If you want to move around the Warzone quickly, slide cancelling is something you need to learn. Better than a tactical sprint, the slide cancel is one of the best movement techniques in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0, as well as Modern Warfare II.
From dodging quickly into cover to continue sprinting across the map to face new enemies in Call of Duty Warzone, slide canceling is one of the most important skills you can learn. If you ever watch pros, streamers, or even just a sweaty player, they will spend their whole game slide cancelling across the map.
Other than getting in a vehicle (check out our article on all the Warzone vehicles for more info), slide canceling is one of the fasted ways to move. But what exactly is it, and how can you start slide canceling to get the upper hand against enemy Warzone players.
What Is Slide Cancelling?
The slide animation gives players a brief speed boost, but will slow them down when coming back up into the crouch or upright position. Slide cancelling allows players to gain the speed boost from sliding, and then cancel before the animation finishes and start sliding again.
As well as resetting the slide, it also resets the tactical sprint, allowing players to gain even more speed as well as the natural evasiveness that comes with repeatedly crouching, making them a harder target to hit.
This was not an intended mechanic for Call of Duty, but players have gotten so used to the slide cancel as a way of getting around in Modern Warfare and other COD games that it has not been removed. Slide canceling can be difficult with lag, so if your game is laggy make sure to read our article on how to fix Call of Duty Warzone lag.
How To Slide Cancel In Warzone On PC
The first thing you'll want to do before learning to slide cancel in Warzone is head to your settings menu and make sure your left ctrl key is bound to stance/slide, not crouch/slide. This is because your crouch button will default to make you jump after sliding in Call of duty Warzone, ruining your slide cancel.
With the right Modern Warfare settings set, here is a step-by-step guide on how you slide cancel properly once you enter the Call of Duty Warzone:
- First, double-tap your tactical sprint button (usually left shift) to start your tactical sprint
- Once you've started sprinting, hold down your crouch button (the left ctrl key) to start sliding
- Quickly tap the left ctrl button to enter a crouching state and cancel your slide button
- Finally, tap the space bar (or jump button) to enter a standing state
Remember to complete steps two and three in quick succession, and just tap the space bar to make sure you only stand up, and don't accidentally jump. Once you've started, practice until your technique is perfect and your movement is seamless. If you want to become even harder to hit, read our article on the best Warzone sensitivity settings to increase your combat effectiveness.
How To Slide Cancel In Warzone On Console
For console users, whether on Xbox or PlayStation, the principle is essentially the same, but you will be pressing different buttons as you use a controller instead of a keyboard.
- Double-tap the left stick to begin your tactical sprint
- Once you are sprinting, hold Circle (PlayStation) or B (Xbox) to start sliding
- To cancel, tap Circle (PlayStation) or B (Xbox) to crouch back up
- Finally, press X (PlayStation) or A (Xbox) to stand up
Same as for PC players, it's important you flick through steps two, three, and four quickly once you lose the initial speed of the slide. That way, you can make sure the slide cancel is being used as effectively as possible.
There we have it! That's how you slide cancel in Warzone. Test it out when you're in a safer area, and once you have the muscle memory ingrained, it will become as easy as walking normally across the map.