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Xbox and PC players playing Modern Warfare 2 have found they can’t disable crossplay. It appears the option to do so has disappeared from the game.
As first reported by Eurogamer, the PS version of Infinity Ward’s shooter does not seem to be affected.
Modern Warfare 2 lets you choose if you want to play with players across other consoles – for example, if you’re on PS5 and you want to game with a friend on Xbox. The game also supports cross progression.
This can come in handy for console owners using a pad, as PC gamers tend to have an advantage with a mouse and keyboard (this is my excuse, anyway, when I try to justify my terrible KD ratio).
As a temporary fix, it appears disabling crossplay at a system level resolves the issue for Xbox users only.
To disable crossplay at a system level on Xbox, follow these steps:
- Open the guide menu by pressing the Xbox button on the controller
- Head to Settings
- Go to Online safety and family
- Click Privacy and online safety
- Then View details and customise
- Then Communication and multiplayer
- In the ‘You can play wwith people outside of Xbox Live’ click Block.
Make sure to restart the game, in this case MW2, to ensure this has taken effect. There is no such fix for PC gamers just yet.
There is no doubt this will be fixed shortly, or as part of a likely incoming patch to iron out a number of issues facing Infinity Ward’s latest Call of Duty.
MW2 crossplay FAQ
Is Mw2 crossplay?
Yes, Modern Warfare 2 supports crossplay and cross-progression on all platforms – these being, PS, Xbox and PC.
Can I turn off crossplay MW2?
Yes, although at the time of writing this seems be impaired for both Xbox and PC gamers. The ability to disable crossplay is working for PlayStation users.