Is Cold War cross-platform? Current cross-play status

Nicholas Barth
Black Ops Cold War cross platform

The past couple of years have seen various new features be introduced to the Call of Duty franchise, with cross-platform play being one of them, so here is what you need to know about Black Ops Cold War cross-platform play.

2020 saw Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War become one of the latest entries in the fan-favorite franchise following Modern Warfare and Warzone and preceding Vanguard.

While Black Ops Cold War brought its own unique flair to the series, it utilized popular features implemented in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know about Black Ops Cold War and cross-platform play.

is Black Ops Cold War cross platform

Is Black Ops Cold War cross-platform?

Yes, Black Ops Cold War cross-platform play is available for players to take advantage of when they jump into the popular first-person shooter. This means that players can play with each other whether they are on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC.

However, these platforms have different options when it comes to Cold War cross-platform.

Xbox and PC players can not turn off cross-platform play and must have it enabled to matchmake into lobbies and games. This is not the case for PlayStation, as players on the Sony consoles can turn cross-platform off completely and only play with and against other PlayStation players.

It is important to note that players who turn cross-platform off may experience longer waits for matchmaking, considering that the game has fewer potential players to choose from when it comes to filing lobbies.

There is no doubt that Cold War cross-platform has been one of the game’s most popular features and will continue to be one of the biggest draws of the Call of Duty franchise heading into the future.

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Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch Studios

About The Author

Nicholas is a Senior Writer at Charlie INTEL who has spent the past few years writing news and guides about Call of Duty and a whole host of other video games. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Mass Communications and loves helping readers find answers to their video game questions. You can contact Nicholas at [email protected].