Those playing the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox and PC have realized that they can’t disable crossplay with other platforms. However, PlayStation players do have this option.
PC lacks the function entirely, while the only way for Xbox players to disable crossplay right now is to do so on the console itself. While this guarantees that you’ll only be playing with other Xbox players, it will apply to all games, not just Modern Warfare 2.
PlayStation 4 and 5 players are simply able to toggle whether they’d like to crossplay with other platforms or not. Unfortunately, Xbox and PC players are stuck with each other until Activision Blizzard puts out an update to enable this function for them.
Whether the developer chooses to is another matter, as this isn’t a totally new issue: even Call of Duty: Warzone functions similarly on Xbox. While the crossplay toggle is there for the platform, the game pops up a notice requiring the player to enable crossplay as soon as they queue up for a playlist, effectively rendering the toggle useless. On PlayStation, players can just bypass the notice and queue up for a match.
In IGN’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer review in progress, we said, “In spite of the fact Modern Warfare II feels almost overwhelmingly familiar, I’m having a good time playing it, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we see some meaty, meaningful additions to shake things up a bit.”
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey