When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare released last year, everyone expected a battle royale mode to come out at some point for the shooting game. And here we are a few months later and after multiple leaks and teasers, and Call of Duty: Warzone is out. It’s out on PC and consoles, but one burning question remains, will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare be released on the Switch? And with it, will it bring Call of Duty: Warzone to the platform as well.
The idea of a Switch port of the FPS might seem like madness to some, but the Switch console is surprisingly powerful. The ports of the Witcher 3 work surprisingly well, but reveal some major limitations on a Switch port of Call of Duty: Warzone. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the Switch has yet to be announced, but fans on the portable platform remain hopeful.
The inclusion of cross-play between PC and consoles does add a layer of complications though. The players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC can all play with each other in the 150-player matches of Warzone, as they can within the various game modes of the base game. PC players don’t have the option by default though, as they must enable the choice to be matched with controller players.
This adds a major hurdle for a Switch port of the games to get over. The players on Switch would be at a severe disadvantage compared to PC players in terms of reaction times and control smoothness. The 30 FPS lock that a Switch port of Call of Duty: Warzone would have to endure. Whether or not the developers decide to push for a Nintendo Switch port is unclear, but what is likely to happen is that it will likely not enable cross-play on that version. This could be the determining factor in whether a port gets made at all though, considering how big of a draw the multiplayer element is.