How to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2 2022

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January 5, 2023: Ahead of Season Two, slide cancelling remains a non-essential mechanic you need to use for maximum success. If you still want to slide cancel, here's how to do so.

If you're to have the best KDA for Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, you'll want to know how to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2. Since the launch of 2019's Call of Duty Modern Warfare, the discovery of the slide-cancelling movement mechanic has caused a huge shift in the pace of gameplay.

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The Modern Warfare 2 cycle is well underway and many are still looking for ways to slide cancel in a bid to gain the upper hand over the opposition.

Before we reveal the latest on slide cancelling in MW2 2022, be sure to check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 guns list containing plenty of new and familiar weapons. After that, compare it with the Modern Warfare 2 AR tier list to find your favourite.

Is slide cancelling in Modern Warfare 2?

Slide cancelling is in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer but many are unsure if the mechanic is worth using.

After playing several hours, many are preferring to sprint and jump around a corner as an alternative movement method to gain the upper hand.

How to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2

  • Start a Tactical Sprint with your secondary weapon out.
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  • Perform a slide.
  • Aim down sights.
  • Then jump to cancel the slide.

This particular method may cause unintentional mounting on walls and windows so head into the options menu and switch off the Weapon Mount Activation setting.

There's a second way to perform a slide cancel too:

  • Initiate a slide.
  • Switch to your primary weapon.
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  • Aim down sights.
  • Jump

For a closer look at slide cancelling in Modern Warfare, OpTic Texas superstar Shotzzy takes a closer look at the process in the video below.

Is it worth slide cancelling in Modern Warfare 2?

Slide cancelling in Modern Warfare 2 has its advantages especially when reactions can make all the difference in a gunfight. If you want every advantage possible, it's certainly worth mastering in the early stages of the game.

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That's all there is to know about slide cancelling in Modern Warfare 2. For more on Infinity Ward's latest title, be sure to check out our guide showcasing all of the Modern Warfare 2 maps in multiplayer.