Is Modern Warfare 2 crossplay?

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Image showing Red Team 141 from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Credit: Activision
October 28, 2022: Modern Warfare 2 has finally gone live. You can get in there right now and play it for yourself

In recent years, the idea of playing the same game regardless of the platform has skyrocketed in popularity with many triple-A franchises adopting the feature to unite their communities. Although there's still a while until Modern Warfare 2 launches, many are beginning to wonder if Modern Warfare 2 crossplay will feature in Infinity Ward's latest title.

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So far, the developer has shared information on the single-player campaign alongside details on an all-new AI that will create add deeper immersion to various areas of the game including multiplayer.

Crossplay in Call of Duty made its debut in 2019's Modern Warfare and continues to feature in order to enable players to play with or against each other whether they're on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. So, will Modern Warfare 2 feature crossplay? Here's everything we know.

Does Modern Warfare 2 have crossplay?

Despite a lack of confirmation from Activision and Infinity Ward, a Forbes report confirms crossplay will feature in Modern Warfare 2 following a media day at Infinity Ward's Los Angeles studio.

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Considering crossplay has featured in the last three Call of Duty titles, removing it would mark a backward step for the franchise. It's no surprise to see the feature make a return after the hugely positive reception it received when it first arrived in 2019.

How to disable Modern Warfare 2 crossplay

If you're on PlayStation and don't want to play against anyone on Xbox or PC, you can disable Modern Warfare 2 crossplay. Here's what you need to do:

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  • Load into Modern Warfare 2
  • Select the 'Options' menu
  • Head to the 'Account' tab
  • Change Crossplay from 'Enabled' to 'Disabled'

The same method applies to Xbox and PC users who want to match players on the same platform. Switching off crossplay is great if Modern Warfare 2 experiences any bugs as it won't impact your experience if you run into a PC player glitching all over the place.

Modern Warfare 2 release date

With crossplay returning, there's not long to go until Task Force 141 returns once again. Modern Warfare 2 launches on October 28, 2022 and you can play with your friends regardless of whether they own a PC or an Xbox.

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Those who pre-order a digital version of Infinity Ward's latest blockbuster can play the game before October 28 thanks to campaign early access. Starting on October 20, players can work their way through the missions before dropping into multiplayer a week later.