Latest Play at Home 2021 Update Adds In-Game Rewards

Just like clockwork, Sony has extended its Play at Home 2021 initiative well into the next half of the year, offering more free content for everyone. However, unlike the previous offerings, which gave players the likes of 2016's Ratchet & Clank and 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony's latest Play at Home 2021 update is focused more on giving away free in-game content.

The latest Play at Home 2021 update is a good reason to pick up and give Warzone a try.

Scroll down below to learn more about what Sony is giving away as part of its latest Play at Home 2021 update.

What's New in the Latest Play at Home 2021 Update?

While the freebies are nowhere near enough to get you far in the microtransaction-heavy NBA 2K21, it's enough to get you started.

Before anything else, we'd like to remind you that the latest Play at Home 2021 update will displace the current one. So, if you haven't gotten a chance to get a free copy of Horizon Zero Dawn, make sure that you do it as soon as possible.

All PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners will have at least until May 15, 2021, at 05:00 CEST to download Horizon Zero Dawn for free.

After Horizon Zero Dawn, among others, Sony is giving away free in-game content in the form of free currency, loot, and XP packs, in 10 different games.

Here are all the games with free in-game content as part of the latest Play at Home 2021 update:

  • Brawlhalla - Rayman legend Unlock, Sir Rayelot Skin with Axe and Gauntlet Weapon Skins, Shrug Emote, and Grimm Sidekick
  • Call of Duty Warzone - 5 Double XP Tokens
  • Destruction Allstars - 1,100 Destruction Points
  • MLB The Show 21 - MLB The Show 21 10 The Show Packs
  • NBA 2K21 - MyTeam Series 2 Amethyst Damian Lillard, 5,000 MyTeam Points, "and more"
  • Rocket League - Blue Notch Wheels, Blue Smoke Boost, Blue Rocks Trail, and the Impact BL Player Banner
  • Rogue Company - Kyoto Undercover Ronin Outfit and 200 Rogue Bucks
  • World of Tanks - 5 x 1.5 Silver Boosters, 5 x 2.0 XP Boosters, 7 days Premium Account access, and more
  • World of Warships - Tier III battleship Arkansas, 7 Days Premium Account access, and 5 x Rare Boosters (all five types)
  • Warframe - 100 Platinum, 100,000 Credits, 7 Day Affinity Booster, Essential Base Damage Mod Bundle, and more
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All PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners will be able to redeem all but one of the new offerings of the latest Stay at Home 2021 update starting on May 17 at 8:00 PDT, 04:00 BST, and 12:00 JST. The same freebies will be available until June 6 at 11:59 PM PD or June 7 at 07:59 BST and 15:59 JST.

The lone exception is the free Double XP Tokens for Call of Duty: Warzone. This will be available at a later date on May 20 at 10:00 PDT and 18:00 BST or May 21 at 2:00 JST.

Is Sony Still Going to Give Away Free Games?

Naturally, the initial reaction to the latest Play at Home 2021 update is that the offerings were tame compared to the previous months.

Although the value of the free in-game content would probably amount to just as much as what Sony gave away via the Play at Home initiative back in March and April when converted to real-world currency, many prefer free games anyway. It also doesn't help that Sony's May 2021 PlayStation Plus line-up was less-than-stellar.

With that said, free is still free, and with the Days of Play event set to kick off soon, there's enough to keep PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners busy for at least the next couple of weeks.

Hopefully, by then, Sony will have improved its offerings for June. Who knows? Maybe we'll finally see the long-rumored PS4 version of Godfall.

On the other hand, Xbox just secured another win for its value-packed video game subscription service. After Outriders and MLB The Show 21 launched on the Xbox Game Pass, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance will be available on the Xbox Game Pass on its launch day on June 22.

Ray Ampoloquio
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