HALO players on Xbox are annoyed to be forced to play with cheaters on PC.
While crossplay was initially acclaimed for allowing gamers to play together across platforms, the inability to opt out is causing a lot of frustration.
“I bought an Xbox [because] I don’t want to play in corridors full of hackers, or even a hacker,” said the exasperated redditor in a topic They created.
“PC vs. PC, console vs. console, end of story. Console players really have nothing from crossplay.”
The problems with crossplay between PC and console players are mainly cheating and input differences.
Playing with a mouse and keyboard will give you an edge over someone using a controller.
Mandatory crossplay has taken place in games like Call of Duty: Warzone, Halo Infinite, and Battlefield 2042.
The latter has an opt-out of crossplay for PlayStation players, but Xbox players weren’t so lucky at launch.
The developers added this option a few weeks later because gamers weren’t happy about it.
What really upsets people is that Xbox boss Phil Spencer has admitted this in the past, going as far as to say that this situation will never happen.
“I would never force someone in our games to play with a controller or a mouse and keyboard to play with someone with a different control scheme,” he said at a 2016 press conference (via GameSpot).
“Mouse and keyboard spin faster than controllers. We know it, you lose.”
But that’s exactly what’s happening now, and Xbox players are understandably angry.
“As an average halo xbox player, forced crossplay is unfair,” lament another redditor.
“I only play 1 or 2 hours a day on TV, why do I have to fight these lunatics who make 360 degrees with no scope,” they said in their post.
You just have to visit Reddit to see a series of posts critical of Xbox’s platform for not giving players the option to opt out.
We don’t know if Halo or Warzone will implement an opt-out option – but that’s what the vast majority of players want.
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