Wondering if you can turn off Modern Warfare 2 crossplay? Like other Call of Duty games before it, Modern Warfare 2 supports crossplay and cross-platform progression. Infinity Ward’s multiplayer game actively encourages you to play with friends and opponents across platforms, making it easy to do so, but PC and Xbox players have found they may be encouraging it a little too much.
You see, you cannot turn off crossplay in Modern Warfare 2. This might not bother those who want to squad up with friends playing on consoles, but some PC players prefer the balance of fighting only those on the same platform. While crossplay is necessary if you want to play Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mode with trusted teammates who don’t have a PC, we’re still used to at least having the option to turn crossplay off in the FPS game.
With Modern Warfare 2 crossplay pitting players on console against PC players by default, it’s understandable that some players from either side may want to turn this off, due to increased aim assist on console – even against those using a controller on PC.
That isn’t to say this feature wasn’t available at some point. In the network settings for the open beta, there was a toggleable option to enable or disable crossplay for all platforms. However, since the conclusion of the beta, this option has been removed from Modern Warfare 2 on PC and Xbox.
We’re not yet sure if this is an error, as PlayStation users still have the option to disable cross-platform play, but ever since the game’s launch, the option has still not returned for PC or Xbox Series X/S consoles. PC users will have to keep playing against those who might have aim assist. If you want to get on their level, you can play Modern Warfare 2 with a controller, or even dual input, i.e. a keyboard and controller, which will give you some aim assist features.
In case the option is returned to PC players, keep checking the Account and Network settings from the main setting menu. We’ll do the same, and update you if and when the option to turn off Modern Warfare 2 crossplay returns to the game.
Modern Warfare 2 crossplay and cross-platform progression
As we’ve covered, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 crossplay is available across all supported platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Nintendo Switch, and on PC via Steam and Battle.net. So when you drop into a random lobby, you’ll most likely see icons for other devices in the list. Similarly, you can play with Battle.net friends on any platform.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 also includes cross-gen editions for both PlayStation and Xbox consoles, so be sure to pick up this version of the game if you’re planning to play across multiple console generations.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 also supports cross-platform progression and requires you to log in to your Activision account to play, regardless of which platform you’re playing it on. This means it ties your progress to your Activision account, so all Modern Warfare 2 guns, experience, equipment, and battle pass rewards apply to any platform you choose.
That’s all we’ve got for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 crossplay and cross-platform progression. Take a look at all the Modern Warfare 2 maps and Modern Warfare 2 game modes available in the game, and get to grips with the Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith system, so you can soup up your weapons and obtain Modern Warfare 2 killstreaks faster than ever before.