Infinity Ward’s Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II is upon us, which means it’s time to diving with dolphins. The sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot is out next month, October 28, 2022, and multiplayer beta weekend two runs from September 22-26 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, allowing FPS fans dive into new maps (Breenbergh Hotel), new modes (Knockout, Prisoner Rescue), old classics (Search & Destroy), and a new third-person playlist that features a completely different perspective.
There’s also a beefier gunsmith system, new perk packs, new field upgrades like Drill Charges, Shock Sticks, and Inflatable Decoys, and a short list of “improved movement options” that experiment with hanging on ledges and underwater combat. . And then there’s the cancel slide mechanic; it does not exist in Modern Warfare II and there is a possibility that it will not return. The removal of Infinity Ward’s slide cancel has remained a positive, and with the move being a more grounded hybrid of Black Ops, Ghosts, and World At War, it seems the prone dip has finally found a purpose again.
How do you dive with dolphins in Modern Warfare 2?
To dive, players must perform a tactical sprint (L3/LS) and stay crouched (O/B). You’ll fly headfirst like the free bird you’re meant to be and land in a new position that’s hidden from enemy view.
Here’s an example GIF of the immersion in action in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta (via PlayStation Blog).
In Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the dive mechanic has become a useful skill thanks to slip cancel nerfing towards the sun, but they also counter the new vertical movement technology with versatility. Dives can be used to loop behind vehicles, land face down in capture zones, dodge grenades and other random explosions, reposition between sites mid-streaks, and Frogger rounds a corner for a quick finishing move. Its uses are simple in design, but its usefulness has yet to reach its limits and it remains a welcome addition to memes and those who live for the memories of Black Ops.
For more on Modern Warfare II, check out the beta dates, best perks, and best killstreaks.
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