Activision is enhancing the link between Call of Duty and the Nintendo Switch, but gamers are still in the dark as to the publisher’s future plans for the console.
Most recently, Activision added the ability for Nintendo Switch owners to link their console account to their Call of Duty account via its official website.
The linking had people debating the possibility of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare coming to Nintendo Switch, but Activision has been quick to quell that chatter overnight, telling multiple outlets that Modern Warfare “will not be coming to Switch.”
That quickly puts to bed any and all chatter about this year’s Call of Duty coming to Switch, and instead points to a link similar to that established between Xbox Live and the console.
There appears to be some confusion about the collaboration between Call of Duty and the Switch: users on Reddit have gone back and forth between it being available, taken down, and then returned. It appears as though functionality to link occurs once you’ve successfully logged into the Call of Duty website, and only once you’ve logged in.
The most interesting thing to come out of all of this is that the Call of Duty website’s code appeared to reference Nintendo earlier this year around May, just around the time Modern Warfare was even announced.
Given the popularity of the Switch, and the hype surrounding Modern Warfare, it does appear somewhat strange that Activision hasn’t at all planned to bring the game to the platform.
That said, it’s probably worth taking all of this with a grain of salt. Back in 2017 ahead of the release of Call of Duty: WW2, there were hints pointing to a release on the Switch.
At the time, the official Call of Duty website had been updated to allow players to link their online Nintendo Account to their Call of Duty profile.
Previously, you could only connect an Xbox Live, PlayStation Network or a Steam account. You hadn’t been able to connect a Nintendo account since the launch of Black Ops 2 on Wii U some five years earlier, and Activision removed the feature when Black Ops 3 launched in 2015.
Of course, WW2 never came to the console, and so we could well be going down the same path here.
What are your thoughts on this latest revelation regarding the linking between Call of Duty and Switch accounts? Do you think we’ll see a Call of Duty game on the console in the future? Sound off in the comments below!