How to skip cutscenes in Modern Warfare 2

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A soldier rappelling down a skyscraper against a dusky sky in Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 has an exciting plot, just like any other Call of Duty game. Before, after, and even during missions there are cutscenes. These short cinematic moments tell you about the feelings of the crew, the result of your actions, and overall how the story develops.

However, not all players like watching cutscenes. Some of them want to just enjoy the gameplay, getting straight back into action. By reading this guide, you will find out how to skip cutscenes in Modern Warfare 2.

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How do I skip cutscenes in Modern Warfare 2?

The first thing you should know is that different buttons are used to skip cutscenes on different platforms. During the cutscene, a skip button will be on the right corner of your screen.

On PC, there is only one way to skip a cutscene. You can do this by pressing the left click on your mouse. If you set up custom settings for your mouse, you should press the key responsible for the Mouse 1 button.

On PlayStation, you should only press the button X to skip the cutscene, while on Xbox, you should press the A button. Holding down either button brings up a small progress bar, which skips the cutscene once filled over time.

Soldiers pointing weapons in a large red room in Modern Warfare 2
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How do I replay cutscenes in Modern Warfare 2?

Fortunately, every cutscene in Modern Warfare 2 can be replayed. This is handy if you accidentally skipped through one in your first play through the campaign, or if you want to relive some of the many high-octane moments.

First, you should head to the campaign screen and open the cinematics menu. Here, you will see all cutscenes that can be replayed in Modern Warfare 2. Then, all you need to do is scroll across to the cutscene of your choice, before selecting to watch again.

Should you skip cutscenes in Modern Warfare 2?

When you know how to skip and replay cutscenes, it is the right time to find out if it's even worth skipping cutscenes in Modern Warfare 2. There are various discussions about this topic on the internet.

Even though cutscenes take up time you'd otherwise spend playing, they allow developers to tell their game's story. Without them, a lot of the game's action sequences would feel disconnected. If you want to fully enjoy Modern Warfare 2's narrative, you should watch the cutscenes.

If you are keen on killing various enemies, there is no reason to watch cutscenes, so you can skip them and watch them after completing the game. Also, if you've finished the campaign once but want to beat it on the hardest difficulty to earn trophies, skipping cutscenes will make things a lot easier.

That's it for our look at how to skip cutscenes in Modern Warfare 2! For even more on the game, check out our full Modern Warfare 2 gun list, as well as the best Warzone ARs.

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