PlayStation users are currently taking advantage of a new exploit that will net them over six years worth of PlayStation Plus Premium at what is effectively half price. First spotted by @Wario64 on Twitter, and verified by our deals team @IGNDeals, you can still buy 12-months’ worth of PS Now using a specific link on your web browser. This will auto-convert to 12-months of PS Plus Premium at no extra cost when it launches in June.
Sony had previously blocked the option to buy more than 1-month of PS Now. But, this workaround link is still live, for now, and PlayStation users have been quick to stack up as many years of PS Now as they can, ready for the 1:1 conversion in June. As far as we know, you won’t be punished for using this exploit, but it’s clear Sony probably doesn’t want you doing it either. It’s likely going to get shut down soon, so if you are going to take advantage, you better do it soon. We’ll explain the relevant steps you need below.
How to Get 50% Off PlayStation Plus Premium
To use this exploit, you’ll need to be using a web browser on your computer or mobile device. Sign into your PSN account on your device, and then top up your PSN wallet with however much you’ll need via Amazon or PSN (redeem codes here).
Once you’re happy with your choice, use this link to purchase 12-months of PS Now. This will let you buy PS Now, and if you repeat this step after you’ve finished your purchase, you can actually stack your membership for what seems like an infinite amount. PS Now was previously thought to have a three-year stacking limit, but that has seemingly gone out the window during this exploit, with some users reporting six years worthing of stacking, while others have gone even further and somehow stacked their accounts all the way to 2031.
- Use a web browser on mobile or PC, not the PS app
- Sign into your PSN account
- Buy PSN Top-Ups at Amazon or via PSN
- Redeem codes here if you need to
- Purchase 12-months of PS Now
- Repeat Steps 3 and 4 up to 6-years of PS Now
- Free PS Plus Premium conversion in June 2022
What is PlayStation Plus Premium?
Sony announced its revision of its PlayStation Plus subscription service last week, effectively combining PS Plus and PS Now. There’s a brand new three-tier structure to the service, Essential, Extra, and Premium.
If you subscribe to the PS Plus Premium membership tier, you can expect around 700 games in total to be included with the subscription. Sony has stated at launch they’re expecting to have games such as Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal. Games from PS3, PS2, and original PlayStation era titles will also be available via cloud streaming and direct downloads, but this will definitely differ depending on what game you’re trying to play.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.
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