Apex Legends has become a phenomenon overnight, but every inch of its success has been earned. Respawn Entertainment’s brilliant take on the Battle Royale lobs in a squad-based hero shooter twist, which is just enough to set it apart from its many contemporaries on the PS4. Rock-solid shooting and some smart design decisions – such as the implementation of the Ping system, which improves communication – make this one of the strongest surprise hits in recent memory.
Overwatch is PS4's best hero shooter by a mile, and remains a popular online multiplayer title. Each of the characters has its own weapons and abilities to utilise during objective-based modes, and it's a joy to play, particularly with friends. If you're looking for an online shooter to play with pals, this should be your first stop.
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege is another PS4 FPS that's been massively improved over time. It remains extremely popular, and that's thanks to Ubisoft's constant updates and tweaks, resulting in a hyper polished experience. Online matches pit defenders against attackers, with each player on a team taking up a variety of different roles. Each role has different weapons, gadgets, and equipment that has them suited to various tasks. If you like a bit of strategy in your shooters, there's no better option.
We couldn't not mention Fortnite, right? The Battle Royale aspect of Epic's shooter is played by an eye-watering number of players, and remains the free-to-play game of choice on PS4. Throwing in basic crafting alongside the last man standing mentality, this cartoonish shooter is a phenomenon, and a blast with friends.
It's been around for several years now, but Rocket League is still the king of online multiplayer on PS4. Fantastic netcode and a huge pool of players means getting a game is a breeze, and while the gameplay can take a while to learn, it's so satisfying to get right. Playing this with friends is some of the best fun you can have on the console. If you haven't given it a try yet, why the heck not?