With the latest patch, Xbox players can now turn off cross-play in Battlefield 2042 from the in-game menu.
Yesterday, EA and DICE released another big patch for their military shooter Battlefield 2042, fixing bugs, glitches and other issues as well as balancing and tweaking gunplay and more.
Furthermore, Patch 3.1 introduces an option to opt-out of cross-play on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles. At the moment, this option is exclusive to Xbox consoles and is yet to be added to PlayStation. PC players can also choose to turn off cross-play.
Keep in mind that turning off crossplay means you won't be able to matchmake with PC but also PlayStation players, which may result in longer matchmaking times and low player count in Battlefield Portal servers.
How to turn off cross-play in Battlefield 2042 on Xbox consoles?
It's pretty straightforward. You go to the in-game Options menu, find the Crossplay slider and set it to OFF.
This can of course help with cheaters but to be fair, it does not seem that cheating is Battlefield 2042's biggest issue at the moment. Furthermore, some players feel that the mouse and keyboard is an unfair advantage over the controller, which is why they prefer to keep the cross-play setting off. We would argue that aim assist is actually a bigger advantage over mouse and keyboard.
Battlefield 2042 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.