Do you need Xbox Live Gold to play Warzone 2?

Call of Duty Warzone 2 is on the way and we have everything you need to know about whether you need Xbox Live Gold to play this battle royale on Xbox Series X|S

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The Call of Duty Warzone 2 release date is fast approaching and we’re quietly optimistic that this iteration of the popular free-to-play FPS game could very-well be the best battle royale game out there – when it launches, anyway. If you’re sitting there with your Xbox controller waiting to jump into this game on your Xbox Series X|S, you might be asking yourself the following question: do you need Xbox Live Gold to play Warzone 2? If you are, keep reading and we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know.

Traditionally, when you sit down to play an Xbox game online with friends – or strangers – on your Xbox console, you need an active Xbox Live Gold membership. However, things are changing and it’s not as stupid as it sounds to asking whether you need Xbox Live Gold to play Warzone 2.

So, with that in mind, if you’re looking forward to playing what could-well be an absolute banger of a battle royale on your Xbox console, we have everything you need to know about whether that will cost you anything or not.

Do you need Xbox Gold Live to play Warzone 2?

Alright, let’s cut to the chase. The short answer to this question is no. You don’t need Xbox Gold Live to play Warzone 2 on an Xbox console – or, at least, you shouldn’t need to. Through Xbox, Microsoft is committed to making sure free-to-play games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone 2, are actually free to play for the players. This means you don’t need an active Xbox Gold Live subscription to play it online.

You will, however, need to create an Xbox Live account – but, you should already have one if you play games on an Xbox console.

Well, that just about covers that. If you’re looking forward to this battle royale game, you can find out more information about the Warzone 2 map details and more on the fact that Warzone 2 will boast “groundbreaking innovations”, according to Activision, right here.