Is Concord free to play?

Nathan Warby
Concord characters with weapons

Concord, PlayStation’s new hero shooter, has already drawn plenty of Overwatch 2 comparisons, but does it follow in its footsteps by being free to play? Here’s everything we know.

After being revealed in 2023, fans finally got their first glimpse at Concord during the PlayStation State of Play in May 2024. While there is a Beta planned for July, many fans were left confused about whether the game is free to play like Overwatch 2.

So, here’s everything we know about Concord being a free-to-play title so far.

Will Concord be a free-to-play title?

No, Concord is not a free-to-play title. Although the exact pricing hasn’t yet been revealed and the devs haven’t made an announcement about it being free or not, there are a handful of details that point towards there being an entry fee.

The first is that the official PlayStation blog mentioned that preorders are set to go live in early June, indicating that fans will be able to purchase Concord ahead of time. Games that are free to play don’t tend to support preorders and multiple different editions, aside from a Founders Pack featuring extra cosmetics.

Concord cover art with Haymar, Lennox, and Star Child
Concord arrives on PS5 and PC on August 23.

Another hint that Concord will come with a price of admission is the confirmation that it will need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play on PS5. This is a requirement that’s usually reserved for paid titles, while free-to-play staples like Fortnite or Warzone can be enjoyed without a membership.

So, based on all this information, it appears that fans will have to part with some cash if they want to try out Sony’s next big multiplayer offering. That being said, given that Concord is online only and doesn’t feature a campaign mode, it’s unlikely to be a full $70 release.

Instead, it could follow in the footsteps of Helldivers 2, which was only $35 at launch, but this hasn’t been confirmed just yet.

That was everything you need to know about Concord being free to play. For more on upcoming hero shooters, check out how to play the Marvel Rivals Console Beta and all the characters confirmed to appear on the roster.

About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].

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