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How to Turn Off Crossplay in COD Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 features a plethora of welcome multiplayer options, including crossplay like in past games. But some players may want to know how to turn off crossplay in Call of Duty MW3.

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How do I turn off crossplay in COD MW3

To start, you want to be in the lobby and not in the middle of a current match in Modern Warfare 3 before turning crossplay off. You also do not want to be in the middle of a queue searching for a new match. From there, open up the main menu and navigate to the settings. The one you want is the Account & Network option near the bottom.

Once you select this particular option, the very first setting you should see is crossplay. You can then click on it to turn it on or off to your liking. This makes it so that you only play with the other players on your particular platform. If you are on Xbox, that means you won’t match with PlayStation or PC players, and so on.

There is a second option to turn off communication as well. This means you won’t be able to message people on other platforms. You can leave this on and message people, but not play games with them.

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Benefits of no crossplay explained

There is a strong reason why you might want to turn off crossplay in MW3, especially if you are playing on a console. Hacks and cheats are rampant in this game on PCs, so turning this off reduces the chances of running into hackers. It can also help some with the skill gap, as the skill-based matchmaking generally means you are up against people around your skill level.

But if you turn it off, this also means you miss out on playing with friends on other platforms or having access to the wider community. This could result in longer wait times for matches.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.


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