Call of Duty

Slide Cancel is Back in Season 3 Reloaded

The Season 3 Reloaded update released on May 20
The Season 3 Reloaded update released on May 20 / Photo by Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War sustained multiple changes in the Season 3 Reloaded update, but one, in particular, caught the attention of many in the community — the return of slide canceling. 

Back at the start of Black Ops Cold War’s Season 3, Treyarch made it a point to nerf slide canceling. The borderline suffocating mechanic was utilized by players in the game.

But in the latest Black Ops Cold War Season 3 Reloaded update, Treyarch looks to have made some changes to this initial slide cancel nerf. This, in turn, has brought back its effectiveness.

Quickly after the Season 3 Reloaded update, prominent members of the Call of Duty community took to social media to express their thoughts on the mechanic’s return.

Experienced Call of Duty professional player, Christopher “Parasite” Duarte, was one of the first to comment “slide cancel is instant again woo.”

The nerf that had been implemented at the start of the season forced players to finish a slide animation instead of being able to stand up during the slide, allowing for the canceling of the animation.

This reiterated version of the slide cancel has the same principles, as professional Call of Duty player from the Minnesota ROKKR Eli “Standy” Bentz explained.

With these implemented changes or alterations of the previous nerf, players can once again slide cancel.