A soldier shooting another one in MW3

Call of Duty: MW3: How to Turn Off Crossplay

Players hoping to turn crossplay off in Call of Duty: MW3 are in luck. It’s very easy to do, and below, we explain how to do it on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Crossplay allows fans to play with one another regardless of which platform they’re on. Essentially, with crossplay enabled, it means that if you’re on PlayStation, you can still play with your friends on Xbox or PC, and vice versa. MW3 has crossplay enabled automatically to ensure that you can play with as many people as possible from the get-go. However, crossplay can also mean you end up against PC players, who typically have the advantage over those using a controller. Fortunately, it is very easy to turn crossplay off in MW3.

How to Turn Off Crossplay in MW3

To turn off crossplay in MW3, you must do it in Account & Network settings on PlayStation and in the console settings on Xbox. PC players currently cannot turn off crossplay in MW3. We’ve broken down the exact steps for both PlayStation and Xbox below:


  • In MW3, press the Options button
  • Press R1 until you reach the cogwheel icon (Settings)
  • Select Account & Network
  • Toggle Crossplay to “Off”
The crossplay setting in MW3
The crossplay setting on PlayStation


  • From your home screen, open the Settings menu
  • Select Online safety & family
  • Next, open Privacy & online safety
  • Select Xbox Privacy
  • Select View details & customize
  • Choose Communication and Multiplayer
  • Turn “You can join cross-network play” to Block.

You can reenable crossplay at any time if you find the game to be worse without it. Simply head back into these menus and toggle it to “On” on PlayStation and “Allow” on Xbox. That’s everything you need to know about turning crossplay off in MW3. Make sure to check out our Games Hub for more guides on Call of Duty: MW3.

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