How to Play Call of Duty on a Nintendo Switch

Abhimannu Das
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How to Play Call of Duty on a Nintendo Switch


There are no Call of Duty games available on the Nintendo Switch but good news is on the horizon.
Microsoft has promised to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms over the next ten years.
There are no officially announced games for the Switch but we can expect more information once Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard goes through.

Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles ever produced in terms of sales volume, and it is behind only the Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 at the time of writing. The handheld console has the potential to become the most-sold console in history if its market dominance continues, but one game franchise that has evaded the Switch is Call of Duty.

There are no Call of Duty games available on the Nintendo Switch officially which can be a bummer for many. But you should not be disappointed just yet, as Microsoft has officially confirmed that the franchise will be coming to the Switch as part of a 10-year agreement. 

Nintendo Switch will receive Call of Duty games “soon”

According to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, Microsoft will bring Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles. A release date is currently unavailable but we can expect more information after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard King is complete. The deal has raised concerns within regulatory bodies across the world and the acquisition is currently pending clearance.

The Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger going through will mean that Microsoft will deliver on its promise of bringing Call of Duty to Nintendo’s handheld console.

Looking back at Call of Duty’s history with Nintendo

The Call of Duty franchise first collaborated with Nintendo when Call of Duty 3 launched. The game was released on the Nintendo Wii in 2008. Modern Warfare, World at War, Black Ops, and Modern Warfare 3 also made it to the Wii. The trend of Call of Duty games releasing on Nintendo platforms continued with the release of Ghosts on WiiU and mainline Call of Duty games stopped showing up on Nintendo’s platforms soon after.

There have been some Nintendo-exclusive titles released since then but the games stopped showing up altogether after the Nintendo DS era. The reception for the Nintendo games were nowhere near as good as the other console platforms as the hardware limitations of Nintendo’s consoles became the most concerning factor. If we do get Nintendo Switch editions of Call of Duty titles, they are likely to have massive graphical downgrades compared to the PC and console counterparts.

For more Call of Duty content, you can read about Microsoft’s agreement with Nintendo. You can also check out these concept NFL skins that are driving Call of Duty players crazy.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.