How to turn off Modern Warfare 2 crossplay

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August 4, 2023: Seaosn 5 is now underway and we've got everything you need to know about how to switch off MW2 crossplay.

Like past Call of Duty titles, crossplay allows players on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation to join forces on the battlefield but there are some occasions where you may want to play against those using the same platform. As fans drop into Modern Warfare 2 during Season 5, some are asking how to disable Modern Warfare 2 crossplay.

There are some cases where players encounter issues when attempting to play games with those using a different platform and disabling crossplay is one way of rectifying any problems.

Before we take a closer look at how to disable Modern Warfare 2 crossplay, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns and the Modern Warfare 2 maps available to play in multiplayer.

How to disable Modern Warfare 2 crossplay

Disabling crossplay in Modern Warfare 2 is an incredibly straightforward process. Here's what you need to do in Season 5:

  • Press Options on your controller to open the Modern Warfare 2 UI.
  • Scroll to the Settings tab on the far right.
  • Select "Account & Network."
  • Highlight the "Crossplay" option and switch it off.

Switching crossplay off means PlayStation users won't match with any Xbox or PC players. Simply switch it back on if you want to join forces with other platforms at another time.

Can Xbox and PC players disable Modern Warfare 2 crossplay?

For Xbox and PC players wanting to switch crossplay off, it's bad news. There's no option to switch off the feature, meaning you're always matching with PlayStation users.

It also means there's a high chance of running into players using a mixture of inputs that may cause frustration. It's unclear if Infinity Ward has any plans on bringing a crossplay toggle to PC and Xbox. If the developer does add it, follow the above steps to deactivate it.

Does Modern Warfare 2 have input-based matchmaking?

Modern Warfare 2 doesn't utilise input-based matchmaking but the idea is catching the attention of several players. Having keyboard and mouse players match against each other creates a level playing field and no debate surrounding the effectiveness of aim assist while controller players can battle it out amongst themselves.

The chances of Infinity Ward switching to input-based matchmaking is slim considering the massive focus on skill-based matchmaking (SBMM).

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Does Warzone 2 have crossplay?

Yes, Warzone 2 does feature crossplay which is great news if you want to join forces with players on another platform. However, several members of the community believe the feature is responsible for hackers ruining matches for everyone which is one reason you might want to switch off crossplay in Season 5.

That's all there is to know about disabling Modern Warfare 2 crossplay. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the latest information on upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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