Can you slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2?

Liam Mackay
Modern Warfare 2 Operator in beta

Slide canceling has been a vital movement technique since Modern Warfare launched in 2019, but October 28’s Modern Warfare 2 brings major movement changes. We’re breaking down whether you can slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

Modern Warfare 2019 brought the slide canceling mechanic to the meta, where players can quickly cancel the slide animation to reset their tactical sprint and break other players’ camera. It’s been one of the most powerful movement techniques ever since, but that’s set to change in Modern Warfare 2.

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There have been a ton of rumors surrounding its removal in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, and we finally have confirmation after content creators and pros played the games early at the Call of Duty Next reveal event.

Is slide canceling in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2?

Content creators playing at Call of Duty Next confirmed that no, you can’t slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. You’ll still be able to slide but it’s much more of a commitment as you can’t stop it early, your Operator will continue sliding until the animation is over.

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Top Warzone pro Aydan showed off the mechanic during Call of Duty Next, showing that the Operator will just continue to slide, making it more of a high-risk maneuver. JoeWo, sometimes called Warzone’s ‘Movement King,’ tweeted that it’s “all slide no cancel.”

Instead, Infinity Ward have brought back the Dolphin Dive mechanic in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. By holding the crouch button, players will quickly leap forward into the prone position. Whether this will become a meta movement mechanic remains to be seen, but it could potentially be used to break cameras.

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That’s not the only new movement mechanic either, as players can now hang off a ledge to peek over it, and can even fire their pistol if they have one equipped.

Rumors suggest that slide canceling’s fate isn’t decided once and for all though, as the devs will reportedly use beta feedback to decide its return.

Image Credit: Infinity Ward

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].