PlayStation Plus games for July: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, A Plague Tale: Innocence

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PlayStation Plus games for July: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, A Plague Tale: Innocence

All playable starting July 6.

The PlayStation Plus July lineup packs in thrilling firefights, wrestling superstars, intense horror, and martial arts action. Whether your tastes lie with first-person shooters (Call of Duty: Black Ops 4), over the top arcade punch ups (WWE 2K Battlegrounds), third-person survival horror (A Plague Tale: Innocence) or battling your way up global leaderboards (Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown), PlayStation Plus next month has something for you. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, and A Plague Tale: Innocence are available to add to your console library starting Tuesday, July 6 until Monday, August 2. And if you missed it last month, Virtua Fighter is available on PlayStation Plus for a second month, and is available to PlayStation Plus members until Monday, August 2.

Let’s take a closer look at each.  

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 | PS4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 delivers a trio of action-packed multiplayer-modes* for first-person shooter fans. First there’s the series’ iconic multiplayer experience pitting players against each other worldwide. Second, is the fan-favourite Zombies experience, letting you and friends battle the undead. Last but not least is Blackout, an intense large-map mode inspired by battle royale. Blackout brings together characters, locations, weapons and gear from across the series in all-out survival combat – all with a unique Black Ops twist.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

WWE 2K Battlegrounds | PS4

The world of WWE is your battleground with over-the-top, arcade action as your favorite WWE Superstars and Legends battle in interactive environments around the world. Play through a new story mode while unlocking unique characters and Battlegrounds. Compete using special abilities and power-ups in match types like Steel Cage, Royal Rumble, and more! Compete in Online Tournaments or stake your claim as King of the Battleground against players from around the world!* Plus, battle it out in local multiplayer and dominate your friends.

A Plague Tale Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence | PS5 version only**

The critically acclaimed adventure releases on PS5 with 4K native resolution***, targeted 60 FPS, highly improved visuals, and fast loading – and makes its debut onto PlayStation Plus. Follow the tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history. Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other. As they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, they will fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world.

These three new releases are also joined by Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, as Sega’s beat’em up enjoys its second month on PlayStation Plus. If you missed it in June, here’s what you need to know:

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown | PS4

Sega’s iconic one-on-one battler gets remade for a new generation by Yakuza and Judgment developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. This console exclusive allows both VF veterans and newcomers to experience the intense martial arts combat, deep strategy, and intricately balanced gameplay of the groundbreaking 3D fighter in stunning HD. New online features* – like custom tournaments supporting up to 16 players and live spectating – join classic modes like Rank Match, Arcade, and VF5’s famously robust Training to deliver the definitive Virtua Fighter experience.

Last chance to download PlayStation Plus games for June

As some games join, others leave. You’ve until Monday July 5 to add Star Wars: Squadrons and Operation: Tango to your game library. Make sure not to miss either!

*Online multiplayer requires PS Plus subscription; fees recur until cancelled. Age restrictions apply. Full terms:

**Benefit not applicable for A Plague Tale: Innocence on PS4 consoles.

 ***4K display required.

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  • WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a game I’ve wanted to play and now I can! Woo!

  • Epic month!!! Thank u. Wonder what that freak @killerlighting will say about this -_-

  • WEE 2k is a bad game. Please PlayStation, Change it out for something better. Have Metacritic standards at least.

    • Dangisuckatgamin

      Metacritic? Really…?
      Who uses that site for their decisions? You realize any bot and it’s mother can keep submitting 0’s on there? I’ve seen it first hand with every page I’ve checked there. No longer will go there.

    • @Dangisuckatgamin: You realize there’s two scores on Metacritic? The one from users can be ignored but there’s also one from professional reviewers (magazines/websites). That’s a score I always check – including the abbreviated reviews – to get a better sense of a game.

    • Weeeeeak!

    • @ Spideron – Professional reviewers…lol as if media knew anything about games,if anything their reviews are the worst.

    • Media do know about games though.

      The need to know the games so they remember which ones came with a big pile of money so they can review them as wonderful however boring/stale/generic they are. All the others get bad reviews full of reviewers trying too hard to prove to their daddies they’re really actually clever.

