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Best cheap PS Plus deals for September 2021

A PS Plus subscription is a requirement if you want to enjoy the online multiplayer modes that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games offer. With a PlayStation Plus membership, you’ll also be able to enjoy exclusive deals on the PlayStation Store. Lastly, you can get the best of PlayStation deals: free games that you can download every month, which you’ll be able to keep playing as long as you keep your PS Plus subscription active. The free games alone make PlayStation Plus worth the cost of admission, but why pay full price? Below, we’ve got the latest PS Plus sales and prices available right now, so you can save money if you want to play online, while also enjoying free games on the cheap.

Best PS Plus deals

Stream hundreds of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2 games with the PlayStation Now service, over three months. more
Enjoy the PlayStation Now service for a whole year. There are hundreds of games from different PlayStation platforms that you can play on demand, with more added each month. more
Get access to free games, members-only deals, online multiplayer, and more with PS Plus -- yours at a big discount off its usual price when you buy this one-year membership card. more
If you don't want to commit to a yearly subscription, this 3-month U.S. code is still a cost-effective way to enjoy PS Plus for a few months on the cheap. more
This is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen on a one-year PS Plus subscription code (U.S. only), giving you access to online multiplayer and free monthly games for just a few bucks per month. more
You'll pay more for it, but if you simply prefer the security and ease of shopping on Amazon, you can still score a nice discount on a 12-month PS Plus membership code. more
Receive your PlayStation Plus membership through email, then go online in multiplayer modes. You can also download free games, and enjoy exclusive discounts on the PlayStation Store. more
Try out a PlayStation Plus subscription for 14 days. Gain access to online multiplayer and play the free games that are offered for the month. more
Access free games that change every month, the online multiplayer modes of your favorite games, and discounts on the PlayStation Store. more
PlayStation Now could be considered a sister service to PS Plus. Similar to Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Now gives you immediate access to a huge catalog of cloud games. more

What is PS Plus?

Along with online multiplayer and other in-game network features, your PS Plus membership grants you access to exclusive discounts and other promotions. Perhaps the most notable benefit of PS Plus is that every month, Sony gives subscribers two PlayStation games that are free to download. You have one month to add these free PS Plus games to your library.

After that, these titles are yours to keep so long as you have an active PS Plus subscription. The free-to-download games are generally pretty good (they are often some of the best PS4 games that have been out for a little while), and these alone justify the cost of PS Plus even for people who don’t do a lot of online gaming.

If your membership lapses, you lose access to these games; however, you can download them again if you re-activate your PS Plus account. In other words, you don’t need to worry about losing your free games if you decide to go without PS Plus for a while (or if you just forget to add more time to your subscription) — once they are in your library, these free PS Plus titles are yours to play whenever you have an active PS Plus membership. Just note that you may only add them to your library during the month that they are free.

PS Plus has several pricing tiers: It rings in at $10 per month or $25 if you pay every three months (which comes to $8.33 per month), but the best value is the 12-month $60 subscription (which comes to $5 month). However, you can save even more by jumping on any PS Plus deals that regularly pop up. It’s not rare to see a 12-month PS Plus membership on sale for around $40.

Is PS Plus needed to play Fortnite?

Although PS Plus is required to enjoy the networking features of most PlayStation 4 games, you do not need a PS Plus subscription to play Fortnite. Fortnite’s online multiplayer is hosted by the publisher, Epic Games, on its own servers, meaning that you can enjoy Fortnite multiplayer for free just as you would on a gaming PC.

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