With over 400 games in its catalog, it pays to be a PlayStation Plus member. From RPGs and survival to indies and racing games, there are countless titles to explore. But what about when you want a competitive battle royale? Fortunately, PlayStation Plus has you covered there as well. In fact, even if you aren't a member. Because the best battle royale games on PlayStation are all free, and we've got them right here in this list. So, if you're curious to know what those games are, read on to find out.
5. Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Down, but never out of the picture is Call of Duty Warzone. The long-running FPS legend jumped on the bag wagon during the pandemic and gave us one of the most thrilling FPS battle royales to date. And, thanks to the new and improved Warzone 2.0, their cutthroat last-man-standing shooter remains relevant in 2023, despite the surplus of competition in the genre.
A big reason for this is the variety of maps and game modes now in Warzone 2.0. From Al Mazrah and Ashika Island to the three different game modes of Resurgence, Plunder, and, of course, Battle Royale, there are more ways to experience Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 than ever before. As a result, it's unquestionably one of the best battle royale games available on PlayStation Plus. Even better, it's free for everyone who is not a member too.
4. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
The best battle royale games, be it on PlayStation Plus or not, tend to be FPS or TPS. That's why you typically don't see new ideas thrown into the mix, because it's sort of high risk high reward. Nonetheless, when Mediatonic launched Fall Guys back in 2020, they took a chance. But considering we've got Fall Guys on this list of the best battle royale games on PlayStation Plus, it's safe to say their gamble paid off.
In what can only be described as an obstacle-course style battle royale, Fall Guys offers up an entirely new last-man-alive experience. From racing to the finish line to avoiding rising slime there are an endless amount of entertaining maps in Fall Guys. In fact, there are more than 70 different maps, all of which offer their own unique challenge. As a result, it is a whirlwind of a ride trying to snag the honorable Fall Guys crown, but at least you'll have fun trying.
3. PUBG: Battlegrounds
PUBG: Battlegrounds has been a long-standing battle-royale that first made it's claim to fame on PC. Shortly after, it was successful enough to warrant the introduction of a mobile version, which, predictably, exploded in popularity. As a result, it was just a matter of time before this TPS/FPS landed on both of PlayStation consoles. Now not only is it here, but even better, for free.
PUBG: Battlegrounds plays just like you would expect a shooter-based battle royale to. In teams of four, three two, or solo dolo, you drop into a massive map with over 100 players. Then, with a limited time to find arms and loot, the gas wall begins to close and the action ensues. While Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 exaggerates its FPS action, PUBG strives to be as realistic as possible. So, if you're searching for a mil-sim-style battle royale, look no further than PUBG.
2. Apex Legends
As we said, it's typically the FPS battle royale games that remain relevant. However, that doesn't mean you can expand on the premise. Evidently, that's exactly what Respawn Entertainment did with Apex Legends. Essentially, Apex Legends functions just like Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and PUBG: Battlegrounds, however, it separates itself with one distinct feature: it doubles as a hero shooter. As a result, not only do you have weapons to assist you in battle, but a Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate ability as well.
The abilities you have depend on the Legend you pick. Some are meant to be damage focused, while others are healers, and so on. Either way, you load into matches into teams of three. As a result, Apex Legends demands team chemistry and composition if you want to come out on top. By synergizing abilities, you can make some 10,000 IQ plays. It's truly why Apex Legends is currently one of the best battle royale games; no other game can re-create its unique experience.
Of course, Fortnite is a battle royale that needs no introduction. The original game that sparked the entire genre remains king in August 2023. A big reason to this, and why it continues to outperform the other battle royale games in this list, is because Fortnite is an everchanging experience. The game continues to throw curveballs into each and every new season. Whether that be map changes, new items, and events, or game modes. All of this keeps the game fresh and provides what feels like a never-ending new experience every time we step off the battle bus.
So, if it's been a minute since you've stepped into Epic Games battle royale, it might be time to dust off the boots. You don't even have to practice your building skills since there is a no-build battle royale option. As a result, Fortnite caters to many gamers in a variety of ways and continues to feel fresh and exciting, which is why it's still one of the best battle royale games around.