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Modern Warfare 2 introduces major movement changes: Sliding, diving, swimming, & ledge-hanging

While Call of Duty fans are familiar with sliding, Modern Warfare 2 will introduce major movement changes to the franchise.

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Diving, swimming, and ledge-hanging will join the notorious sliding movement as new maneuvers are set to change the Call of Duty franchise with Modern Warfare 2.

Since 2019’s Modern Warfare, the sliding movement mechanic has been a hot topic of debate amongst Call of Duty fans. Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, players will have more movement options to contend with than ever in Modern Warfare 2.

A diverse set of movement options will only add to your repertoire of skills outside of your gun skill. Those who master movement in Modern Warfare 2 can harness a major advantage in 1 vs 1 gunfights.

Let’s take a look at all of the movement changes coming to Modern Warfare 2 including sliding, diving, swimming, and ledge-hanging.

Modern Warfare 2 sliding movement

Warzone Operators running in Verdansk

If you’ve played 2019’s Modern Warfare, Vanguard, or even Warzone, you’ll be familiar with the sliding movement. Sliding as a movement option is making a return in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Sliding can be used as an evasive maneuver, but it’s also a great tool to disorient your opponent and win a gunfight. It remains to be seen if the slide canceling technique will be possible, but we’ll keep you posted as we receive new information.

Modern Warfare 2 diving movement

CoD WWII diving

Similar to sliding, diving is another movement technique that has evasive benefits. Diving was last seen as a movement option in Call of Duty: World War II, but long-time fans of the franchise will know that the original Black Ops popularized the Dolphin Dive maneuver.

Not only will diving act as another tool that’s geared for escape, but it will also act as an excellent traversal technique for those looking to maintain their stealth. Once you dive you’ll be in a low prone position, which will allow you to crawl across the ground and possibly escape enemy identification.

Modern Warfare 2 swimming movement

Modern Warfare 2 will place a major emphasis on the presence of water. The water’s design and more importantly the way in which players interact with the surrounding water was a major focus of the developers.

In Modern Warfare 2, players will benefit from the ability to swim in water. Water can be used as a vital tool for evasion or cover as players can swim freely.

The one thing players cannot do while underwater is ADS and fire their Primary weapons. Only Pistols and melee will work while swimming underwater. Once players come up to the surface, they’ll be able to ADS any weapon.

Modern Warfare 2 ledge-hanging movement

Modern Warfare 2 soldier transportation

The final new movement technique introduced in Modern Warfare 2 is called ledge-hanging. This is by far the most flexible movement mechanic we’ve seen in any Call of Duty game to date.

Ledge-hanging cannot be defined by one scenario, instead, the best way to describe it is by stating that it will allow players to interact with their environment in a variety of ways.

For example, ledge-hanging will allow you to pull yourself up from a ledge and peek over the top. The movements can be described as jumping, pulling yourself up and around surfaces, and peeking around obstacles or ledges.

This new dynamic maneuver known as ledge-hanging will give Modern Warfare 2 players more movement options to choose from alongside swimming, diving, and sliding.


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Modern Warfare 2 leak details DMZ mode gameplay & objectives

Although Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ is still unofficial, dataminers have reportedly uncovered the mode’s objectives.

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There’s a ton of hype over the leaked Tarkov-inspired ‘DMZ’ mode that’s coming to Modern Warfare 2, and it appears Warzone Mobile’s game files have revealed the mode’s gameplay and objective.

Modern Warfare 2 arrives later in 2022, bringing a globe-trotting campaign, Spec Ops, and Warzone 2.0. But there’s still one mode that Infinity Ward have yet to confirm, although a ton of leaks and rumors surround it — DMZ.

Short for ‘demilitarized zone,’ DMZ is set to be Call of Duty’s answer to extraction-based games such as Escape from Tarkov. Images of Modern Warfare 2’s maps leaked through Warzone Mobile’s game files, and this has also revealed DMZ’s gameplay and objectives. 

Gaz in Modern Warfare 2 campaign

CoD leaker ‘Reality’ claims to have discovered a ton of Modern Warfare 2 info in Warzone Mobile’s game files, including the maps, weapons, and even concept art for Treyarch’s CoD 2024

Included in these game files were a ton of strings for DMZ, detailing the missions and objectives Modern Warfare 2 players will have to undertake. These include searching marked areas for radioactivity, destroying supplies, finding intel, and extracting. 

It appears that radioactivity will play a large part in DMZ, where players will need to secure radioactive material and “acquire Geiger counters from the cache.” 

