- I didn’t turn off crossplay, but if I had, these would have been the reasons…
- For the last several months, aimbotters are rampant. I recommend leaving crossplay OFF if you play TDM or KOTH. Other modes are probably fine.
- PC players tend to stack more and going up against 5-stacks when you’re solo queuing is just aids.
Xbox Solo Queuing
I play on PC now, but used to play on Xbox. I had crossplay on when I played Xbox.
Back when I was on the old toaster and solo queuing, the annoying part of playing PC players was just that most of them stack. And often times, PC players are very hardcore gamers (think of the machines they buy), so they are generally better gamers. You’re not going to have a PC gamer that got his PC for Christmas and decided to buy Gears 4 on the Windows Store lmao. The vast majority of Gears PC games are diehard fans that play a lot. So what you end up with is facing a stack of sweaty PC 5-stacks.
And to be fair to PC players, it’s equally annoying going against a 5-stack of tryhard Xbox players. I remember solo queuing Escalation a few times and hopelessly going up against the same full diamond 5-stack game after game. And that was a full Xbox lobby, so it’s definitely not just a PC thing. But perhaps it’s just a bit more common if you have crossplay on due. Same goes for solo queuing on PC - you’re going to match up against a PC 5-stack and it’s annoying to face 5-stacks.
TL;DR: 5-stacks are more common on PC and generally more tryhard than some of the casual Xbox 5-stacks
I don’t really care about small advantages like FPS, FOV and input lag. I consider those similar to having Scuf controllers, claw vs thumbs, monitors vs TVs, etc. I was very used to the Xbox toaster performance and didn’t feel at a disadvantage.
Yeah gonna have to retract some statements I made in the past. I used to claim that I never ran into a cheater and they are not common. It was true at the time, but it’s not true anymore. I’ve now ran into over 100 cheaters. I’m not exaggerating and I don’t make false accusations.
They were really bad a long time ago (I luckily never ran into any), then it slowed down, then it picked back up again. Now you have cheaters every dozen or so TDM games. Sometimes you run into different cheaters like 3 games in a row. It’s a small amount of cheaters but they are very active and constantly make new accounts even when they’re banned.
Recently, after TC killed KOTH for Diamond PC players, the only games I could get were TDM games. Every night ended with us running into a cheater and just getting off. It’s extremely stressful to beat a cheater, though most of the time we do beat them. Now that most PC players are being forced to play TDM (we used to play Escalation almost exclusively), we are being forced to play where the cheaters play (generally KOTH and TDM).
So yeah, cheaters are a huge factor right now for PC players. Xbox players with crossplay ON probably run into them much less than actual PC players, but it’s still annoying. Any Xbox players that play Escalation are probably safe from cheaters though because that’s just not where the cheaters play.