How to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2

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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. In addition to players receiving a slight boost of speed when performing the action, it resets Tactical Sprint resulting in even longer periods of faster movement.

With the launch of Modern Warfare 2 fast approaching, many are beginning to wonder if slide cancelling will return in Infinity Ward's latest release. According to numerous leaks sharing details on everything from field upgrades to killstreaks, sliding is in the game.

Before we reveal how to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 guns list containing plenty of new and familiar weapons.

Is slide cancelling in Modern Warfare 2?

At the time of writing (August 5, 2022), there's no mention of slide cancelling in Modern Warfare 2. However, notable Call of Duty leaker @TheGhostOfHope and former professional players claim the game does feature sliding in some capacity.


"You can't slide cancel into fights anymore," claims ZooMaa. Despite this, there is an ability to slide which leaves some area for players to find a potential loophole.

The leak also suggests the player's gun points upward when sliding, preventing any kind of quick reactions following the exit of a slide.

Once we've had a chance to place the game, we will update this guide to share any intel on if slide cancelling in any form is in Modern Warfare 2.


How to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2

If there's any way to put an end to a slide in Modern Warfare 2, there's a high chance players will find a way to gain the upper hand through slide cancelling. Here's the likely slide cancelling method:

  • Start a Tactical Sprint.
  • Initiate a slide by pressing Circle/B/Slide bind.
  • Follow it up with another press of Circle/B/Slide bind.
  • Quickly press X/A/Jump bind to return to your feet.
  • Repeat the process.

Is it worth slide cancelling in Modern Warfare 2?

With rumours claiming there are movement mechanics ranging from Tactical Sprint to dolphin diving, it's unclear if it's worth slide cancelling to gain an advantage over any nearby opposition.

Once the beta begins, we will find out if slide cancelling is worth it in this year's game.

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.