Players will also need to rescue hostages and defend safes they’ve opened from Hostiles. It sounds like the DMZ mode will be absolutely chock-full of content, offering players even more objectives than Escape from Tarkov.  

It still appears it will still have a similar gameplay loop though, where players have to “extract safely.” The mode hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but insider Tom Henderson has claimed that it won’t be free to play and will launch with Modern Warfare 2. 

With the multiplayer reveal and beta still to come, we should know much more about the mode in the run-up to October 28. In the meantime, be sure to check out how to get the free Final Judgement bundle in Warzone with Modern Warfare 2

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Modern Warfare 2 insider claims new DMZ mode will not be free to play

Renowned leaker Tom Henderson has claimed that Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode will not be a free to play experience upon release.

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Information concerning Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode continues to arise prior to the game’s October 28 release. Amidst confusion surrounding what the mode will entail, leaker Tom Henderson has claimed that DMZ will not be free to play.

Call of Duty fans got their first look at what to expect from Modern Warfare 2 during the Campaign gameplay reveal that took place at Summer Game Fest. Furthermore, leaks have also revealed images of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps.

While new information continues to shed light on the upcoming Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode remains shrouded in mystery. Despite the lack of information concerning the mode, a report from Tom Henderson suggests that DMZ will not be free to play.

Modern Warfare 2 art Ghost

The DMZ mode will be a fresh experience for Call of Duty fans as Escape from Tarkov-like extraction-based gameplay is set to take center stage.

Not much is known about the mode, but Henderson did previously reveal that DMZ and Warzone 2 would share a map consisting of classic Modern Warfare 2 POIs.

On July 4, Henderson published another report that brings players one step closer to understanding what the DMZ mode will entail.

It seems the mystery surrounding the mode has led to several false rumors, including one that had players believing DMZ would be a free-to-play experience like Warzone.

Henderson claims that this expectation is false: “Although the future of the DMZ could become free-to-play, that’s currently not the plan. Instead, the DMZ will be tied to Modern Warfare 2 as another mode.”

The industry insider does not rule out the possibility of DMZ eventually adopting a free to play model, but at launch, it will be considered a mode available to players who purchase Modern Warfare 2.

As the October 28 release date for Modern Warfare 2 approaches, inaccurate rumors should cease, while clarity over the game’s modes like DMZ is expected to grow.


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Every leaked Modern Warfare 2 weapon: Assault Rifles, SMGs, Snipers

A ton of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons have reportedly been leaked, so here’s every MW2 weapon we know of so far.

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CoD players are desperate to see which weapons we can expect to see in Modern Warfare 2 later this year, and a ton of the weapons have reportedly leaked through Warzone Mobile’s files.

Modern Warfare 2019 fans absolutely loved the weapons and their realistic animations, and Modern Warfare 2 is set to bring the same level of quality.

We’ve already seen and heard some of these weapons in action in the Dark Water mission gameplay reveal, and a dev has responded to fears over reused animations.

Dataminers reportedly uncovered images of Modern Warfare 2 and Treyarch’s CoD 2024’s maps in Warzone Mobile‘s game files, but they also found a list of the weapons coming to the game.

Modern Warfare 2 weapons list leaked

AX-50 Sniper Rifle in CoD Warzone

Dataminer ‘Reality’ has claimed to reveal the Modern Warfare 2019 weapons we can expect to return in Modern Warfare 2 as well as the brand-new additions.

Modern Warfare 2 is a direct sequel to 2019, taking place roughly three years later, and players can expect to see fan favorites such as the Bruen Mk9, M4, and AX-50 Sniper Rifle return.

There are also some brand-new weapons found in the game files, such as the STG A3 and the Bryson 800. You can check out the full list of leaked Modern Warfare 2 weapons below:

  • LM-S
  • M4
  • Bryson 800
  • STG A3
  • Lockwood 725
  • X12
  • Revive Pistol
  • Lachmann Sub
  • AX-50
  • RAAL MG
  • .50 GS
  • PSDW 50
  • Sakin 9
  • RPG-7
  • PILA
  • JOKR
  • Strela-P
  • LMP
  • Bruen Mk9

Players also spotted weapons such as the SCAR, EBR-14, P90, G3, and AK-47 in the campaign gameplay trailer, so it’s likely that the majority of the weapons have been both leaked and revealed.

However, the new Gunsmith system includes weapon branches where one gun can create several, so there may be several weapons we haven’t seen yet.

We’ll likely need to wait until the multiplayer gameplay reveal and beta to have a better understanding of what weapons we’ll see in the full game.


For more Modern Warfare 2 leaks, be sure to check out everything we know about the Escape from Tarkov-inspired ‘DMZ’ mode.

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