How to turn off crossplay in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

This is a good way to avoid cheaters.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War allows for crossplay, which means players from any platform can play with each other. So someone playing from an Xbox Series X can play with a person using a PC, for example.

The crossplay option comes enabled when you first open the game, but players might want to change that. Disabling the crossplay option means that matchmaking only uses your current gaming platform.

It's simple to disable it and is similar on any platform. Here's how to turn off crossplay in COD: Black Ops Cold War:

  • Load the game
  • Open the Settings menu
  • Go to the Account and Network tab
  • Set Crossplay to Disabled

One of the reasons for disabling crossplay is to try to avoid cheaters, but that only works for console users. It's easy for PC players to install cheats like soft aimbots wallhacks, but it's much more difficult to hack the game on consoles. So by disabling crossplay on consoles, you shouldn't encounter many cheaters.

When the beta was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, players were already facing cheaters and turning off crossplay. Now that the game has been officially released, it's possible that the number of cheaters will go up.