Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the first games in the series to offer cross-play at launch. It is also ditching timed exclusive content.
Activision has shared some details on the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in a blog post today. One of the most important updates was that there won’t be any timed exclusive content for the game going forward. In the past, there used to be a few weeks to months timed exclusivity for either Xbox or PlayStation platforms. This has been dropped now.
“Most Post-launch gameplay content, including new multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes, special ops missions and more will release simultaneously across all platforms, ” said Activision in a blog post.
As for the support of cross-play between the different platforms, here’s how it will work between PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
First of all, those who don’t want to enable it can opt out of it entirely. It will require you to first register a Call of Duty account before you can utilize the cross-play multiplayer option.
The matchmaking has been optimized to fit the experience for the player. Players can also use keyboard and mouse on PS4 or Xbox One. Similarly, PC players can use a controller to play the game. Matchmaking works based on the input device so those with controllers will play only again other controller users while Keyboard and mouse users will get into matchmaking with their own kind of players.
If you want to avoid this specific matchmaking, there are lobbies where there is no restriction so you can join a match with any input type user.
Crossplay will support almost every multiplayer mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Currently, there are no plans to support Ranked Play or competitive tournaments.