UPDATE: (9:05 CST) It looks like the servers are back up. For now, online for Call of Duty on the Wii will live another day. Evidently, it was some sort of technical issue.
As many of you likely remember, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection was shut down for good almost exactly two years ago. Succeeded by the new and improved Nintendo Network which runs most of Nintendo's online services for this generation, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection met its early end due to the shutdown of multiplayer services by GameSpy, a third party service that ran the network. Of course, not every game that had online used the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection – as studios could use their own servers if they so chose – and one series that did this was Call of Duty.
Until now, one could still play online for any Call of Duty game, but players have begun reporting that online for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex are down. Whether this is just part of a temporary outage or an official shutdown remains unclear, as Activision has remained unresponsive on the issue. At any rate, it wouldn't be entirely surprising if Activision is beginning to phase out the online services for the Wii Call of Duty games, as the Wii has been mostly inactive for quite some time.
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