The Call of Duty Warzone 2 release date is right around the corner, 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 around – 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 wondering: do you need xbox live gold to play warzone 2? If so, keep reading and we’ll explain 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 change and it’s not as dumb as it sounds to wonder if you need Xbox Live Gold to play Warzone 2.

So with that in mind, if you’re looking forward to playing what might just be an absolute banger of a battle royale on your Xbox console, we’ve got everything you need to know about whether or not it’ll cost you anything.

Do you need Xbox Gold Live to play Warzone 2?

Alright, let’s get straight to the point. 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 it. Through Xbox, Microsoft is committed to making free-to-play games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone 2 truly free for gamers. This means you don’t need an active Xbox Gold Live membership 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 pretty much covers that. If you’re looking forward to this battle royale game, you can find more information about Warzone 2 map details and more about how Warzone 2 will feature “groundbreaking innovations,” according to Activision, here.

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