Wii and DS Call of Duty servers are apparently gone for good

A new message brands the connection service as discontinued

03 August 2023
by camcritiques 2

Fans have recently noticed that, upon trying to join an online match in any of the Call of Duty games available for the DS or Wii, they’re met with an error message. The DS error messages are a little ambiguous, stating there is “No compatible access point in range,” but the Wii error messages all mark the online services as “discontinued.”

There’s been no official word from Activision, but it seems unlikely that these servers will be coming back online any time soon. For now, Nintendo fans will have to wait until Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision goes through to get their Call of Duty fix, with Microsoft pledging to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo hardware for 10 years.

UPDATE: Activision has provided us with this statement concerning the online aspects of these titles being deactivated:

“The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which provides certain online functionality for many Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo DSi software titles, was discontinued.”

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11M ago

Were they discontinued just recently? Because I would find it quite shocking if they were functioning at any point beyond 2013.


11M ago


Yeah, these games were still playable online up until this server shut down. I knew about the Wii CoD games, but not the DS versions. The last I heard, there were still some EA games on Wii playable online too. EA and Activision hosted their own servers and didn't use Nintendo's service, so they were unaffected when Nintendo ended their online service for Wii and DS.