Modern Warfare 2 Mechanics Compared To Ghosts By CDL Player
Ahead of the worldwide Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal at the Call of Duty: Next showcase, one of the Call of Duty League's star players has described their early experience of Modern Warfare 2's sliding mechanic to be like that seen in Ghosts.
Its been heavily speculated that slide cancelling is finally getting the axe. Despite rumours that the mechanic is actually in the game, developer Infinity Ward is just waiting on feedback before it decides to banish or implement it. Slide cancelling is not in Modern Warfare 2... for now.
However, it is being replaced by a dolphin dive and a new slide mechanic, which is now being described as something pulled from 2013's Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Temp Discusses Modern Warfare 2's Sliding
Despite the CoD: Next showcase being the first visual playthrough of Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty League players have already been given a chance to play the game behind closed doors, albeit in an Alpha stage.
Following that, leaks emerged from Thomas "ZooMaa" Paparatto that the game would have 16 6v6 multiplayer maps at launch. Now, Vegas Legions Donny "Temp" Laroda has discussed just how the movement will work.
"You can still slide, but the slide is like how it was in Ghosts," Temp said, adding, "You know, where your gun goes down." The Ghosts slide meant that your gun was momentarily inactive during the slide, having to wait until after you've returned to your knees to be able to shoot.
CDL Players Leak Modern Warfare 2 Movement Mechanics
Temp's comments come alongside similar ones from OpTic Texas player Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas Castro. The CDL's "movement king" revealed that the dolphin dive was the main point of engagement, joking that we are going to be diving around like "frogs."
Instead, the slide mechanic will now work as a way to disengage from gunfights, allowing for a short burst of pace at a low centre to slip away into buildings or behind cover. Call of Duty: Ghosts was far from the most fast-paced game in the franchise's history, but as long as it's only a slide mechanic that will be pulled through from the nearly decade-old game, then we ought not to get in a panic.