What are the Best PS5 Online Multiplayer Games? Playing with your friends in online multiplayer titles has never been a more popular act on consoles, with many different experiences providing various ways to play. From shooters to sports simulators, the PS5 brings it when connecting to the internet for some multiplayer fun. As part of our Best PS5 Games compilations, we’ve put together the Best PS5 Online Multiplayer Games. If you are planning to utilise PS5 backwards compatibility, we recommend referring to our Best PS4 Online Multiplayer Games guide.
Best PS5 Online Multiplayer Games
Listed below is what we consider to be the Best PS5 Online Multiplayer Games. These titles excel at providing a great suite of multiplayer options whilst connected to the internet, no matter whether you’re playing solo or teaming up with friends. They could be hardcore simulators, traditional shooters, or even sports titles. We will, therefore, try to cover as many facets as possible.
As we look to the future, other PS5 online multiplayer games that may make it onto this list include Battlefield 2042 (19th November 2021, EA Dice), Rainbow Six Extraction (January 2022, Ubisoft), and Gran Turismo 7 (4th March 2022, Polyphony Digital).
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (PS5)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: 1st Dec 2020 (USA) / 1st Dec 2020 (UK/EU)
One more online multiplayer given another lease of life on PS5 is Rainbow Six: Siege, which continues to grow its fanbase and delivery a plethora of updates to keep the most hardcore players on their toes. The tactical bouts of the FPS are intense, dynamic, and varied thanks to a huge list of playable characters that all bring something new to the table. Equipped with unique abilities and gadgets, no two matches are quite the same given the sheer amount of options available. Gameplay slick and engaging, sound design like a Hollywood movie, and real-life teams vying for success, Rainbow Six: Siege is still the PS5 online multiplayer game to beat. For now.
For more information, read our Rainbow Six: Siege PS5 review.
Destiny 2 (PS5)
Publisher: Bungie / Developer: Bungie
Release Date: 8th Dec 2020 (USA) / 8th Dec 2020 (UK/EU)
Bungie’s looter shooter series is still relevant nearly seven years after its introduction, maintaining a hardcore fanbase that continues to yearn for the best and most stylish great. Destiny 2 has so much to offer online, from lengthy raids reliant on communication between friends to heated multiplayer matches rewarding bragging rights and points. Many expansions have built on the game to the point where it commands an experience lasting hundreds of hours, all the while looking and running better than ever on PS5. You and your buddies could invest in Destiny 2 and then never have to play anything else — an online multiplayer heavyweight and mainstay.
For more information, read our Destiny 2 PS5 review.
Call of Duty: Vanguard (PS5)
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Sledgehammer Games
Release Date: 5th Nov 2021 (USA) / 5th Nov 2021 (UK/EU)
Sledgehammer Games is at the reigns for this year’s Call of Duty title, taking the FPS series back to World War II. In terms of online, you’ve got an impressively beefy offering with 20 multiplayer maps to choose from at launch and loads of weapons, Operators, and challenges to level up. There’s so much to see and do here that you could easily spend the next 12 months playing it thanks to the amount of free post-launch support it’ll receive. It’s still the usual Call of Duty multiplayer you’ve come to expect for years now, but Call of Duty: Vanguard is one of the best examples of it yet.
For more information, read our Call of Duty: Vanguard PS5 review.
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FIFA 22 (PS5)
Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver
Release Date: 1st Oct 2021 (USA) / 1st Oct 2021 (UK/EU)
EA’s football sim is back with another yearly entry that’s this time geared towards making many of its online modes more rewarding. FIFA Ultimate Team returns in FIFA 22, and while microtransactions can still be seen all the way up to row Z, you’ll earn more cards the more you play. Those can then be played in the rage-inducing online matches of FIFA 22, which either make you feel like a footballing god or on the verge of relegation. It’s still FIFA alright, but the game’s been slightly tuned to be better playing and more rewarding this time around.
For more information, read our FIFA 22 PS5 review.
Battlefield 2042 (PS5)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: DICE
Release Date: 19th Nov 2021 (USA) / 19th Nov 2021 (UK/EU)
Battlefield 2042 doesn’t have a whole lot to offer at launch, but give it a few months and it’ll be about where it should be. Or years. While there aren’t many maps to play on and the new Hazard Zone mode is pretty naff, the game still has that magic Battlefield touch in the gameplay department. Shooting feels satisfying in a way only this series can replicate, and with Portal mode bringing back classic maps and titles of the past, you could always bask in the nostalgia instead of soaking up the near-future warfare of Battlefield 2042. This one’s an investment, but it should be worth it in the long run.
For more information, read our Battlefield 2042 PS5 review.
Guilty Gear Strive (PS5)
Publisher: Arc System Works / Developer: Arc System Works
Release Date: 11th Jun 2021 (USA) / 11th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)
Guilty Gear Strive is the best fighting game available natively on PS5 so far, so it’s already a fantastic online multiplayer title by default. Arc System Works has implemented some of the best online netcode in the business, meaning your connection to overseas players holds up no matter where in the world they are and allowing you to focus on combos and health bars. Forget the strange avatar-based lobby system for a moment and the brawls themselves feel intense with a diverse cast of characters and stages. With a committed fanbase, you’re sure to find a match for years to come in Guilty Gear Strive. Expect this one to light up the stage at EVO.
For more information, read our Guilty Gear Strive PS5 review.
Back 4 Blood (PS5)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive / Developer: Turtle Rock
Release Date: 12th Oct 2021 (USA) / 12th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)
Zombies might not be the most exciting enemy type in the world nowadays, but who can say no to teaming up with your friends online and taking on the undead horde in a Left 4 Dead fashion? Turtle Rock Studios is back to try and emulate its success with the Valve IP, giving you many campaigns to complete alongside a buddy or two as well as a Versus mode. It’s great fun.
For more information, read our Back 4 Blood PS5 review.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends (PS5)
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive / Developer: Sumo Digital
Release Date: 10th May 2021 (USA) / 10th May 2021 (UK/EU)
What if Assassin’s Creed was a competitive multiplayer game? That’s the question that Hood: Outlaws & Legends answers emphatically. Two teams compete against each other to steal treasure and extract it from the map. Remaining undercover against AI patrols means your adversaries will be clueless to your whereabouts, allowing you to secretly pilfer the riches from right under your opponents’ noses. The dynamic works wonderfully well, and with Sumo Newcastle pledging ongoing support for the title, there looks to be plenty more Robin Hood-inspired online espionage on the way.
For more information, read our Hood: Outlaws & Legends PS5 review.
Do you agree with our list? Are these the Best PS5 Online Multiplayer Games? Which one is your favourite? Check out our Best PS5 Games compilations through the link and let us know what your own picks are in the comments below.