Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will get a huge day one update when it drops on November 13 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S / Series X. The patch notes, which are outlined below, detail a number of changes, including a nerf to sliding.
Specifically, the slide’s distance and speed have been reduced. Developers Treyarch and Raven Software said the change will better align the slide with its true purpose: to be used as an escape mechanic, not during close-quarters engagements. Additionally, firing a weapon immediately after ending a sprint is now faster than sliding to fire. Though sliding in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has been nerfed, all in-game mantling speed has been increased.
The sliding nerf comes after community outcry about the mechanic being too overpowered. During multiple beta periods, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players found themselves frustrated by encounters with those who exploited the slide. Because of its distance, speed, and quick recovery, many opted to use the slide mechanic as a form of combat engagement.