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The PlayStation versions of the game contain an option allowing players to either enable or disable crossplay with other platforms, as has been the case in recent CoD titles on all platforms.
However, the Xbox and PC versions are now completely lacking this option, causing players to take to Twitter to voice their frustration.
Some players prefer to turn off crossplay in order to ensure their opponents and teammates are using similar hardware to them.
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Console players may wish to turn off crossplay because most PC players use a mouse and keyboard, and PC versions of games are more susceptible to cheat software.
Meanwhile, because console versions tend to have aim assist as an option, some PC players may prefer to only play against other PC players to avoid playing against aim-assisted opponents.
However, Xbox and PC players currently have no in-game option to disable crossplay, meaning they have to take on players on other systems without blocking them platform-wide.
Unless the game is patched with the option to turn off crossplay, the only way Xbox players can remedy this is by turning off crossplay on a system level, which will turn off crossplay in all games.
To do this, players have to follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings menu on the Xbox console
- Go to the General tab and choose ‘Online safety & family’
- Choose ‘Privacy & online safety’ then ‘Xbox Live privacy’
- Choose ‘View details & customise’, then ‘Communication & multiplayer’
- On the tab that says “You can play with people outside Xbox Live’, choose ‘Block’.
PC players don’t have the option to block crossplay on a computer level, meaning until Activision fixes this in a patch they’re stuck playing against console players.
Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer mode officially went live on Friday, following a week of early access to the game’s campaign for those who pre-ordered.
Sony and Activision have fully detailed the exclusive features PlayStation users receive in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.