store and all the player needs to click on is the Free button which adds the pack to their PlayStation library.
Do You Need Playstation Plus To Play Fortnite On PS5?
With the release of the new generation console, moving from the PS4 to the PS5 is made easier due to the more cloud save that you get from Playstation Plus. Linking your PlayStation account to Epic Games enables you to move seamlessly across platforms without the loss of any data. Playstation Plus provides an advantage but it is not necessary when it comes to playing Fortnite on the PS5.
A PlayStation Plus subscription can be bought via the PlayStation store with subscription services ranging from 1 month to 3 months and the most expensive version being the 12 months premium subscription. The pricing varies across various regions and should your subscription expire you lose the benefits of PlayStation Plus.
The best advantages of Playstation Plus are two free games per month, online multiplayer, 100GB of online storage, exclusive downloadable content, and Playstation Store discounts.
All in all, Fortnite does not require a Playstation Plus subscription to work but it provides numerous advantages to users who have this premium subscription.
The Playstation Plus provides access to a Playstation Plus Collection which is exclusive to PS5 owners. It grants access to 20 extra PS4 games at no extra cost, including Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Persona 5, and the sony exclusive God Of War as long as you have an active subscription. Playing on the PS5 provides the availability of a higher frame rate and a crispier resolution.
How To Play Fortnite Without Playstation Plus?
Playing Fortnite without Playstation Plus requires the downloading of the game from the Playstation Store and access to an internet connection. This can be found by scrolling to the PlayStation Store in the hub of the console, typing in Fortnite, and clicking on download. As Fortnite is a multiplayer game the speed of your internet connection is going to play a huge role in the enjoyability and smoothness of the game. Logging in with an Epic Games account allows all your progression and saved data to be moved to a new platform or across multiple platforms.
With the new version of Fortnite released on mobile, Fortnite has become one of the most accessible free-to-play games without the need for a premium subscription such as the PlayStation plus. Having the Playstation Plus though can provide an advantage to the subscriber as they can get free in-game content such as gliders, skins, and emotes without having to buy it.
With more and more players trying to get into Fortnite the accessibility to it has been made easier since it is free and it doesn’t require Playstation plus.
You don’t need anything extra to play Fortnite on the Playstation 4 or 5. This is all you’ll need:
- A PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 system.(Sufficient storage space)
- A Playstation controller
- A PlayStation Network account
- An active internet connection(Wi-Fi or Ethernet)
The growth over the past couple of years has been exponential with more events and content being added every week. Where the future will take us we will never know but one thing we know for sure is that Fortnite has been the most revolutionary battle royale of the past few years and it is here to stay.