The joys of online gaming are something that many of us take for granted, you might not even think about how you play online because you do it so often that it's second nature.
That's not the case for everyone, and if you're wondering how to play online multiplayer on your PS4, then welcome to you and your shiny new PS4.
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Playing online lets you meet new people, realise what a horrible mistake that was, and mute your mic. However, it does occasionally lead to some decent friendships, not to mention all the fun you'll have as you play.
So, here's everything you need to be able to play online multiplayer on PS4.
How to play online multiplayer on PS4
To do this, the first things you'll need are an internet connection and PS Plus. The second one isn't always required, but the vast majority of online features require a membership.
So, if you haven't already, click away to the PS Plus website and sign up for a membership today! Or you can sign up through your console by selecting the big yellow plus on the home page.
As long as that's all good, and your router is set up correctly, then you just need to do this:
- Scroll right and select Settings on the home screen
- Select Network
- Select Set Up Internet Connection
- Select Wi-Fi if you want to use wireless
- Select LAN Cable if you're going to use a wired connection
- Add the details required if you're on Wi-Fi, or make sure the LAN cable is connected if you're using a wired connection
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Are there any risks of being online?
Apart from the sometimes horrific online communities in certain games, there aren't any major risks to playing online games. Make sure to never give out your real name or any details about your life, nor should you let people know your password or logins for anything, including your PSN.
It's also worth noting that children should probably be kept out of voice chat unless it's with their friends. The same is, unfortunately, true of anyone who isn't a white guy when it comes to a lot of online shooters thanks to the disgustingly bigoted communities that occasionally arise.
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