Slide canceling was one of the most talked about features of Call of Duty 2019 and Warzone. For Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, the developers have revised the movement and removed slide canceling from the game. However, after the public beta started, some players found a way to bring back the controversial feature.
What is slide canceling anyway? “Call of Duty” veterans understand slide canceling to be a movement technique that allowed you to go from a tactical sprint to a slide in CoD Modern Warfare and Warzone. The slide is then interrupted and you can continue sprinting immediately.
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Although slide-canceling only strings together 3 movement mechanics, the trick brings you two decisive advantages:
However, you need some practice to use the trick successfully. Slide canceling quickly became a meta in Warzone, so casual players in particular quickly felt disadvantaged.
Is slide canceling possible in MW2?
The first rumors that slide canceling should be deleted in MW2 have already caused discussions in the community (via reddit.com). While many players welcome the change, there are some players who feel that such things are simply part of Call of Duty.
The start of the open beta on Friday now further fuels the discussion. It didn’t take long for some players to find a way to use slide cancel in MW2 as well.
Strictly speaking, it is not the same technology that we already know from Modern Warfare and Warzone. The new slide cancel is a bit more complicated but offers the same benefits as the old trick. Casual players in particular now fear that this trick will once again become a meta.
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How does the new slide cancel in MW2 work? If you want to master the new slide cancel, you have to do 4 things in the following order:
However, the whole thing is a bit more complicated than in Modern Warfare 2019. You can see how the trick works in this video:
What do you think, should such movement tricks disappear from Call of Duty entirely? Or is it okay if a technique like slide canceling contributes to the skill gap between pros and casual players? Write it to us in the comments.
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