Fall Guys - Do You Need Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus?

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Image of a Fall Guys character wearing a building uniform, tending to a broken toy.

Almost two years after it took the world by storm, party game sensation Fall Guys is now free-to-play. On top of that, this adorable tweak on the battle royale formula is also going multiplatform, with versions added on Xbox One, Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch after the game debuted on PlayStation systems. It leaves one question, though: do you need Xbox Live or PS Plus to play Fall Guys?

In this guide, we'll answer that key question, so you know whether a subscription to each platform's online service is required to get in on the action. While labelled as free-to-play, there still appears to be confusion around the process, which we're here to clear up.


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Do I Need Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus To Play Fall Guys?

Put simply, you don't need an existing live service subscription to play Fall Guys for free. As such, you can dive into a match even if you don't have Xbox Live Gold, PS Plus, or Nintendo Switch Online membership.

In that sense, Fall Guys operates very similarly to other free games like Fortnite and Rocket League. In those titles, you can dive into online matches even without an active subscription. That's because the servers are hosted separetely by Epic Games, meaning they aren't linked to the PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo servers you pay a fee to access.


Therefore, if your subscription to any of the online services expires, rest easy in the knowledge that you'll still be able to enjoy some Fall Guys action. Now a fully-fledged free game, you'll never need to spend another penny on it if you don't want to.

That's it for our look at whether you need Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus to play this revamped version of Fall Guys! While you're here, feel free to also check out the PS Plus July 2022 lineup, which should be revealed fairly soon.