Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been chastised over the years for failing to maintain consistent gameplay across each iteration, but there are flaws in its action veterans that may differ depending on their development intentions. One current debate is whether or not Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will include slide canceling.
Two sources, FaZe's Swagg and "Zooma" (assumedly ZooMaa), have stated that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 might eliminate slide cancellation, even if it is still in the works, suggesting that Infinity Ward is considering its use.
For those unfamiliar, slide canceling is a technique for maintaining movement momentum by manipulating the slide mechanic. As Call of Duty players are likely to know, gamers can press the crouch button while sprinting to the ground. It's a high-level skill that, if used incorrectly, can penalize a player if they go slow.
A call of duty mechanic like slide canceling is easily discernible as a positive or a negative for a Call of Duty developer. It increases the skill limit for high-level players, but it also gives an advantage to high-level players since more casual players may not even know the mechanic exists. That might be why Infinity Ward is unsure what to do in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
In a Reddit thread, there's a surprising consensus that slide canceling as it currently exists shouldn't be used in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It can create an odd disconnection between a character's camera, model, and hitbox, and it can make players' thumbs sore.
The future of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will have to be decided soon. There are still alpha and beta tests to go through, so players will be able to express their thoughts.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S from October 28.