We’re excited to announce that Days of Play is back for 2021 to celebrate the passionate PlayStation community around the globe!
We wanted to make this year’s event even more special and engaging for our gamers. That’s why this year’s Days of Play will feature various activities across a few weeks to celebrate the power of play and the vibrancy of our community by connecting gamers together.
PlayStation Player Celebration*
PlayStation Player Celebration is back! This special event calls on our player community to join together to achieve a shared set of goals and earn exclusive PSN avatars and PS4 themes in the process.**
Registration starts today and will remain open until May 31. Stage One kicks off on May 18 – here are steps to participate:
1. Sign Up
Register with your PSN Sign-In ID here. Once you sign up, you’re automatically entered into all future Stages of the program.
The event is open to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users in the following locations: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and the United States.
2. Start playing on May 18
There are three Stages throughout the event, with the first Stage kicking off on May 18. Each Stage will have the following Community Goals:
● Play PS4/PS5 games — the Community must play a target number of games each week. Every PS4/PS5 game that each entrant plays for at least an hour (across as many sessions as you’d like during the week) will count towards the Games Goal. You’ll earn double points towards the goal if you play games with users on your Friends List (who have also signed up to participate).
● Earn Trophies — the Community must earn a target number of Trophies each week. Each entrant can have a maximum of six PS4/PS5 Trophies count towards the Trophies Goal.
● If the first set of goals are reached before the end of each Stage, there will be a new set of Bonus Goals the Community can work towards.
3. Earn exclusive PSN Avatars and PS4 Themes
Everyone who signs up before a Stage begins can earn exclusive PSN avatars as well as PS4 dynamic themes (with custom music and icons) when the Community achieves the Games and Trophies Goals for that Stage.
If the Community also achieves the Stage’s Bonus goals, players who signed up prior to the start of that Stage will receive additional PSN avatars.
Finally, if the Community Goals for all Stages are met (excluding the Bonus goals), players who signed up and participated in all three Stages will receive a cumulative prize featuring an exclusive PSN avatar and PS4 theme set!
The rewards will be delivered directly to your PS4 or PS5 via Notifications approximately 1-2 days after each Stage ends. Please note that the PS4 themes will only be downloadable on PS4, and not PS5.
Check out the chart below to see the goals for each Stage. The goals reset at each Stage.
Stage OneMay 18, 12:00am PDT – May 24, 11:59pm PDT
May 18, 8:00am BST – May 25, 7:59am BST
2.4M Games played
7.2M Trophies earned
An exclusive PS4 dynamic theme
An exclusive PSN avatar
Stage TwoMay 25, 12:00am PDT – May 31, 11:59pm PDT
May 25, 8:00am BST – June 1, 7:59am BST
2.9M Games played
8.5M Trophies earned
Five exclusive PSN avatars
Stage ThreeJune 1, 12:00am PDT – June 7, 11:59pm PDT
June 1, 8:00am BST – June 8, 7:59am BST
3.0M Games played
9.0M Trophies earned
An exclusive PS4 dynamic theme
An exclusive PSN avatar
|If all goals (excluding bonus goals) are reached, entrants who participated every week will receive an additional PSN avatar and PS4 dynamic theme.|
Click here to learn more about the PlayStation Player Celebration and track the latest progress on goals and see Official Rules here. Make sure to check back often to see how the Community is doing, when each goal has been met, and when the next Stage begins.
Days of Play Celebration Sale
A Days of Play sale will kick off later this month, and the sale will feature PS4 and PS5 software titles, other select products, and more. Products on offer and prices will vary by region. We’ll have more details to share soon, so stay tuned!
Free Online Multiplayer Weekend
If you haven’t tried the online multiplayer benefit for PlayStation Plus yet, later this month, we’re hosting a free online multiplayer weekend where you’ll be able to access the online multiplayer modes in PS4 and PS5 games that you own. (Online multiplayer game sold separately. Requires internet connection and PlayStation Network account.)
Share of the Week
In celebration of Days of Play, PlayStation Blog will also host a specially themed Share of the Week. The first theme will be announced on May 14, so make sure to keep an eye out for that.
We hope you’ll enjoy this year’s Days of Play and we’re looking forward to playing together. Happy Gaming!
*Sign-ups May 11 – May 31. Competition ends June 7. The PlayStation player community may earn rewards by contributing to and meeting the Community Goals set each week. If you play with PSN friends, your contribution counts twice towards Games Goal. PlayStation Plus membership not required to enter or earn rewards. See Official Rules: playstation.com/days-of-play-celebration-rules. Participants must be 18+. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
**Entrants who are PS5 users will not be able to download the dynamic PS4 themes.