Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 controls for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

Learn the PC, Xbox, and PS4/PS5 controls for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 before you jump into the campaign or multiplayer.

Whether you’re jumping into the campaign or multiplayer, it’s worth learning the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 controls. In this guide, we’ll explain the PC controls first then list the console options including Xbox controls and PS4/PS5 controls for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The controls differ slightly between campaign and multiplayer, so be aware of the adjusted options when you jump between the two.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PC controls 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 PC controls
 
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PC players have some extra options available when compared to console players thanks to all those keys. Head to the settings menu in-game using the cog icon to rebind keys as needed. We’ve listed the base PC controls below.

Action

PC Controls

Move

WASD keys

Look

Move Mouse

Interact

F

Jump/Stand/Mantle

Space

Prone

Left Control

Crouch/Slide

C

Sprint/Tactical Sprint/Focus

Left Shift

Fire

Left Mouse Button

Aim Down Sight

Right Mouse Button

Reload

R

Next Weapon

2 / Mouse Wheel

Weapon Mount

Mouse 5 / T

Melee

Mouse 4 / V

Lethal Equipment

E

Tactical Equipment

Q

Field Upgrade

X

Armor Plate/Drop Item

G

Show Scores

Tab

Show Map

Capslock / M

Ping

Middle Mouse

Ping Wheel

Left Alt

Inspect Weapon

I

Alternate Fire Mode

B

Conceal Weapon

3

Night Vision Goggles

N

Killstreak 1

3

Killstreak 2

4

Killstreak 3

5

Killstreak 4

6

Killstreak Wheel

K

Mission Ability 1

4

Mission Ability 2

5

Mission Ability 3

6

Modern Warfare 2 PC Vehicle Controls

Below are any unique controls to vehicles, both grounded and airborne

Action

Controls

Drift

Left Control

Next Seat

X

Auto Drive Forward

H

Center Camera / Free Look

Q

Fire Missiles

Mouse 4 / V

Climb on Roof

Space 

Lean Out / Lean In

Mouse 4 / V

Horn

G

Ascend (Airborne)

Space

Descend (Airborne)

Left Ctrl

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox PS4 PS5 controls 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 xbox ps4 ps5 controls guide
 
© Activision

The console controls for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 stick closely to the 2019 release. Check the core layouts for Xbox controls and PS4/PS5 controls below so you can make use of all your abilities and killstreaks during matches. In the in-game options you can make some adjustments including swapping the trigger and bumper buttons.

Action

Xbox Controls

PS4 / PS5 Controls

Move

Left Analog Stick

Left Analog Stick

Look

Right Analog Stick

Right Analog Stick

Interact / Reload

X

Square

Jump/Mantle

A

X

Change Stance / Slide / Dive

B

Circle

Switch Weapon

Y

Triangle

Aim Down Sights

LT

L2

Fire

RT

R2

Use Tactical Equipment

LB

L1

Use Lethal Equipment

RB

R1

Melee

Click in Right Stick

R3 (Click in Right Stick)

Sprint / Tactical Sprint / Focus

Click in Left Stick

L3 (Click in Left Stick)

Ping Wheel / Mission Ability 1

D-Pad Up

D-Pad Up

Select Fire / Inspect Weapon

D-Pad Left

D-Pad Left

Killstreaks / Mission Ability 2

D-Pad Right

D-Pad Right

Drop / Night Vision

D-Pad Down

D-Pad Down

Scoreboard / Map / Objectives

View Button

Touchpad

Menu / Pause

Menu Button

Options Button

Those were the full controls for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Make sure you know how to check your K/D ratio before you head online for multiplayer.

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