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5 Best Free Online Multiplayer Games on PlayStation 5

Are you looking for something to do with your friends this year round? Look no further! We’ve put together a great list of the five best free online multiplayer games that you can play on PlayStation 5. Whether you want a fast-paced battle royal match or prefer some peaceful exploration, there is sure to be something here that everyone will enjoy. From Destiny 2 to Call of Duty, we've got all the options covered so you and your friends can have hours of entertainment – at no cost! So get ready, grab your controllers, and let's dive into our top picks; these are the five must-play free online multiplayer games on PlayStation 5!

5. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 - Official Live Action Trailer - New Legends Will Rise

Undeniably, Destiny 2 excels where the original 2014 Destiny failed to hit. Published by Bungie, the free-to-play FPS online multiplayer game is a force to be reckoned with. The game supersedes previous games by the developer and seems to establish a niche of its own. Playing in a science fiction world, players struggle with the force of darkness that threatens to envelop the earth. That's not the only threat. Alien races are also fighting to take over the last safe city on earth. You play as a guardian in possession of the power of light. This power is instrumental in overtaking the darkness that threatens to consume your habitat.

Destiny 2 has an intriguing way of connecting players. Unlike its predecessor, where you would only connect with other players after the game matched you, the new title lets you join raids and make new friends. Moreover, character progression also features. Players can upgrade their battle skills after earning experience points. When your points reach a certain threshold, your character levels up to become the ultimate killing machine. 

Furthermore, you can create your guardian from a cluster of three classes; titan, warlock, or hunter. Each class brings a unique set of skills to the table. While the warlock's hands can release lightning bolts, the hunter possesses summoning powers. The Titan is your best bet at knocking the snort out of foes.

4. Warframe

Warframe - Official Cinematic Opening Trailer

There's nothing as exciting as ninja combat. The flying kicks and timed blows deliver a rush of satisfaction. In this case, Digital Extremes hits right at the target with its free-to-play online multiplayer game. The third-person shooter has elements of sci-fi and shies away from simple definitions. The game features plenty of style and content, backed by an ambitious and compelling storyline.

The game uses a futuristic timeline, placing players ahead of a long cryoslumber. You take on the role of a Tenno, a member of the old warrior race. After waking from their induced millennium sleep, the warriors only bear the memory of the forgotten war. Their “rebirth” is unsurprisingly not entertained by the Grineer, the Corpus, and the Infested, the new domineers over the earth.

Players start the game as a hybrid human and biomechanical setup known as “Warframe.” The humanoid has unique skills and supernatural strength in addition to a selection of armor. As you progress in the game, elements of teamwork become apparent, and you get to see their essence. For instance, although the game allows you to revive yourself, your teammate can also bring you back to life.

3. Call of Duty: Warzone

Official Trailer | Call of Duty: Warzone

Are you a fan of battle royale? Well, Call of Duty: Warzone should be on your free-to-play PS5 game list. The game is part of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, you don't have to play the earlier titles to get the gist of the game. 

In the multiplayer mode, players can engage in combat with 150 other players on a shrinking map. Moreover, the game features various modes and expansive maps, on which you can freely roam for loot. Furthermore, the game also features cross-platform progression and cross-platform play, where players can enjoy the three titles.

Also, you can team up with your friends in the battle royale arena. If you are short on teammates, you can recruit your opposing teammates. Not only does it give a fighting chance to stragglers, but it also helps other players stay in the game longer.

2. Fortnite

Fortnite - Unreal Engine 4 Gameplay | PS5

In the world of online gaming, Fortnite takes the lead. The online video game is a favorite among many, with more than 3 million players online at the time of writing. The game features a battle royale mode that is free-to-play and accessible on the PS5. Typically, players compete to be the last man standing in a shrinking circle.

Players start in a “Battle Bus” and airdrop their way down to a vast land full of buildings. The isolated buildings are your treasure trove since they hold the ammunition you need to beat your opponents. More often than not, players start with no ammo. You have to explore the desolate buildings and equip your character before he uses his sniper rifle on you. 

Moreover, the player-versus-player game hosts up to 100 players, where you can venture out on a solo mission or team up for a cooperative and enthralling experience. The best feature of Fortnite is its tower defense mode. Using a building technique, players can use the skyscrapers as a safe spot from prying enemies. 

1. World of Tanks

World of Tanks: War Stories Cinematic Trailer

Relive World War II's intricate and intense moments in World of Tanks. The multiplayer online game is free to play, but it offers premium features that fans can access for a fee. Notwithstanding, the free option is still a boatload of excitement and entertainment. 

Players take control of an artillery vehicle that resembles the real-life heavy machinery we see in war lineups. Then, the game places you on a random map where players are pitted against an opposing team. To win the game, you must destroy all of your opponent's tanks without taking much damage. You can control the tank's motion and firing. Moreover, you can also communicate with your teammates through voice or typed chat.

The excitement doesn't stop there. Players can choose their battles from a cluster of six; tank-company, team training, team battles, special, stronghold, and random battles. The only way to achieve victory is with heavy teamwork.

So, what's your take on our picks for the five best free online multiplayer games on Playstation 5? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.




Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.