Games are expensive and those costs add up over time. Sometimes the price can be daunting, especially on a new game that you just want to try out. Other times, friends want to play a game together but can\u2019t find one they\u2019re both willing to buy or within their budgets. Perhaps it\u2019s quarantine pushing new gamers into new fields. Free to play games appeal to all audiences for their easily accessible base game. Free to play games get a bad reputation for their quality, or lack there of, and pay to win mechanics. Free to play games make their money through battle passes. Items cost money, but the base game itself is free to play. We have the ten best free to play multiplayer games on PC. The free to play field is dominated by battle royale style games, namely Fortnite, but there are many others of various types. Fortnite image via Epic Games We would be remiss if we didn\u2019t mention Fortnite. A hugely popular battle royale style game with building mechanics. Fortnite\u2019s battle royale gamemode is free-to-play, but there are other, less popular, versions that cost money. Fortnite also relies on a battle pass mechanic. If you want some of those nice cosmetics, you\u2019ll need to pay for them. Apex Legends image via Epic Games Apex Legends is another popular battle royale game. Unlike Fortnite, Apex Legends creates characters like Overwatch, with detailed backgrounds, personalities, and unique abilities. There\u2019s a story to explore and characters to love in Apex Legends. Valorant Image via playvalorant.com A newcomer in the free-to-play battle royale scene, Valorant is available after a long, closed beta. It resembles Apex Legends and CS:GO more than Fortnite. It is a punishing and challenging game with unique and creative characters. Valorant also features some very creative weapons, but those cost extra. Call of Duty: Warzone image via Activision The last of the free-to-play battle royale games is Call of Duty: Warzone. Warzone players don\u2019t need to purchase Modern Warfare to have access to the game. It is cross platform, which may bother some PC players that don\u2019t want to compete against console players. For others, it lets PC players interact directly with their console buddies in a free-to-play environment. Hearthstone image via Blizzard Entertainment Now that we\u2019re out of the battle royale games, Hearthstone is a free-to-play, digital collectible card game. Gameplay revolves around defeating enemies with your deck and a little luck with the cards. It may feel like it\u2019s pay to win in some places because card packs cost money, so if you\u2019re hoping to expand your deck, you\u2019ll need to pay to do so. Team Fortress 2 Image via Steam If you want to play Overwatch but don\u2019t want to pay for it, Team Fortress 2 is a free alternative. It\u2019s older than Overwatch and, depending on who you ask, the inspiration for the game. Team Fortress 2 has player created levels that can range from pure delight to chaos. But that\u2019s part of the fun. Paladins image via Hi-Rez Studios Paladins is another Overwatch alternative. It leans more towards the fantasy genre than Overwatch\u2019s science fiction feel. With magic, animal characters, and more, the characters have more variety. The objectives are the same, depending on the maps. League of Legends image via Riot Games League of Legends is a hugely popular MOBA game from Riot Games. Players can earn in-game currency and purchase champions, upgrades, and cosmetic items without paying real money for it. It is faster and easier to buy it with cash, however. League of Legends is competitive and known for some toxicity, but for the gamer looking to explore and play with friends, it\u2019s a good opportunity. Dota 2 image via Steam Dota 2 is Valve\u2019s version of League of Legends. Dota 2 is another MOBA game with 119 fantasy themed heroes to pick from. All heroes are free to play and it utilizes the Steam workshop, for those that like to get creative with their games. Dauntless image via Phoenix Labs Dauntless is a free game similar to Monster Hunter. The Monster Hunter games have an exclusivity contract with Sony. PlayStation 4 players get the game and updates months before they hit Steam. If players want to play something similar without the big price tag and the lengthy wait, Dauntless is a similar alternative.\u00a0 There are many other free to play multiplayer games available on PC. The ones listed here made names for themselves and have a reliable and consistent player base, which is an important feature in a multiplayer game. Original article written by Rebekah McPhearson. Update written by Adelaide Weiss.