Turn off crossplay – All the info for PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC

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CoD Modern Warfare 2 has crossplay enabled by default in multiplayer. Learn how to turn off the setting here.

Santa Monica, California – Modern Warfare 2, the latest installment of Call of Duty, will have crossplay, meaning whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation or PC, players will be thrown together in matches regardless of their platform when the feature is enabled is (default on). But not everyone likes that. Ingame.de explains how you can deactivate crossplay – provided you play on the “right” platform.

name of the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
release October 28, 2022
Publishers Activision
Row Call of Duty
developer Infinity Ward
platform PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
genre First person shooter

Modern Warfare 2: Turn off crossplay – Here’s how

What platforms does MW2 have crossplay on? On everyone on which the game is also available – i.e. on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and on PC.

Crossplay CANNOT be disabled on these platforms: Bad news for PC and Xbox. In short: If you are on these platforms, you cannot switch off crossplay. So it’s always active there. Crossplay can therefore only be deactivated on the PlayStation consoles.

Modern Warfare 2 offers crossplay – that means: players of all platforms are thrown together for matches when the feature is activated © Activision (Montage)

How to disable MW2 Crossplay on PS4 and PS5: If you want to disable crossplay on your PS4 or PS5, just follow these IN-GAME steps:

  • From the CoD: Modern Warfare 2 main menu, navigate to Settings
  • From there, click on the “Account and Network” tab (at the bottom)
  • There you can see the settings “Crossplay” and “Crossplay communication”
  • Sets both settings to “off”
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That was it. Now the feature is disabled. However, please note: With crossplay switched off, matchmaking can take longer – especially in more “exotic” modes. If you change your mind and want to re-enable crossplay, follow the steps above and set both options back to “on” accordingly.

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Modern Warfare 2: Best weapons to start with for multiplayer

MW2: Unlock Slimline Pro – How to get the sight in Modern Warfare 2?

MW2: Unlock Weapons – How to unlock every gun in Modern Warfare 2

MW2: Quickly level player ranks and Battle Pass – So there’s a lot of XP

MW2 M4 Setup – Strong build to start Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer

By the way, you can already improve your favorite weapon beyond the maximum level. Only then will you unlock the new weapon tuning in MW2. This gives the new Gunsmith 2.0 even more depth and is guaranteed to have a big impact on the meta later on.