In February last year, there was a rumour floating about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would be released on the Nintendo Switch. In the end, Treyarch’s design director David Vonderhaar ended up laughing off a question about the title possibly coming to the hybrid video game system.

Although Activision doesn’t appear to be bringing the popular first-person shooter across to the Switch anytime soon, the third-party industry giant has seemingly gone to the extent of paying respects to Nintendo’s latest hardware. In the latest entry, players can use real money and in-game currency to purchase unique gestures. One of these emote-like actions is called “Mobile Ops”. Using this action during a match will have your character pull out a portable game system and start playing it.


According to a post on ResetEra, this portable device is apparently a tribute to the Nintendo Switch. As you can see in the first image, it’s matte black, has two analogue sticks, a control pad, shoulder buttons and four circular buttons. We would go to the extent of saying it even looks somewhat similar to an earlier Wii U GamePad prototype.

The game featured on the device is Dead Ops Arcade 2: Cyber's Avengening, a playable retro-style game from past Call of Duty entries. Disappointingly, it’s not directly playable on this device. It’s sad to say, but at this rate, this might be the closest we ever get to seeing Call of Duty on the Nintendo Switch.

Do you agree think this is a subtle reference to the Switch? Would you like to see a Call of Duty game eventually released on Nintendo’s new device? Tell us below.

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