Call of Duty: Warzone cross platform explained - how to enable and disable cross play on PS4, Xbox and PC

How cross platform play works in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Cross play is arguably one of the most requested features for any new Call of Duty game, going by previous years - and it is indeed present, with both the base Modern Warfare cross platform play and new Call of Duty: Warzone cross platform play up and running from its launch, too.

Below we'll detail how exactly the nice new feature works, including how to enable cross play and how to disable cross play in Warzone and the base Modern Warfare game itself, too.

On this page:

Call of Duty: Warzone cross platform and cross play - how to playing with people on other platforms works

Both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its standalone mode Call of Duty: Warzone offer cross platform play, or cross play if you prefer. According to the official press release from Activision, Modern Warfare's creative director Patrick Kelly said "we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support", and now the game's out in the wild it does indeed work smoothly.

Thankfully it's a very simple feature, requiring you to jump through just the one hoop to get it up and running, so that you can join your mates across any platform - PS4, Xbox One or PC - and get playing.


How cross platform play works Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare

Cross play allows you to team up with and play against players on any platform, regardless of where you're playing yourself, and it works exactly the same in both the base Modern Warfare game and its separate Warzone battle royale mode.

You'll need to do one thing - set up an Activision ID - to get it running, and then once you've done that and signed in on the platform of your choice in-game, you're all set.

You'll be prompted to set up an Activision ID account on starting the game for the first time, but you can also set one up online on the official site if you prefer.

Once that's done, you're good to go!

Looking for multiplayer help? Learn the best guns in Modern Warfare, how to access Modern Warfare Hardcore modes and Modern Warfare Ground War. We can also teach you how to quickscope. Finally, there's the story, with a handful of Modern Warfare campaign missions to complete, as well as how to kill a Juggernaut in Modern Warfare.

How to enable and disable cross platform functionality in Call of Duty: Warzone - how to use cross play with friends on PS4, Xbox and PC in Warzone and Modern Warfare explained

Cross play in both Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is automatically enabled if you have an Activision ID and are signed in, but you can easily disable it and re-enable it from the menus if you wish.


How to enable and disable cross play in Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

  1. Head to the Options menu from the main menu of the game.
  2. Go to the Account tab of that menu.
  3. Simply go to the Crossplay option and toggle it to Disabled, or back to Enabled to re-enable it.

You can also manage your friends list and add new friends to your Activision account from the Social tab of the game's main menu, and start a party with them from the Social tab too that allows you to team up and play together via your Activision IDs - regardless of the console or platform you're playing on. Nice! The future is now.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (0)

About the author

Chris Tapsell

Chris Tapsell

Staff Writer  |  ChrisTapsell

Chris Tapsell is Eurogamer's Staff Writer, its newest Chris, and a keen explorer of the dark arts of gaming, from League of Legends to the murky world of competitive Pokémon.


You may also enjoy...

Comments (0)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch