Every month PlayStation Plus, Sony's alternative to Xbox Live, debuts new free PS4 and PS5 games for gamers to download for free and keep for the duration of their PlayStation Plus subscription. As September draws to a close, many are wondering what's in store for October 2021 on PlayStation Plus. In this article, we'll explain everything you need to know about PlayStation's free games coming in October 2021.
October 2021 PlayStation Plus Games: What's in Store?
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Through October 4th, 2021, September PlayStation Plus games are live and free for download.
On PlayStation 4, you have access to Hitman 2 and Predator: Hunting Grounds, and on PlayStation 5 you have access to Overcooked: All You Can Eat. It is important to note, however, that the free PS4 games can be played on PS5 through backward compatibility.
October's PlayStation Plus games have yet to be announced, so we don't have official confirmation. However, PlayStation Plus doesn't usually drop the biggest free games in October and November, as these are the biggest months for new game launches.
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Though, the monthly free lineup from Sony can always be hit or miss. In August, PlayStation's free games included Hunter's Arena: Legends, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and Tennis World Tour 2. As you might be able to tell, these didn't impress many gamers.
While free games are hard to predict, often coming in the form of lesser-known titles that are a little older, PlayStation Plus games also have a tendency to skew towards multiplayer experiences. Games that rely on people actually playing them to remain fun are great candidates for giveaways.
Accordingly, realistic WWII shooter Hell Let Loose is releasing on PlayStation on October 5th, 2021, and many suspect the game will be included in PlayStation Plus' October 2021 games lineup as a result. Hell Let Loose received multiple betas on PlayStation and not Xbox, and even though its release looms, it's not available for preorder on PlayStation. This move usually precedes Sony releasing a game on PlayStation Plus.
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PlayStation Plus October 2021 Games Announcement Date
It's true that October 2021 PlayStation Plus games haven't yet been announced, but PlayStation Plus lineups almost always get announced on the last Wednesday of the previous month around 4:30pm U.K. time.
Accordingly, we've set up a countdown to that time below, so you can see in real-time how long you'll have to wait to find out more. In the meantime, you can subscribe to PlayStation Plus if you haven't already and redeem September's free PlayStation Plus games.
These games may not always be the most exciting, but they're free to keep for as long as you stay subscribed to PlayStation Plus, and if you unsubscribe and resubscribe, all your free games will once again become accessible.
PlayStation Plus October 2021 Games Announcement COUNTDOWN
The following is a countdown to 4:30pm U.K. time on the last Wednesday of September 2021. This is the expected time for October's PlayStation Plus games to be announced, though it may not come at exactly this time.
If there are any updates, we'll update this article with more information