Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now officially out, revealing that only PlayStation players can currently disable cross-play in the game’s multiplayer mode.
Crossplay allows players from all platforms to compete in the same matches, which can benefit matchmaking times since the player pool is much larger. Games that support cross-play usually offer the ability to disable it, as some console players may not want to play with PC players using mouse and keyboard, while some PC players prefer not to play with console players. that have aim assist.
For some unknown reason, this option in Modern Warfare 2 is only available to PS5 and PS4 players, meaning Xbox and PC players are stuck in cross-play lobbies until developer Infinity Ward makes a change. This might not be that surprising, though, given that the option to disable crossplay has also been omitted from titles like Call of Duty: Warzone and Halo Infinite. As Video Games Chronicle reported, many gamers have taken to social media to express their discontent with this decision.
Xbox gamers have the ability to bypass this bypass at the system level, disabling support for cross-play that will apply to all games on the system. PC gamers, unfortunately, don’t have a similar option. If you want to disable crossplay at the system level on Xbox, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings menu on the Xbox console
- Go to the General tab and choose ‘Online safety and family’
- Choose ‘Privacy and online safety’ and then ‘Xbox Live privacy’
- Choose ‘View details and customize’, then ‘Communication and multiplayer’
- Under the tab that says “You can play with people outside of Xbox Live,” choose “Block.”
Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer is live today, after the game’s campaign launched a week early for those who had pre-ordered it. In our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign review, we praised the engaging settings and mission variety, with editor Summer Doster writing, “My surprise at enjoying the added open world settings and new maneuverability gives me hoping that these elements of freedom can become a staple for the franchise, and that’s a future for Call of Duty that I can get behind.”
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