The latest Call of Duty game is out in the form of Modern Warfare 2. Alongside this, we’ve also had the game’s DMZ mode and Warzone 2.0 release too. So, while it might be a great time for Call of Duty players, it’s not such a great time for those who are wondering how to disable crossplay on Xbox consoles.
We know that there has been a big push from Microsoft to implement cross-platform play across all their multiplayer titles to allow friends on other platforms to play together for accessibility, but while you can disable the feature on PlayStation consoles, it was previously thought you couldn’t disable this feature on Xbox and PC.
Our how to disable crossplay on Xbox guide will tell you how to do it, even if the methods you have to use are a bit of a nuisance.
How to disable crossplay in Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox
Here is an overview of how to disable crossplay in Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox:
- Link your Activision account to your PSN ID
- Launch Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2.0 on a PS4 or PS5
- Disable crossplay
- When you launch the game on an Xbox, you will only be matched with Xbox controller players
To disable crossplay in Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox consoles, you will first need to make sure your Activision account is linked between all of your platforms so that settings, unlocks, and saves are shared between all platforms. You will then need to launch Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone on a PS4 or PS5 console and log in to your Activision account and link it with a PSN ID.
Once you’re logged in, go to the settings menu, choose accounts and network, then toggle crossplay off. After doing this, when you launch the game on Xbox consoles, it will only matchmake you with others using a controller on the Xbox platform.
This is an unofficial workaround that we discovered through our own testing. When you log in to the game on Xbox, you won’t have the option to enable or disable crossplay, but the game seems to pull from the settings on PlayStation, allowing you to avoid the mouse and keyboard users.
For more Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 guides, check out our guides on how to tune attachments and how to enable gyro aiming if that’s your kind of thing.