Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: How Cross Platform Works on PS4, Xbox One, and PC
Activision and Infinity Ward previously announced that crossplay will be coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. That means Call of Duty players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC can all play together in online multiplayer. But Infinity Ward revealed today a highly customizable crossplay feature which includes a choice to opt-out if desired.This morning, Infinity Ward published a blog detailing how crossplay will work in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. First and foremost, players can opt-in or out as to whether they even want to engage in crossplay. Opting in, however, will let players match up with friends who play Modern Warfare on different consoles.
You’ll need a COD Account for crossplay. This is required, but it will also allow players to form cross-platform parties and friends list, so there’s that benefit.
One of the big concerns regarding crossplay is the potential for controller advantage. Those who play on keyboard and mouse as opposed to a console controller may have a slight edge depending on player skill level. But Infinity Ward is making it so that players can choose what controllers to use when they play Call of Duty, and what controllers they play against.
So, for example, players on both Xbox One and PS4 can play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare using a keyboard and mouse. Or, filter matchmaking so that players join controller-only lobbies, or keyboard and mouse-only lobbies. Or join games with no restrictions on controllers at all.
Lastly, to ensure crossplay parity, Infinity Ward announced that crossplay supports all multiplayer modes in Modern Warfare. Furthermore, new multiplayer maps, modes, special ops missions, and more will all be released at the same time across all three platforms.
Infinity Ward is still exclusively partnered with PS4, however, so PS4 players will have access to exclusive betas and alphas, as well as some more unannounced exclusives. But Infinity Ward hasn’t revealed what those might be today. You can watch the trailer for the exclusive Modern Warfare 2v2 Alpha above.Check out IGN’s hands-on with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, or our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare wiki for more coverage on the upcoming shooter from Infinity Ward.