Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, on Xbox and PC crossplay cannot be disabled from the game

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According to player reports, at the moment Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t have an option for disable crossplay on PC, Xbox Series X|S and One, where instead it is present on PS5 and PS4. Luckily for Green Cross players there is a workaround.

In the two images below shared by, we can see that the PlayStation versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 feature a toggle option for quickly toggling PC and Xbox crossplay on and off. This entry is instead completely absent in the Xbox and PC versions of the shooter.

COD Modern Warfare 2, the options for PlayStation consoles

COD Modern Warfare 2, the options for the Xbox and PC versions

COD Modern Warfare 2, the options for the Xbox and PC versions

As you can imagine many players are annoyed by the absence of such an option, which is basic in almost all multiplayer games. The reason is simple: there’s a major disparity between the aiming accuracy offered by a console controller and a PC mouse, even after adjusting for aim assist. Let’s talk about a crucial aspect in a shooter.

In the case of Xbox players, fortunately, there is an external solution to the game, namely that of disable crossplay directly from the console. It is a very simple operation, which requires a few steps, which we have listed below:

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the guide, then select Profile & system > Settings > Account.
  • Select Privacy & online safety > Xbox privacy settings > View details & customize > Communication & multiplayer.
  • Select the “You can participate in Cross-Network Play” option and choose “Block” instead of “Allow”. Keep in mind that by clearly blocking console crossplay, it will be disabled for all games, not just Call of Duty.

On PC unfortunately there are no solutions, with the hope that an option to disable crossplay in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be added in the near future via an update.

For some time, fans of the series have been asking Activision to implement an input-based matchmaking system, i.e. combining players who use the same type of device. This feature was present in 2019’s Modern Warfare, but hasn’t been brought back for subsequent chapters of the series since.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is available today, Friday October 28, for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.

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