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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

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

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

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.

For more Call of Duty, check out the CoD Modern Warfare 2 (2022) cast list so far as well as how Infinity Ward have improved the AI.

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Every confirmed Modern Warfare 2 map so far

Here’s a look at all of the multiplayer maps we’ll see in Modern Warfare 2, thanks to new information from Infinity Ward.



While we currently don’t know what the entire map pool for Call of Duty’s upcoming game will look like, here’s a peek at every confirmed map in Modern Warfare 2 so far.

Prior to the June 8 Modern Warfare 2 gameplay reveal, Charlie Intel was able to get a detailed look at an early version of the game. Infinity Ward showcased several gameplay features like the new Gunsmith system and AI changes.

The devs also provided additional information about Modern Warfare 2 maps during CDL Champs with the reveal of Marina Bay Grand Prix. Here’s everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 2’s maps including their classifications and the confirmed maps so far.

Modern Warfare 2 confirmed 6vs6 maps

Modern Warfare 2 is set to take players around the globe as of October 28. Players can expect their multiplayer experience to include various locations and different landscapes. This year the core multiplayer maps have been designed specifically for 6vs6 gameplay.

This new focus on the 6vs6 design should result in a streamlined experience for players that will lead to intuitive gameplay. Three core maps were revealed during the in-person event:

  • Museum
  • Grand Prix
  • Farm 18 Training Facility

The Museum map is supposedly one of the larger core maps and it will allow players to duke it out within a Spanish museum. Grand Prix was unveiled in-depth on August 7 and players will be able to witness the race track during the beta. The track is inspired by the Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit.

While we don’t know the exact location of the Farm 18 Training Facility map, this one is set to deliver on high-octane action as players battle it out inside of a training facility as the name would suggest.

Modern Warfare 2 confirmed battle maps

Aside from core 6vs6 maps, Modern Warfare 2 will also deliver larger maps for modes such as Ground War. These specific large maps will be called battle maps in Modern Warfare 2. These battle maps will share POIs with the new Warzone 2 map that is set to release in 2022.

Sariff Bay will bring players to a fishing village where you’ll be able to explore the surrounding waters and benefit from the brand-new swimming mechanic. Meanwhile, Sa’id was designed for urban combat and it is said to combine elements of core map and battle map gameplay.

When more Modern Warfare 2 maps are announced we’ll be sure to provide the details so be sure to check back in!

For more Modern Warfare 2 news, check out everything we know about Modern Warfare 2’s beta including early access for PlayStation users.

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Modern Warfare 2’s Grand Prix map has cheeky easter egg from developers

Modern Warfare 2’s devs, Infinity Ward, have included some cheeky easter eggs in the Marina Bay Grand Prix map.



Alongside the multiplayer reveal and beta dates announcement at CDL Champs, Infinity Ward revealed the Marina Bay Grand Prix map. Eagle-eyed players will have noticed some Infinity Ward devs make an appearance on the map.

Maps can make or break a Call of Duty game, but Modern Warfare 2 fans are especially excited to play the upcoming Marina Bay Grand Prix map that was revealed at CDL Champs 2022.

Heavily inspired by the Singapore Grand Prix’s Marina Bay Street Circuit, Modern Warfare 2 players will get to experience the map in September’s beta. But in the footage already shown, players have found a cheeky easter egg from Infinity Ward.

As spotted by The Loadout, several Infinity Ward devs exist inside the Modern Warfare 2 universe as Formula One drivers. The paddock is shown throughout the map overview and the in-universe drivers are named on the signs above the garages.

Plus, there’s one more Infinity Ward dev name, Hancock, that can be spotted throughout the video, such as on the right-hand side of the souvenir kiosk at 20 seconds, and is likely another team alongside ‘Rohan.’

Five names can be spotted throughout the 40-second clip, and they all relate to an Infinity Ward dev. Here’s everyone spotted so far:

  • Steve Najera – Senior Producer
  • Paul Interrante – Environment Art Director
  • Carlos Cervantes – Senior Environment Artist
  • Matt Evans – Environment Artist
  • Charles Hancock – Associate Producer

Judging from the video, the rest of the garages in the paddock aren’t in use so that might not be all of the devs that exist as drivers. But, we’ll get a much better look at the map once the beta goes live in September, where there’s sure to be even more easter eggs to discover.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out what players are hoping to see at Call of Duty Next on September 15.

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Players share Call of Duty Next reveal wishlist for Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2

With the Call of Duty Next event set to showcase MW2 and Warzone 2, players reveal exactly what they’re desperate to see.



The upcoming Call of Duty Next event is set to deliver a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal as well as new Warzone 2 information. Here’s what players are desperate to see from the event.

During Call of Duty Champs, the biggest competitive CoD event of the year, Activision and Infinity Ward brought Call of Duty Next to the community’s attention. This one-of-a-kind event that will be broadcast on September 15 is set to tease the future of the Call of Duty franchise.

The event will include a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal, as well as new details concerning the Warzone 2 project and a mobile version of Warzone. With a ton of new information expected to shock the community, here’s what players are hoping to see most.

CharlieIntel took to Twitter to ask CoD players what they’re hoping to see from the highly-anticipated Call of Duty Next broadcast. While the details concerning Warzone 2 are shrouded in mystery, it’s safe to expect gameplay footage of Modern Warfare 2.

Keep in mind that Modern Warfare 2 is set to release on October 28, and with all eyes on Call of Duty Next, it’ll be a great opportunity to build some excitement. Some players in the replies had very specific expectations, while others wish to see more of the game’s technical aspects.

MW2 & Warzone 2 gun mechanism & gunsmith system

This is a great example of the technical side of Modern Warfare 2, and by expected association Warzone 2, that we’ve yet to fully discover. Gun mechanisms and how they feel while firing lay the groundwork for the game’s tone. Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay will likely be heavily influenced by how intuitive the guns feel in players’ hands.

Furthermore, the loadouts and the gunsmith feature are another vital technical aspect. While these aren’t the flashiest concerns, they go a long way in setting the foundation for a high-quality experience. After all, players love to customize and tweak aspects of the game when they’re not engaged in battle.

While we already have some major information about Modern Warfare 2’s gunsmith, including the ability to tweak certain attachment characteristics, hopefully, Call of Duty Next will provide even more insight.

Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play

While the gameplay is set to take center stage, it’s not beyond belief that Call of Duty Next could showcase various game modes. Perhaps the broadcast will mark the official reveal of the rumored DMZ mode.

However, fans of multiplayer will have their fingers crossed for something they’ve been wanting for what seems like ages: “League play at launch.”

Call of Duty fans looking for a top-tier competitive mode have been let down in recent years. Either they’ve had to wait months after release to receive a Ranked Play mode, or in the case of Modern Warfare, it came without Skill Divisions or an ELO system.

Classic Call of Duty weapons

FaZe Testy replying with an image of the iconic Intervention sniper gives us a specific weapon request. Surely, the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal is going to include gameplay footage. Of course, with gameplay footage comes the inevitable reveal of weapons.

It remains to be seen if classic Call of Duty weapons will feature in Modern Warfare 2, but players are surely going to lose their minds if the Intervention makes its way to the game. The Sniper is undoubtedly one of the most beloved weapons in Call of Duty history.

That just about wraps up some of the most intriguing hopes and wishes for the upcoming Call of Duty Next event. Don’t forget to tune into the broadcast on September 15 to find out if any of these desires come to fruition.

For more, check out how leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer images seem to confirm that factions are back.

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