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PS Plus October 2021: Leaks, predictions, and announcement date

Published: 21/Sep/2021 10:47 Updated: 21/Sep/2021 10:48

by Lloyd Coombes


A new batch of free games is coming to PlayStation Plus subscribers very soon with PS Plus October, but what does this month have in store for avid PlayStation fans? 

PlayStation and Xbox have been in a head-to-head battle to see who can provide the best subscription service in terms of free games. While Xbox Game Pass has now merged with EA Play (leading to a sharp drop-off for Games With Gold, some would say), PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now both keep offering high-quality titles.

With every passing month comes a whole new collection of titles, all of which are available to players for the cost of a PS Plus membership. So, without further ado, here’s everything we know about this month’s free games.


PS Plus new games (October)

Hell Let Loose Soldiers
Black Matter, Team17
Hell Let Loose could be the PS Plus PS5 game for October

While we don’t know for sure yet, it appears the PS5 version of Hell Let Loose could be the PlayStation 5 title included in the PS Plus October lineup.

It’s currently unavailable for preorder on PS5, despite being available on Xbox Series X/S, and it also launches on October 5th – the day the games are usually made available. It’s also coming from Team17, who has seen plenty of PS Plus releases – including last month’s Overcooked: All You Can Eat Edition.

It could be possible, but then we’ve been surprised before. As for the PS4 games, though, we’ll have to wait and find out.


When will PS Plus games for October be announced?

PlayStation Now updates may drop on the PlayStation Blog out of nowhere at the start of a new month, but PlayStation Plus is much more consistent.

That’s because most of the time, the games are revealed on the last Wednesday of the month at 8:30AM PST / 11:30AM EST / 4:30PM BST / 5:30PM CEST. This month, expect an announcement on September 29.

They’re then made available on the first Tuesday of the month, so expect October’s games on Tuesday, October 5.

How to get PS Plus games for free

If you are looking to claim these games as a part of the June 2021 lineup, then you are going to need to follow some basic steps.


  1. On the home screen of your PlayStation console, head over to the PlayStation Plus symbol in the top left
  2. Once there, you will be able to download all the active games for the current month of PS Plus.
    • You will also also be able to subscribe to the service if you are not already.
  3. The new titles will now be in your Library!