FPS is one of the most popular genres in the video game market, with new multiplayer shooters releasing every year. As these games are multiplayer, they require a big player base and therefore the developers usually make them free to play. In this article, we are going to showcase the top 5 best free multiplayer FPS games to try in 2022.

1. Valorant

Valorant is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games. Despite being a hero shooter similar to Overwatch or Team Fortress, Valorant actually takes inspiration from the Counter-strike series of tactical shooters.

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Valorant is probably the best hero shooter Free-To-Play Multiplayer FPS you can find currently.

Similar to CS, the main game mode of Valorant is a 5 vs 5 match between two teams of agents, each has weapons and special abilities. Abilities are divided into normal (require charges) and ultimate (require other resources).

Players start with a pistol and gain money to buy weapons via an in-game reward system, similar to CS. The weapon system of Valorant is also similar, with the usual roster of submachine guns, shotguns, machine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles.

2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is the fourth game in the legendary Counter-Strike series. Ten years have passed since CS:GO's release, but the classic FPS series has shown no sign of stopping. It has the classic shooter gameplay with no bells or whistles - just two teams fighting each other with guns.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the simplest free-to-play multiplayer FPS.

There are 9 official game modes with distinct characteristics, however, the most popular is still the classic bomb defusal. It involves the Terrorists planting a bomb while Counter-Terrorists attempts to stop them. CS:GO used to be paid but has become free awhile ago. If you want to experience the classic CS gameplay in 2022, this is one of the best titles to try.

3. Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite is the newest member of this list, released just a few days ago. It is the latest entry of the legendary console shooter Halo franchise. While the single player portion of the game is paid-only, players can enjoy the multiplayer for free.

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite is the most futuristic Free-To-Play Multiplayer FPS on this list.

In Infinite, players use a number of weapons and vehicles commonly found in the Halo series and battle each other in traditional Halo modes like slayer and capture the flag. There are other modes available in standard 4v4 and Big Team Battle variants. Furthermore, there is also a 12v12 mode, a first for the series. There is also a new "ability pickups" mechanic, which allows a player to activate a special power a limited number of times.

4. Apex Legends

Apex Legends is one of the later games in the battle royale genre, which has more or less saturated these days. Due to its various innovations, the game has been staying on top and growing even throughout 2021. In Apex, players form into two- or three-player squads of special characters with unique abilities and go against other groups on a large battle royale map.

Apex Legends
Apex Legends is a team based BR.

The special part about Apex Legends is that it manages to keep the focus on gunplay while having special character abilities. Most of these abilities are utilities, which encourage creative gameplay instead of just "press a button to deal damage". A mobile version of the game is still in the work.

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5. Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone is a battle royale focused entry of the Call of Duty series. It brings Call of Duty's unique mechanics onto a large BR battlefield. The game features two main modes: Battle Royale and Plunder, which allow combat among 150 players, the largest amongst BR. Some limited-time game modes even support 200 players.

Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone combines classic shooter combat with military tech weapons.

Warzone introduces a new in-game currency system that can be used at "Buy Stations" in and around the map. Players can get cash from the map to exchange for custom class, powerful weapons (killstreaks), and more items.

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