Crossplay: Some individuals prefer it, some individuals do not. It is at all times good having extra individuals to play with, however console gamers will typically swap it off to keep away from being mauled by the velocity and accuracy of mouse and keyboard (or, you realize, cheats); likewise, PC gamers typically desire to keep away from the accuracy-boosting goal help provided by console shooters. However for Xbox and PC gamers on Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare 2, that’s actually not an choice.

In response to a number of complaints on Reddit, there’s merely no choice to disable Trendy Warfare 2 crossplay on Xbox or PC. I am unable to converse for the Xbox, however I checked the game on PC and it is true: There is no toggle to show it on or off. What makes the state of affairs actually unusual, although, is that a number of redditors say the PlayStation 5 model of the game does have a crossplay toggle. Eurogamer verified that the PS5 menu choice is current.

It’s potential to show off crossplay on Xbox consoles by disabling it fully by means of the console’s privateness settings, however that is a problem for anybody who desires crossplay enabled in different video games, simply not Trendy Warfare 2. And naturally it does no good for PC gamers, who’re caught with crossplay enabled.

It is a bizarre state of affairs. It might be one factor if Activision made crossplay necessary for everybody—not essentially factor, however no less than comprehensible. However to make it an choice on one console however not the opposite (and never PC) is a weird determination—assuming it is not a bug, in fact. Some gamers on the Trendy Warfare 2 subreddit have theorized that the decision was truly made by Microsoft as a result of it desires to mix Xbox and PC right into a single ecosystem, however I believe that is impossible: At its core, eradicating the crossplay toggle is a denial of fundamental performance, and that is not going to make anybody completely satisfied it doesn’t matter what the intent.

PS5 community settings, with crossplay toggles on the prime:

(Picture credit score: Activision)

PC community settings—be aware the absence of crossplay choices:

(Picture credit score: Activision)

I’ve reached out to Activision to ask why crossplay can’t be disabled on PC and Xbox, and can update if I obtain a reply.