Call of Duty Nintendo Switch server spotted online after Microsoft fuels rumors

Call of Duty Nintendo Switch server spotted online after Microsoft fuels rumors

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Mention of a Nintendo Switch multiplayer server for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been spotted connected an authoritative Activision site, fuelling speculation that the FPS volition beryllium making its mode to Nintendo’s handheld console.

Activision's Online Services website, a enactment leafage that lists the existent server presumption of galore of the publishers' multiplayer games, was spotted concisely listing the connectivity presumption of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for the Nintendo Switch (thanks, NintendoLife).

Twitter idiosyncratic WarzoneQG shared a screenshot of the listing, arsenic did different Reddit user. Both screenshots amusement the game’s Nintendo Switch servers listed arsenic “online”, alongside the online presumption of the game’s PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions. The Nintendo Switch listing has since been removed from the website.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 wasn’t launched for Nintendo Switch erstwhile it released backmost successful 2018, and nary of the series’ mainline entries person deed the handheld console.

However, Microsoft, which announced its planned acquisition of Call of Duty steadfast Activision Blizzard earlier this year, has antecedently said it wants to bring the bid to Nintendo’s flagship console.

“We person committed to Sony that we volition besides marque [Call of Duty and different fashionable Activision Blizzard titles] disposable connected PlayStation beyond the existing statement and into the aboriginal truthful that Sony fans tin proceed to bask the games they love," Smith said past month.

“We are besides funny successful taking akin steps to enactment Nintendo’s palmy platform. We judge this is the close happening for the industry, for gamers, and for our business."

In a aboriginal interrogation with CNBC, Smith reiterated that commitment: “We'd similar to bring [Call of Duty] to Nintendo devices. We'd similar to bring the different fashionable titles that Activision Blizzard has and guarantee that they proceed to beryllium disposable connected PlayStation, that they go disposable connected Nintendo."

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is acold from complete. The woody is expected to wrap up successful June 2023 and neither steadfast has made an authoritative announcement astir its Call of Duty plans.  This is the archetypal hint that Activision is successful preparations to larboard the bid to Nintendo Switch.

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer, whipping up stories astir each the latest happenings successful the gaming world. He’s antecedently written freelance for assorted sites and worked arsenic a Staff Writer astatine Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his breadstuff and butter, but he’ll devour thing that spins a captivating narrative. He besides has a emotion for tabletop games, and volition happily chew your receptor disconnected astir TTRPGs and committee games.

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