The latest in DICE's long-running series, Battlefield V takes the fight to World War II. As multiplayer experts, the studio has crafted yet another highly entertaining online shooter, with matches epic in scale and plenty of ways to enjoy the game. The suite of modes is set to grow, too, with a Battle Royale mode named Firestorm coming soon and more post-launch content besides.
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After a troubled initial release on PS3, Final Fantasy XIV is vastly improved in its PS4 iteration. Square Enix's second stab at an MMORPG set in the Final Fantasy universe, it's quietly discussed as the best example available on consoles right now, and you can play a huge chunk of it entirely for free if you don't believe it.
Diablo III is another one for the grinders, providing an absolute lootfest for RPG fanatics. You'll defeat endless swarms of enemies from an isometric perspective and keep your eye out for shiny weapons and gear that will help your stats creep up, only so you can do it all over again. This is an almost endlessly replayable online experience, and one of our favourite multiplayer experiences on PS4.
Monster Hunter: World is lots of fun alone, but at its heart, the RPG is built to be played with your pals. Setting up an online game can be fiddly, but once you're out tracking down giant beasts and smacking them about with your chums, it's insanely fun, and can quickly become addictive. Once the gameplay clicks, the quest for bigger prey and better loot will keep you hooked for hundreds of hours.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 controversially canned the series’ trademark single player campaign, but its emphasis on online play has earned it a place towards the top of our online list. The series’ staple competitive multiplayer makes a return, but it’s joined by one of the most ambitious co-operative suites yet, spanning zombie gauntlets in coliseums right the way through to the Titanic. And then there’s Blackout: a really popular Battle Royale alternative that’s only really recently been eclipsed by Apex Legends.