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How to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2 beta

Players have discovered new movement options in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta, so here’s how to slide cancel.

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At first, it seemed the slide cancel movement would be absent from Modern Warfare 2, but it didn’t take long for players to discover how to slide cancel in the beta.

Modern Warfare 2 has transported Call of Duty players back to a modern setting after Vanguard‘s showcase of WWII. Infinity Ward have delivered new features to go along with the new environment such as ledge-hanging, swimming, and dolphin diving.

The slide maneuver is also present in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, but early reports revealed that there wouldn’t be a way to slide cancel. It’s rumored the devs will use beta feedback to decide whether to officially enable the notorious slide cancel.

Interestingly enough, players who got their hands on the Modern Warfare 2 beta beat the devs to the punch by figuring out how to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2.

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What is slide canceling in Modern Warfare 2?

The slide cancel is a tactical maneuver in Call of Duty that allows you to move around the map much quicker, all while allowing your weapon to ADS when exiting a slide as fast as possible.

There are several benefits to slide canceling as a movement option in Modern Warfare 2. For starters, the action of moving forward while sliding will allow you to get the jump on enemy players by breaking their cameras.

Entering their field of view in a sliding motion will make it harder for them to track and lock on to you with their weapon. Another benefit is that it puts you in a great spot to win a gunfight as your weapon will exit the slide animation extremely quickly when cancelled.

How to slide cancel on consoles in Modern Warfare 2

While it seemed that the slide cancel movement would be absent from Modern Warfare 2, players figured out a way to perform the maneuver during the beta’s PlayStation early access period.

In order to perform a slide cancel in Modern Warfare 2, you’ll need to adjust the following controller settings:

  • Weapon Mount Activation: Double-Tap ADS
  • Grounded Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Ground Mantle: Off

Once you’ve adjusted your controller settings, you can test out Modern Warfare 2’s slide cancel. While not a requirement, it’s also recommended to turn on the Automatic Tac Sprint setting to simplify the process below.

  1. Move forward while activating your Tac Sprint.
  2. Press your assigned slide button and activate the motion.
  3. While sliding, double tap your ADS button.
  4. Press the jump button to complete the slide cancel.

Modern Warfare 2’s slide cancel has more steps and is less efficient than it was in Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard. Despite the fact that it’s not as powerful of a movement mechanic as it once was, players will still look to utilize it when applicable.

How to slide cancel on PC in Modern Warfare 2

In previous Call of Duty titles, both PC players and console players were able to take advantage of the slide cancel maneuver. The required settings and actions to slide cancel will likely be similar on both platforms.

As of now, the Modern Warfare 2 beta is only accessible on PlayStation consoles. PC early access begins on September 22, and we’ll be sure to provide the steps to slide cancel on the platform once we get our hands on the PC version of the beta.


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