Modern Warfare 2 Movement | No Slide Canceling?

A recent leak claims that Modern Warfare 2 will feature Rainbow Six-style movement, including rappelling up and down buildings. But according to Swagg slide canceling will work differently.

Modern Warfare 2 Movement
Price does not approve. | © Activision / Ubisoft

Movement has always been critical when defining each Call of Duty game; it separates the different eras of CoD. From the early days with boots on the ground, to the jetback years, and now... well I guess you would call the current era the slidey CoDs. And when the hype began for Modern Warfare II, this was one of the first things people wanted to know about. Will there be tac-sprint? Slide Canceling? Can we swim? Hell, we even heard some crazy rumors that claimed the game will have dolphin diving.

Now we're getting the first actual details surrounding this aspect of gameplay, and it sounds like MW2 is going to be very similar to Modern Warfare 2019, but slowed down and made more tactical. Here's what we've heard.

Modern Warfare II Will Include Rappels & Climbing

According to the ModernWarfare2Informer, who is a known and verified leaker, the new CoD will feature tactical movement mechanics, similar to those seen in the Rainbow Six series:

Now you might be thinking: this is just another unsubstantiated leak, why should I believe some random guy on Twitter? But in the Modern Warfare 2 reveal trailer, we actually see a shot from the characters' perspective when they're rappelling upside down and shooting. So it would be pretty bizarre if it's not in the final game, given that they included this mechanic in one of the most important trailers the game will ever receive.

Whether the community will approve of the change or not is an entirely different question. MW2019's new mechanics were famously divisive, with some folks loving the tac-sprinting and mounting, and others despising them. The difference here is that we can't imagine rappelling is a mechanic someone could abuse. If anything, it sounds like it will make the player more vulnerable, with the tradeoff being they can quickly access rooftops and such. We'll have to wait and see.

Modern Warfare II To Change Slide Canceling

While FaZe members and Warzone streamers Swagg and Santana were checking out a Warzone video, Swagg started talking about Modern Warfare II. The streamer already played the game and said "it literally played just like 2019. The feel of it". He however went on explaining that the movement is different. There is in fact dolphin diving, but slide canceling will be changed.

When Sanatana asked if there was slide canceling, Swagg answered:

Not like how you think it is.

We don't know yet, waht the changes to slide canceling will be, but most probably slide canceling in MWII will not refresh the cooldown of the tactical sprint anymore.

For more details on the new CoD (and there really is a ton we're learning each day) head on over to our hub article regarding everything we know about Modern Warfare II.

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