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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch has ruled out the shooter for Switch. Senior producer Matt Scronce was asked if there are any plans, and gave a brief but clear response. “No there is not,” he said.

A case for a possible Switch version was spotted at GameStop earlier in the week, though that may have been a simple mistake. Unless Activision is planning a last-minute announcement, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not be appearing on Switch.

The last Call of Duty for a Nintendo system was Call of Duty: Ghosts in 2013.


When Activision unveiled Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in March, Switch was not included among the confirmed platforms. But a new discovery at GameStop is giving hope that the shooter will make its way to the system after all. Today, Twitter user AUGMC snapped a photo showing a Switch case for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at the retailer.

Activision will be blowing out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at an event later this week. If a Switch version is happening, perhaps we’ll hear about it then. Activision could also choose to announce it even further down the road – something that has happened with other Nintendo platforms in the past. Of course, nothing is confirmed, so take this with a grain of salt for now.

Thanks to Jes T for the tip.


Update 2: Perhaps there’s a tiny bit of hope after all? It’s not too much to go on, but take a look at this excerpt from a Eurogamer article:

“We’re working on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. That’s it,” he (Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia) added. As for other platforms such as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and – stop smirking at the back – Wii U? We were directed to Activision, which said it had no further platform announcements at this time.

Lamia didn’t explicitly say that Black Ops III isn’t in the works for Wii U. With Nintendo versions, Activision has announced those after the initial Call of Duty reveals. But we’ve never seen a case in which PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions were confirmed at a later date. Is that’s what’s going to happen this time around? I really have no clue anymore. It won’t be fun if we’re waiting months to find out if a Wii U version is/isn’t happening!

Update from Brian (4/26): Bumping this to the top. I don’t usually like talking about “x game not coming to Wii U” unless a developer explains/comments on the situation, so I’ll leave this here instead.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III was speculated as possibly coming to Wii U, but it seems as though it won’t be happening. The official website says that it’s only for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

In a strange turn of events, despite Wii U seemingly being dropped from Call of Duty support, Nintendo Network IDs have shown up at for you to link your profile with.

It’s interesting to note that with the recent announcement of Black Ops III, and the fact it’s Treyarch’s turn to develop this year’s title – who’s also responsible for every Call of Duty to make it to the Wii U – this leads to speculation that we could possibly be seeing Black Ops III make an appearance on Nintendo’s console despite missing 2014’s Advanced Warfare by Sledgehammer Games.

A couple of months back, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was seen briefly in Target’s database for Wii U, and though it’s not out of the question that the Wii U could be getting it this year instead of Black Ops III considering Treyarch handled the Ghosts port from Infinity Ward, it would also be impractical to have Treyarch working on two games simultaneously, not to mention marketing an older title when the interest has quickly passed would be a tough thing to sell (looking at you, Watch Dogs).

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What do you make of this? Would you like to see Black Ops III make it to the Wii U this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!



The wait was incredibly long, but the Nuketown 2025 map finally came to Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Wii U yesterday. That might not be the only piece of new content heading to the game.

IGN spotted the Die Rise in Black Ops II’s menus, though it hasn’t actually been added just yet. We’ll have to wait and see if it ends up being accessible.


Call of Duty: Black Ops II launched for Wii U in November 2012. Nearly two years later, the game has received a new map.

Nuketown 2025 has been out on other platforms for a very, very long time. Just recently though, it seems that the content finally came to Wii U. Players can obtain Nuketown 2025 by installing an update on their console.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


Activision and Treyarch have launched a new update for Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U, which goes along with today’s release of the DLC map Free Fall. You’ll find the full patch notes below.

Several months following the game’s launch, Call of Duty: Ghosts players on Wii U can finally pick up a piece of DLC.

“Free Fall”, an extra map offered to users on other platforms as a pre-order bonus, can now be downloaded from the eShop. Activision made the DLC available to Call of Duty: Ghosts owners on other consoles as well today.

Free Fall is completely free to download. If you have the game, you have nothing to lose by downloading it!

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