How to turn off Modern Warfare 2 crossplay

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December 2, 2022: Want to play with your own platform? Scroll down to see how you can disable 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 for the first time, some are asking how to disable Modern Warfare 2 crossplay.

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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 issues.

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:

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  • 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 matching with PlayStation users all the time.

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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 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 matching 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 huge focus on skill-based matchmaking (SBMM).

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Does Warzone 2 have crossplay?

The next big Call of Duty release is Warzone 2 and many are already wondering if crossplay will feature in the battle royale. Activision has confirmed crossplay is available in the new battle royale experience which is great news for those wanting to squad up with their friends on other platforms.

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.