      Still reviewers are sometimes amusing, if mainly if it’s how clueless and terrible at games they all are. One game I found fun was “2/10” – “5/10” everywhere I looked. Apparently the reasoning was “it was impossibly difficult to finish” (I was never killed once). Ignoring that you can’t really honestly review a game you didn’t actually finish, the only other criticism was the (male) reviewers felt the (female designed) character’s outfit was massively offensive. Because you could see a very small area of skin and she wasn’t really ugly. Which was what took up most the reviews somehow, not like the game, or anything else actually relevant.

    • Nope, it’s true. Publishers send reviewers gifts in hope of a good review. Pro reviewers, youtube reviewers are not to be trusted for this reason. Your best option is to watch real gameplay, then make your mind up from there. Never buy day one.

    • Yeah Meracritic and “profession” reviews seem like a really old school way of finding out if a game is good or not.

      One dude’s 20+ minute video review on YouTube will always be more accurate than a “professional” review.

      Even if the reviewers really did put time into the game before coming up with their opinion (rare), there’s still a moral obligation to *not use it* just for the fact that developer bonuses are extremely often tied to metacritic scores.
      The site needs to go away asap.

      RIP Days Gone 2. Killed by it’s MetaCritic score

  • Play a Plague Tale if you haven’t yet. One of the best games of 2019. Black Ops 4 is an OK get but WWE is really poor. Oh well still a win this month

    • Only on PS5! Sony forgot PS4 generation?

    • Nice…PS4 should be forgotten about to be honest…at least insofar as the 1dt party is concerned. As for PS Plus titles, they are looking to the future, they should stop all PS4 titles for the free game each month, or at least do 2 freebies for PS5

    • @JoeT You’re trolling, right? Like 7 people have ps5’s right now thanks to a shortage and scalpers.

    • Plague Tale (played on PC) was ok… but IMO the rat mechanic very quickly turned cartoonish and actually felt underwhelming. It’s an ok 7/10 game, but to say it was one of the best games of 2019 is a big stretch. I’m sure many people can enjoy some time with it… but this is a pretty poor month for most of us.

    • @joeT ok

    • addictedxgamer00

      😂 doesn’t take much to please playstation players does it

    • Y’all need a life 🤣

  • The worst Wrestling game and the worst Cod game are considered good for a PS Plus month?? I’m absolutely baffled. That is an horrendous month for PS4. All the great game out there and this is what someone thought is a good choice?? Cringe.

    Oh and why has RAD left PS Now out of nowhere??

    • Its only the worst cod cuz your trash at it lmao bet your kd is in the negative get good trashboy🤣

    • @BigGrim252 i haven’t played MP in years so jokes on you. Oh and learn how to spell. Mad yourself look a right fool.

    • @BigGrim252 You sound like a 10 year old that just got a PS4 and thinks that all cod games are great

    • @BigGrim252 dont listen to them, its an masterpiece game ever :) You will enjoy while they dont

    • addictedxgamer00

      Playstation has been going downhill the past 2 years it’s sad. I used to be a long time playstation player but recently switched to Xbox because playstation keeps making bad decisions.

    • addictedxgamer00

      To be fair black ops 4 is only good for the zombies never liked anything else about it but it’s much better than cold war because I’ve already returned that trash.

  • Black ops 4 is trash please change it to something else

  • The best game of the month is a Plague Tale but is only on PS5, I think they forgot the PS4 generation

    • They didn’t forget, they just aren’t offering the PS4 version.

    • You get 2 PS4 games, which is what Plus offers. They didn’t forget.

    • Yeah they didn’t forget just treating PS4 users like trash and well with trash too…hope it doesn’t become a thing.

    • They just did a PS5 remaster of the game, and this is their showcase.

      Also, they recently announced the release of Plague Tale: Requiem on the next gen XBox. This keeps the game relevant on PS5 until its later release to PlayStation.

    • @daysend

      Requiem is coming to PS5 (and Switch) at the same time as Xbox. Just because Microsoft pretends a game is exclusive doesn’t mean it is. They lie. A lot.

  • Are kidding me?

  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, WEE 2k … What next? Come on PlayStation?

  • Ah, poorest offering of the year IMO. I will play A Plague Tale, but the other two are not strong. Oh well, it has been a great year overall, not every month is going to be a home run. Happy gaming to all!

    • Last months were a lot worse imo. I didn’t download any of them for the first time since I got PS Plus, and that’s saying something

    • June 2021 games were really poor

    • Plague Tale was a highlight of last gen for me, so that’s potentially good for anyone who hasn’t played it. An out of date multiplayer game and a WWE game that is by all accounts trash… that’s another matter.

  • Wow. Another Call of Duty (didn’t we already have twelve of these), a crappy MTA-Wrestling-Game and, well, Plague Tale is alright.

  • Terrible, stop it with these MP only games.

    • Yeah they don’t realise some of us actually prefer offline single player games.

    • I didn’t realize A Plague Tale was anything other than single player

    • Err… I’m guessing that many MP games have subsequent monetisation methods, unlike most SP games. Of which Sony gets a 30% cut. Am I being cynical… though to be honest, this is a pretty crap month anyway.

  • When the rumours are for games I don’t want they turn out to be true and when they’re games I would of liked such as Lost Legacy I get these.

  • only looking forward to plague tale the rest of the selection is awful

  • Not much in it for me personally as I don’t own a PS5, but at least there’s still hope for tomorrow’s PS Now games.

    Hope they release on the first of the month and don’t get packed in with Plus’ games on the sixth.

  • So there 1 ok game this month for PS4 ??? Very poor again

    • Check again. There are 0 ok games.. 😂

    • One of them is an award winning game but hey, you need to live up to your miserable name.
      Better throw in the predictable 🤪 emoji for authenticity too.

    • Is either COD or WWE the “award winning title?”

      By “one that won awards” you probably mean a Plague Tale. You know the one that ISNT a PS4 title.

  • BO4 is the worst COD in history. Only the ps5 game is good.

    • Its only the worst cod cuz your trash at it lmao bet your kd is in the negative get good trashboy🤣

    • That was clearly the terribly received Infinite Warfare, which also takes the award for the worst game shown at Playstation’s greatest E3 showcase in 2016.

    • addictedxgamer00

      Call of duty cold war is the worst cod game in existence black ops 4 was good and the zombies were excellent.

  • I don’t like COD Games. Will just go to backlog.

    WWE 2K Battlegrounds is decent. PSNOW users won’t be happy though.

    Plague Tale, would be nice if it came with the PS4 version.

  • Just Plague Tale for me, couldn’t care less about the other two.

  • Plague Tale Amazing

    Blackops 3.. meh

    WWE Battlegrounds…facedesk

    Seems like the run of good games has come to end

    • That’s what Sony do constantly.

      Big run of junk, then occasional not so terrible months so people can be all “OMG we got that good game once so stop complaining”. There will probably be a good game in a month or three.

    • There is a good game this month. You can lie to yourself all you want but you’re still wrong lol

      You should love a A Plague Tale: Innocence, goes perfect with your name,
      A Plague Misery Princess Tale: Innocence. Yep, I was right

    • So 1 ok game that’s for a console barely anyone owns makes it a good month? When there’s games not even worthwhile adding to the library for everyone else? You know statistically even if everyone on PS+ owns a PS5 only 1/5th of people got anything.

      It wasn’t that long ago we got 2x the games for 3 platforms, and generally they all got something of some worth (and it was 25% cheaper). So if you think this is somehow great you have low standards. Not usually something to gloat about or defend, but go right ahead I guess.

      No idea what you were trying to do at the end there but it doesn’t really work as an insult or a joke.

  • I’m looking forward to the PS5 game but the other 2 I won’t even download.

  • This is a 6/10 month

    • The month might be 6/10 but this lineup is 1/10 at best. 😜

    • I was hoping for lost legacy because I haven’t played it but no
      Plague tale 9/10 from what I hear
      Cod bo4 6.5/ maybe it will go up once I play it
      Battlegrounds 4/10 why

    • A Plague Tale reviewed well – but seriously, it’s a highly linear game that very quickly shows its technical limitations. TBH after the rats showed up, I lost all interest, as there was nothing menacing or even animal about them… just lots of chaotic mass of a poorly realised mechanic that was meant to be impressive (for the number) but just became laughable as a pointless mass of movement. It had lots of potential, but is stuck with the mechanics they thought were going to be impressive.

    • @miseryprincess you are overreacting tbh.

  • This is the first time I complain about ps+ games but wow sony you couldn’t line up a worse list. bravo

  • Another cod? Ehhhhh. Another Now double dip? Ehhhhh. Playstation ya gotta do better.

  • Um. Wow. I usually try to find the positives in these things but um… no. Plague Tale is ok (even if I have a few issues with it) but PS5 only? Way to punish those of us still unable to get one of those mythical machines. Ugh. And the two PS4 games are complete crud. Cheers.

    • On the plus side (pardon the pun), you can “buy” the PS5 version next week from the web store, and have it waiting for you when you do manage to ge a PS5. I did that with PS4 titles back when it was new, and had a nice library built when I got my PS4 about a year after release day.

      And Plague Tale is pretty good – played most of it on another platform, and looking forward to the upgraded version on my preferred platform. Hopefully I’ll finish it this time.

    • Yeah I have all the PS5 Plus games added to my library. Did the same years ago with PS4 and Vita games before I got those consoles and it was nice to have a whole bunch of things to play when I did get those. Plague Tale just bothers me a bit. As a pet rat owner. There’s somethings I’d rather not see.

    • addictedxgamer00

      Agreed I switched to Xbox 2 years ago because playstation just keeps dropping the ball. I just heard they got rid of communities lol. It’s like they’re actively trying to isolate their fan base and make them switch to PC or Xbox

  • Very bad month for ps4 especially

  • A multiplayer-only shooter, a game for a console I don’t own, and… WWE 2K Battlegrounds… Big yikes from me this month 😓

  • PSN always has the beast deals. Its why I went with a PS4 Pro.

    Too bad the PS5 looks like crap physically and had to get with Series X instead.

    Still have the PS4 Pro for these deals however. Cheers.

    • Ahhh the generation that choses a console because of how it looks… lol

    • Another person that can’t get a PS5 because of the insane demand. Get in line lol.

    • And 2 of these games are bad but……. try and enjoy those garbage games with gold games this month, since what else are you going to be playing on a series s/x ?????? hahaha.

    • When you try to sound cool about not being able to find a PS5, but end up making yourself sound way, way worse by pretending you buy consoles for their cases.

    • addictedxgamer00

      Imagine looking at this and thinking it’s a “deal” what a 🤡

  • That’s not acceptable Sony if a ps plus game have a ps4 version you should give it as well. And the other two games already on PS now.very poor month

  • This, chief, ain’t it.

    Yet another CoD. The worst in the franchise no less.

    A janky wrestling game filled to the brim with microtransactions that wrestling fans have vocally hated since launch.

    And a plague tale, which is amazing. But Ps5 only. Which means 80% of the subscriber base won’t play it because they don’t have one.

    Way to fumble July Sony.

    • Why is a plague tale ps5 only??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????the game is literally a ps4 game released in 2019. Bo4 is the only good game for ps4 owners and most people dont like it. 7/10.

    • addictedxgamer00

      Way to fumble the whole year more like.

  • Yet another terrible line up I’m starting to think that ps plus isn’t worth it anymore

  • Remember when you were going to give us PES (arguably the best football game around) and everyone started crying because, y’know, sport. Well I’m hoping everyone will start doing the same for WWE please. Who on Earth wants that outside of 12 year olds and American dudebros? On top of that it’s supposed to be TERRIBLE! And the cherry on top of that is that it’s on PS Now already (once again).

    Coupled with that you give away ANOTHER Call of Duty. And this one doesn’t even have a campaign!!!! Terrible month!

    Come on Sony, we don’t pay that money to get trash like WWE, which is niche beyond compare. I mean, football is the number one sport in the world and you still canned PES, so surely WWE needs to be replaced by something else too?

    • Not a chance. They only canned PES because they listen to their US fans.
      The rest of the world still got screwed when they gave away a BASEBALL game a month or 2 later and WOULD NOT remove it from Plus, a sport nowhere near the popularity of soccer.

    • Coz… Amereeka? May surprise people in the US, but most people in the world couldn’t give a crap about WWE.

  • Looks like ps plus lineups getting to “normal” again, i was worried, after FF remake what the heck is happening but it’s okay now.

  • To bad I already finished A Plague Tale… :(
    Good month for those who haven’t played it yet.

  • Ps plus needs to quit overlapping ps now games! Making us wait for games that we’ve already had on ps now is sad!

  • Nice. I platinum PS4 APTI. Will gladly plat again on PS5.

    John Earwig

  • Adam Michel needs to be sacked.

  • Pure garbage with that WWE game Sony. Shame on you for picking this out of literally 4500 other PS4 games that haven’t come to Plus before. Its so hard to figure out what the hell you are doing sometimes.

  • The only good game this month is “A Plague Tale: Innocence” and its only for PS5. This is not fair.
    I have PS4 console and I was waiting for this game for so long.

  • Not good for non-MP PS4 owners. ☹️

  • We want plague tale for ps4

  • Hrozně moc bych si chtěl zahrát a plague tale innocence ,ale Sony to dá pouze na PS5.

  • You did know what people would say before posting this so whatever I can say is more of the same.
    But for real.. c’mon.. you’ve been sending trash our way for 3 months already

  • Woohoo Plague Tale!

    Oh. PS5 only. ‘Thanks Sony’. FFS.

    Can’t wait to pick up my Series X with Gamepass. Sony is a joke these days.

    • Please. We both know that if you’re so poor you rely on PS plus to get games, that you aren’t buying any Xbox. You totally should someday though. I’d love to see the look on your face someday when you realize blowing $1000+ over time on rental games wasnt the great deal you thought it was.

    • While it is true that Sony has been a joke lately, Xbox doesn’t have many good exclusives, and I’m not sure they know how. If you think Jim Ryan is bad, (and you should) Phil Spencer is solely a ‘manager’ and doesn’t have a ‘gamer mind’ – similar to Ryan. Basically, you have to deal with stupid $h^t no matter which way you go. Enjoy.

  • PS5 ❤️

  • Another slap in the face to PS4 and PSNow users. The one good game is exclusive to a console no one can get and you continually recycle games between PSNOW and PS+. Likely canceling my psnow tomorrow as you don’t seem to take the service seriously and instead use it as a preview for what to expect for PS+. There’s literally thousands of quality games on your consoles that there’s zero excuse for this to keep happening.

    • There are 9 million PS5’s out there. I had no trouble getting one when I decided I wanted one In January. So, no.

  • Black Ops 4, I love zombies, now i can play all the black ops games!

  • Another poor month. Rather give us that promised 100GB cloud, instead of 1000 files cloud…. It is just bad joke…. Won’t let me upload even 20GB… Lost few years of saves after ps5 system crash cause can’t upload more to cloud. If it hit limit abou 90GB, ok, 10GB difference is nothing. But letting us use less than 20%? That’s not what I am paying for…

  • Seriously, if you give us another CoD, please one with a campaign. Everyone who wants to play Cod online for free is playing warzone.

    WWE 2k Battlegrounds is just a joke too. It is a rushed game from 2k, because they had to release a game and skipped WWE 2021, because WWE 2k20 was a disaster…

    The only good game is Plague and its only for PS5. At least give us PS4 and PS5 version, if you don’t give us real PS5 games

    • When you don’t know what you’re talking about, you shouldn’t post.

      WWE Battlegrounds was in development for 2yrs by Saber Interactive. 2K only published it. It was coming out irrespective of what happened with 2K21.

      The game isn’t rushed, has a huge roster and the online King of the Battleground mode is great fun.

    • To be frank – I’m starting to get a bit tired of seeing “PS5 versions”… that have nothing more than a 60FPS patch, and for that’we’re having to take up our internal drive storage? I understand that there’s not the PS5 base yet – but let’s call it as it is – smoke and mirrors. Espeically as APTI has almost nothing to gain from 60FPS (as it’s not a combat game).

  • Gotta love paying for games and then they’re free the next couple weeks lmfao do I get my money back!?

    • addictedxgamer00

      Let’s put it this way sorry would rather go bankrupt from lawyer fees than give you a penny of your money back. Good luck trying to contact “customer support” 😂

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