Apex Legends

Do you need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live to play Apex Legends?

by Matt Porter


Apex Legends has quickly become one of the most popular games in the world today, and new players are constantly looking for information on how they can jump into the battle.


The fact that Apex Legends is free to download has certainly helped it become the gaming juggernaut it is almost overnight, following in the footsteps of games like Fortnite which have seen incredible success after releasing for free.

While PC players can just download the game and start playing, PS4 and Xbox One players are often confused as to whether they need PS Plus and Xbox Live to play the game.

PC users can download and play, but what about PS4 and Xbox One players?


Do you need PlayStation Plus to play Apex Legends?

PS4 owners will know that they don’t need PS Plus to play Fortnite Battle Royale on their console, and the same can be said for Apex Legends.

As well as being a free download, anyone who owns a PS4 console and wants to dive into Apex Legends, does not require an active PlayStation Plus Subscription.

PlayStation players do NOT need PS+ to play Apex Legends.

Do you need Xbox Live to play Apex Legends?

Unlike the PlayStation equivalent, Xbox One players do need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription if they would like to play the game online with friends.

It's still free to download of course, but Xbox will still want the $59.99 for a year's subscription to Gold. If you don't want to commit, you can also get Xbox Live Gold for a period of three months instead.


PS4 players already get Fortnite for free with no need for a PS Plus subscription, so it's fitting that the same is applied to Apex Legends.

It seems unlikely that Xbox will relinquish though, as Fortnite fans still need Xbox Live to play it online, with no suggestion that the situation could change in the future.