Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) – Keyboard Controls and Binds

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has finally been released for PC players globally. The game is quite immersive when it comes to sheer shooting and combat systems. Controlling the characters is not that hard, but if you do not know the correct set of layouts for it, you can have a tough time doing so.

I am currently enjoying the game with the perfect set of binds I can configure for my PC. These Keyboard layouts are quite important since they are the fundamentals of your movement and equipment. The most important aspects of a COD game are its binds and setting them correctly is necessary for all the players.

In this guide, I will discuss the much-required set of Keybinds and Controls for COD Modern Warfare 2. They can be a bit different from yours depending on the playstyle and how you want your movements and other aspects to work. I would suggest consuming this post with a grain of salt.

Keyboard Controls and Best Binds for Modern Warfare 2

The guide is divided into two parts, namely, Keyboard Controls and the Controller Binds that I and I guess most people use for their COD MW2. Most of the settings are kept default so take due note of that.

Keyboard Controls and Binds

Movement Controls

  • Move Forward: W
  • Move Backward: S
  • Move Left: A
  • Move Right: D
  • Interact: F
  • Jump / Stand / Mantle: Spacebar
  • Prone: Ctrl
  • Change Stance / Slide: Unassigned
  • Crouch / Slide: C
  • Sprint / Tactical Sprint / Focus: Shift

Movement Advanced Keybinds

  • Auto Move Forward: H
  • Sprint: Unassigned
  • Tactical Sprint: Unassigned
  • Walk: Unassigned
  • Stance Up: Unassigned
  • Stance Down: Unassigned
  • Slide: Unassigned
  • Dive: Unassigned
  • Mantle: Unassigned
  • Parachute Free Look: Q
  • Change Camera Side: Unassigned
  • Center View: Unassigned
  • Look Up: Unassigned
  • Look Down: Unassigned
  • Look Left: Unassigned
  • Look Right: Unassigned

Combat Controls

  • Fire Weapon: Left Mouse Click
  • ADS: Right Mouse Click:
  • Reload: R
  • Next Weapon: 2 / Mouse Wheel Down
  • Weapon Mount: Mouse Button 5 / T
  • Melee: Mouse Button 4 / V
  • Lethal Equipment: E
  • Tactical Equipment: Q
  • Armor Plate / Drop Item: G

Combat Advanced Keybinds

  • Alternate Fire: B
  • Focus: Unassigned
  • Change Zoom / Toggle Hybrid: Unassigned
  • Previous Weapon: 1 / Mouse Wheel Up
  • Switch to First Weapon: Unassigned
  • Switch to Second Weapon: Unassigned
  • Conceal Weapon: 3
  • Detonate C4:
  • Night Vision Goggle: N
  • Mission Ability 1: 4
  • Mission Ability 2: 5
  • Mission Ability 3: 6
  • Killstreak 1: 3
  • Killstreak 2: 4
  • Killstreak 3: 5
  • Killstreak 4 (Extra): 6
  • Killstreak Wheel: K

Vehicle Controls

  • Move Forward: W
  • Move Backward: S
  • Turn Left: A
  • Turn Right: D
  • Drift / Handbrake: C
  • Change Seat: X
  • Previous Seat: Unassigned
  • Auto Drive Forward: H
  • Center Camera / