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Free PS Plus games for July: Black Ops 4, A Plague Tale: Innocence on PS5, and more

A Plague Tale: Innocence
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The free PS Plus games for July 2021 are on the way, and they're full of plague horror, futuristic warfare, and physically impossible but undeniably cool wrestling moves.

The line of free PS Plus games for July includes four games, since Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is getting an extra month: the fresh pick for PS5 is A Plague Tale: Innocence (giving you plenty of time to play before A Plague Tale: Requiem arrives next year); and on PS4 and PS5 backwards compatibility Sony's offering up Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and WWE 2K Battlegrounds.

The new set of free PS Plus games will be available starting on Tuesday, July 6, and you'll have until Monday, August 2 to claim them all - that also goes for Virtua Fighter 5, which will end its extended window along with the July lineup. Here's some more info about each of the games on offer.

Free PS Plus games for July 2021 

A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5) 

One of the free PS Plus games

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The third-person horror game set in a 14th century France torn apart by both the bubonic plague and merciless agents of the Inquisition returns with new-gen exclusive improvements in A Plague Tale: Innocence for PS5. You'll see Amicia and Hugo's story play out in native 4K with a targeted 60 FPS frame rate and significantly reduced load times. Speaking of new-gen exclusives, only the PS5 version will be available as a free PS Plus Game. You'll have to buy the PS4 version separately if you want to play it there. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4)

One of the free PS Plus games

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The final sci-fi installment of the original Black Ops story - before it started dipping into more semi-historical escapades again with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - comes correct to the free PS Plus games lineup with all three multiplayer modes: standard competitive, Zombies, and Call of Duty Warzone predecessor Blackout. Even if you already owned Black Ops 4, this will be a great time to jump back in and wipe the floor with all the new players give the new players a warm welcome. 

WWE 2K Battlegrounds (PS4)

One of the free PS Plus games

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Professional wrestling is basically a real-life cartoon, and WWE 2K Battlegrounds just removes all pretext indicating otherwise. Play as caricatured versions of all-star wrestlers who can pull off superpowered versions of their signature moves in a single-player campaign or in local and online multiplayer matches - and yes, you can still make your own custom wrestler in the Battleground Challenge. 

Free PS Plus games for June 2021

  • Operation: Tango (PS5)
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown (PS4)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (PS4)

For more PlayStation fun, check out our guide to upcoming PS5 games and find where to buy a PS5.

Connor Sheridan

I got my degree in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I got there was from working at CM Life, its student-run campus newspaper. I got my degree in video games from bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.