Rumors have begun to circulate that the fan-favorite Call of Duty: Modern Warfare could be coming to Nintendo Switch consoles. If true, it will mark the first appearance of the Call of Duty franchise on Nintendo Switch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been a favorite among fans and critics since its original release as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007, a game that marked the franchise’s first foray into storylines outside of World War II, and introduced several characters. fan favorites such as Captain Price and Captain “Soap” MacTavish throughout the series.
Since then, the Modern Warfare timeline has become a mainstay of the franchise, offering two main sequels and a reboot in 2019. Treyarch developed a Nintendo Wii port of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, known as Call of Duty : Modern Warfare Reflex in 2009, however the version rumored to be coming to Switch It will be the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered version from 2016.
Rumors about the release of Modern Warfare Remastered on switch come from well-known Call of Duty leaker RalphsValve via his Twitter account, where he posted news that Activision is looking to remaster previous titles in the series, naming World at War, Call of Duty 1 and 2, and backward compatibility for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered as the games that are being actively discussed.
In addition, he published that “[Modern Warfare Remastered] supposedly coming to Nintendo Switch“. This would turn Modern Warfare Remastered in the first Call of Duty title to appear on the Nintendo Switch, which raised some questions in the thread, with other users noting that “the game is around 75 GB, how is it going to work?” This large file size could indicate a Cloud-based release much like the releases of Hitman 3 or Control on the Nintendo Switch; However, since all this is currently a rumor, there is nothing confirmed.
RalphsValve’s tweets do seem to line up with Microsoft President Brad Smith’s earlier comments about how he wanted to bring the Call of Duty series to the Nintendo Switch. Smith made the comments shortly after Microsoft announced plans to acquire Call of Duty developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in January 2022. At the time, he also confirmed that while Microsoft owns the franchise, future installments would remain cross-platform, and would not become exclusive to Xbox or PC.