Crossplay features are a highly utilized feature of modern online gaming. Whether you’re playing party games like Fall Guys or first-person shooters like Halo Infinite, it’s a default feature for most modern consoles.
But what if you don’t want to play with players from other platforms? Luckily, for Xbox One and Series X|S consoles, Microsoft has implemented a way to universally disable crossplay. That way, you don’t have to do it manually for every title you play.
But what exactly is crossplay, and how can you disable it on your Xbox console? Let’s find out.
What Is Crossplay?
Crossplay allows players from separate gaming platforms to join each other’s games and play online regardless of platform or console. Generally, cross-platform play allows for a larger population count for online games. This creates quicker matchmaking and a less restricted online social experience for gamers.
When looking at what crossplay is and how it works in more in-depth detail, the feature can sometimes feel unnecessary. If you are playing a first-person shooter on a console and join PC players, you may even be at a disadvantage due to PC gaming’s use of a mouse over analog sticks.
In these scenarios, you may look to disable crossplay features, especially if you are playing on a console like an Xbox One or Series X|S.
How to Disable Crossplay on Xbox
If you want to universally disable crossplay on your Xbox console, follow these steps:
With the preference for cross-network play blocked, any game that looks to join you with online players from other platforms will be unable to, and crossplay will be universally disabled on your Xbox.
Make the Most of Social Preferences on Xbox
By giving you the option to enable and disable crossplay, Xbox lets you set your preference regarding your online social experience.
Alongside controlling crossplay, Xbox also allows you to utilize social platforms like Discord and Xbox Party Chat, pushing social preferences for your online chat and crossplay preferences.