While playing Warzone and Modern Warfare with friends can be fun, you’ll sometimes want to play without your friends inviting you to a game, and you can get this done by appearing offline. Here’s what you need to do to appear offline in Warzone and Modern Warfare.
Warzone and Modern Warfare are games that encourage social interactions. You can chat with your teammates, meet new people, invite your friends to a match, and even join sessions with other players. However, it’s sometimes more fun to play by yourself.
If you don’t want your friends joining you, then you can try appearing offline in the game. The bad news is that there’s no in-game setting to do this, so you’ll need to visit your Activision account to get this done.
How to appear offline in Warzone and Modern Warfare
Setting your profile to appear offline on your console won’t make you invisible to other players since Warzone and Modern Warfare manage your social settings through your linked Activision profile.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Visit the Activision website, and log in to your account
- Click the Profile tab in the top right-hand corner of the page
- Pick the correct network for your account (Playstation, Xbox Live, or Steam)
- Click the Sign On Visible, and then select None to appear offline
If your Warzone or Modern Warfare account isn’t linked to Activision, then you can get that done while selecting the correct network. The option you choose will depend entirely on the platform that you play on.
That covers everything you need to do to appear offline in Warzone and Modern Warfare. This will keep you hidden while you play, so your friends won’t be aware that you’re online. You can then switch your visibility back to “Friends” when you change your mind.
You can also use your Activision account to change what data visible to other players and to decide whether or not they can search for your username. If you really don’t want to be found, then you can change your username for free.
However, don’t let this discourage you from playing as part of a team since it comes with its own benefits. Infinity Ward has confirmed that they plan to experiment with different team sizes in Warzone.
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