Sliding is an action which can be performed by players in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. This allows the player to avoid enemy gunfire and get to cover quickly.
UsageEditSliding is activated by holding the crouch button whilst sprinting. When sliding is activated, the player will hold their weapon diagonally up towards the left and enter a crouch position where they skid across the ground at a decent speed. To slide for the full duration, the player must hold the crouch button. If the player slides for too long (running out of stamina), they player will enter a prone position, otherwise the player will finish crouched.
This mechanic was added to make it harder to Dropshot. The same applies with Diving to Prone.
If the player tries to slide on an uphill area, they will go prone instantly; this applies to when the player quickly reverses the movement position to move backwards while sliding.
In Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the sliding mechanic is further reinforced with the Boost Slide Exo movement, which is available whenever exo suits are equipped. In Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Boost Slides are replaced with Power Slides.