For unclear reasons, only PlayStation players can disable crossplay Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, both Xbox and PC players cannot.
While most people will probably choose to leave crossplay behind, there are several reasons why some players may want to stick to their own platform. For example, hacking is much more common on a computer and in some situations, mouse and keyboard input offers advantages over a controller. PC players may also want to avoid controller players, and the comprehensive aim helps them benefit.
According to The Edge, there is an option to disable crossplay in the settings menu on Xbox, but when you load in a playlist, you are forced to still enable crossplay. On PlayStation, you can dismiss this prompt and join PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players.
The only way to solve this problem is to disable cross-play at the system level through the Settings menu of the Xbox console under the ‘Online safety and family option.’
Since the option to disable cross-play is still featured in the menu on Xbox, the feature will likely eventually arrive on Microsoft’s console and PC via an upcoming update.
While MWIIs single-player campaign has been available for the past week, the game’s anticipated multiplayer mode only launched today. In others Modern Warfare II-related news, the game’s physical disc only contains 72.23MB of data, prompting players to download more than 100GB when they boot up the title.
It should be noted that Activision Blizzard is facing ongoing legal action related to reported work culture issues. Specifically, the gaming giant was accused in a July 2021 lawsuit of fostering a toxic “frat boy” culture at its US studios, in which many employees, especially women, faced harassment, gender discrimination, unequal pay and other forms of mistreatment. Bobby Kotick, the company’s CEO, was specifically attacked for allegedly working to cover up those reports and faced calls to resign, yet he continues to lead the company. Earlier this month, the company was hit with a new lawsuit that alleges more sexual harassment.
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Road: The Edge