PS Plus subscribers: Today is your last chance to claim PS Plus Essential’s free games for November 2022. Tomorrow, Dec. 6, Sony will swap these titles for its December 2022 lineup, making the free November 2022 games unavailable for good. That is, unless you make sure you can continue to play them far into the future.
November 2022’s Essential lineup includes Nioh 2/Nioh 2 Remastered, LEGO Harry Potter Collection, and Heavenly Bodies, a good group of games to have in your library whenever you’re able to get to them. They went live for subscribers on Nov. 1, so players have had nearly five weeks to claim, download, and play these particular games.
As you might know, any PS Plus subscription entitles you to these Essential games. Whether you subscribe to PS Plus Essential, PS Plus Extra, or PS Plus Premium, you can claim and download the Essential games as long as you have an active PS Plus subscription. However, that only applies to these specific Essential games. Extra and Premium offer additional games to play for free, but these titles are only available as long as Sony keeps them active. Once the company removes these games from the service, they’re no longer accessible.
Essential games, on the flip side, stay attached to your PS Plus account as long as you claim them. So, theoretically, you’ll be able to play these games as long as the service exists. It’d be nice if Sony would make claiming these free titles something that happens automatically, but, unfortunately, you need to remember to do it every month.
Sony’s December 2022 Essential lineup includes Divine Knockout: Founder’s Edition, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and Biomutant. The company announced these three titles in a Nov. 30 tweet, so we’ve had some warning this changeover was going to happen tomorrow. Whether the news never reached you, or you’re a chronic procrastinator like me, this is your sign to claim those November games stat.