Call of Duty is bringing some highly requested movement changes to MW3 and Warzone in hopes that it will increase the competition among players. This is exciting since players felt that movement was one of the biggest factors holding back the competitive side of MW2 Warzone.
Movement is one of the most fundamental types of skill in Call of Duty, alongside gun fights. It is possible to win a gunfight with just movement alone by getting your opponent to miss shots.
This is why whenever Call of Duty changes the movement of the game, the community instantly notices. Thankfully, it seems that MW3 is taking these movement changes seriously and looking to improve them.
Every Movement Change Coming to MW3 & Warzone
Call of Duty is increasing the responsiveness of Operators by adding the following movement changes to MW3 and Warzone:
- Slide Canceling is returning, but it will no longer reset Tactical Sprint.
- Players can use Reload Canceling to cancel a partial reload during an animation. This will allow them to return fire immediately.
- The speed at which players can Mantle is increasing.
- Players can now Mantle while Sprinting.
- It is now possible to fire during and immediately after Sliding.
- The duration of Tactical Sprint is increasing. The exact duration will depend on the weapon used.
- Tactical Sprint will not recharge while players are Sprinting.
These changes will help speed up the gameplay in MW3 while keeping things competitive and rewarding players who take the time to master the new movement.
Call of Duty already confirmed that these MW3 movement changes will also appear in Warzone when the two are integrated later this year.
Movement updates in #MW3 👇— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 17, 2023
🏃 Slide animations can be canceled but will not reset Tactical Sprint.
🔫 Cancel reload animations to return fire with leftover ammo
💪 Mantle faster and while sprinting
🏃 Longer Tactical Sprint durations which recharges while sprinting
This is huge news for battle royale players since one of the most popular mechanics to use was Slide Canceling before it was removed. Slide Canceling would allow players to move through the battlefield quickly and outmaneuver less skilled players.
It’s still too early to say if these movement changes are what will bring Call of Duty back to its former glory, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.