The Top 5 Free To Play Games

With more free time comes a greater need for various forms of entertainment, and one can only take so many hours of Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu. While video streaming services are great to pass the time, they offer minimal interaction and can quickly become tedious or boring. A better way to stay engaged while stuck at home is gaming, specifically online gaming. There are many different types of games, and while most people have a specific genre that they prefer, there has never been a better time to start experimenting with different Genres. Luckily for you most online games do not require you to leave your home to get started, all you need to do is download the game online and start playing. But what games should you start with? Our recommendation is to start with some of the bigger name free to play games.  You don’t need to put any money down to get started so you can test out the game and see if it is right for you. 

Here are our top 5 free to play games available right now:

1. League of Legends:

League of Legends is easily one of the biggest and most well-known of the free to play games available right now. With fast, action packed, skill based gameplay, League of Legends can keep you occupied for hours. The game involves a vast array of unique champions that you select from and control in various player versus player match formats. League is a great free to play game that you can play with your friends.  Form a team and crush your competition all while staying entertained and connected.

2. Call of Duty: Warzone:

Call of Duty: Warzone builds off of the popular Call of Duty franchise and the rise of popularity of the Battle Royal genre of games. Warzone changes up the formula a bit from other Battle Royale games by expanding the total players to 150. Warzone is free to play, however you don’t get access to the base Call of Duty game.  However Warzone is a fun and engaging experience that allows a team of up to four to play together.  Meaning you get the active engagement of a great game as well as a activity to enjoy with your friends online, all without needing to buy anything.

3. Dauntless:

For those of you looking for fast action packed fantasy gameplay and giant beasts that need to be hunted, then Dauntless is the free to play game for you.  Dauntless involves teams of hunters (although you can play solo) hunting and fighting giant beasts known as Behemoths. The core game loop is hunting Behemoths then using rewards from the hunts to craft better gear to hunt stronger monsters.  With a unique art style and distinct weapon types, Dauntless is a great game to play online with friends.

4. Magic: The Gathering Arena:

For those of you looking for an online Card Game, Magic the Gathering: Arena is a great option.  Arena is based on the Wizards of the Coast card game Magic: The Gathering, which has been around for a long while.  Arena is one of the most challenging online card games out there with decades of source material to draw from.  Every game will bring new challenges and new cards to pursue. Free to play, you’ll find hours of enjoyment with Magic the Gathering: Arena.

5. Guild Wars 2:

Guild Wars 2 is a Fantasy MMO with thousands of players.  It’s a great game that offers both PvE and PvP game modes, and traditional MMO customizability. Originally with a cost of $60, Guild Wars 2 base game has since become free to play, allowing any gaming to try the series for free before considering the expansions.  Guild Wars 2 features massive world bosses and dynamic zones that respond to players actions. Join large PvP encounters and battle for control of forts, supply points, and control of a zone in three way mass PvP combat.

There are plenty of free to play games online right now, many more than the 5 we listed here.  If you are looking for a new game to play while stuck inside, these are great options to start.