Not too long ago, everyone was putting pressure on Sony to open up their network for other platforms to join in and allow crossplay. They reluctantly started allowing it and everyone was happy, but unfortunately not for long.
According to a report by Eurogamer, console players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are turning off the feature to allow crossplay simply to get away from PC gamers who use mods and aimbots to get an advantage. This is happening in both traditional multiplayer and Warzone. More than 70 000 players have been banned for cheating worldwide, but it doesn’t seem to help.
We've now issued over 70,000 bans worldwide to protect #Warzone from cheaters. We're continuing to deploy dedicated security updates and work continues on improving in-game reporting. We'll share more details soon. We are watching. We have zero tolerance for cheaters.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) April 13, 2020
While PC gamers certainly have an advantage with the keyboard and mouse over their console peers, it is really sad that cheaters will continue to ruin the fun for everyone, and in the process destroy something a lot of people are fighting for. It is things like this that makes arguments from console platform holders such as Sony against crossplay a lot more valid, as they will want to protect the interests of their customers.
Hopefully a lasting solution will be found soon, until then, PC gamers will just have to accept that the keyboard and mouse aren’t that great since so many rely on cheats and aimbots to take on the controller wielding peasants.