Warzone movement guide: Best tips, tricks & settings

Max Candelarezi
Warzone player slide canceling

In Warzone, fast movement is essential for achieving significant advantages over opponents. This includes setting yourself up strategically, gaining useful data, and more. Here are the best tips, tricks, and settings to dominate movement in the game.

The Season 2 Reloaded update brought a ton of new content into Warzone which requires players to excel in the game. So, to make the most out of every match dominating movement becomes crucial.

Warzone Urzikstan significantly changed movement by reintroducing beloved features like the slide cancel and introducing new ones like Tac-Stance.

In Warzone, players have given movement a significant role which is capable of enhancing the overall experience while granting the game the classic action-packed Call of Duty feel. So, if you’re wondering how to improve your movement, here are the best Season 2 Reloaded tips, tricks, and settings.

Practice Warzone movement in MW3 multiplayer

Warzone and MW3 Operators in desert
MW3’s multiplayer can help improve your 1v1 engagements in close quarters.

Although it sounds obvious, practicing the movement in MW3 multiplayer, especially in modes like Ground War, until you understand how it works and get used to it is key. The more you understand the basics of movement in the game, the more advantages you will gain when playing Warzone.

MW3 has a variety of game modes like Cutthroat to improve your gun skill, or private matches, which will allow you to practice alone, with bots, or friends and learn as much as possible. This can help reduce errors, which are crucial to avoid when playing Warzone.

Understand Warzone Urzikstan’s default Perks

When entering Warzone Urzikstan, you’ll notice that several movement Perks are active by default. This allows players to significantly improve their motion by utilizing five Perks in a default roster.

  • Tac Pads: Improves slide distance, allows for full ADS while sliding, and increases stance transition speeds
  • Commando Gloves: Enables reloading while running
  • Climbing Boots: Increases climbing and mantling speeds
  • Quick-Grip Gloves: Increases your weapon swap speed
  • Overkill: Allows you to pick two Primary Weapons

Regarding movement, players will benefit from an increased slide distance, faster stance transitions, the ability to ADS while sliding (Tac Pads), improved climbing and mantling speeds (Climbing Boots), and the option to reload while running (Commando Gloves).

Slide cancel, dropshot & snaking mechanics in Warzone

MW3 Operator slide canceling
The slide cancel has become quite popular in Warzone.

Since Warzone’s first iteration, the slide cancel, dropshot, and snaking mechanics have grown in popularity. These movement techniques can be used to frenetically escape, travel across the big battle royale maps, or take on enemies with an advantage.

How to slide cancel in Warzone

To slide cancel in Warzone, all you will need to do is combine the following sequence of actions: press crouch twice and jump. Here’s the button sequence depending on which platform you’re playing, keep in mind that buttons can vary depending on which ones you’ve assigned to crouch and jump.

PlatformButton sequence

How to snake in Warzone

To snake in Warzone, you’ll need to constantly crouch or go prone while being behind an object. This will allow you to peek over the cover without getting exposed.

To make this mechanic feel as smooth as possible, enable the Tactical controller setting within the Button Layout Preset section, which will allow the crouch button to be mapped to the analog (instead of circle) and help you spam crouch while still aiming correctly.

How to dropshot in Warzone

To perform the dropshot, simply hold the crouch button while aiming down sights. This enables you to quickly shift your position to prone while firing at any short-range enemy. By doing so, you’ll disorient the enemy avoiding them to shoot you effectively by minimizing your body exposure.

Use vertical & horizontal ziplines in Warzone

The introduction of ziplines in Warzone has been widely praised as a QoL improvement, allowing players to swiftly reach higher and travel to distant locations. The Urzikstan update further introduced horizontal ziplines that allow you to cross distant areas from one building to the next.

While ziplines can be an element that exposes you during use, there are effective ways to use them and avoid being easily eliminated.

Operator using horizontal zipline
Warzone’s horizontal ziplines allow players to travel across buildings.

How to cancel zipline animation & interact faster

To cancel the zipline animation, simply press the interact button while using the zipline. Keep in mind that you’ll exit from the zipline at the height when you press the button.

To interact faster, jump toward the zipline and press the interact button. This will save you almost an extra second which could impact the play you are carrying out.

Another trick that will help you out while using the ziplines is what JGOD calls the “zip hop,” which allows you to avoid getting stuck in the animation and default end position. To do this, you’ll have to hold back your joystick (controller) or S key (PC) and press jump right at the end.

This will allow you to end the zipline’s route higher than it usually would. It’s important to know that this may take some time to master as it depends on timing control.

Best movement settings in Warzone

To efficiently move in Warzone, it’s essential to have the best settings. This not only minimizes the need for complex button sequences and additional configurations but also helps you stay focused and centered during gameplay.

Here are the best movement settings to use in Warzone:


Movement behavior

  • Automatic Sprint: Automatic Tactical Sprint
  • Slide Maintains Sprint: Off
  • Sprint/Tactical Sprint Behavior: Toggle
  • Auto Move Forward: Off
  • Tactical Sprint Behavior: Single Tap Run
  • Grounded Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Airborne Mantle: Partial
  • Automatic Ground Mantle/Hang: Off
  • Slide/Dive Behavior: Tap to Slide
  • Plunging Underwater: Free
  • Parachute Auto-Deploy: Off
  • Sprinting Door Bash: On
  • Ledge Climb Behavior: Mantle Only

While most movement mechanics can also work with Automatic Sprint and Single Tap Sprint, enabling the Automatic Tactical Sprint setting enhances their performance by making them faster and easier.

All in all, that’s everything you need to know about movement in Warzone, including the best tips, tricks, and settings.

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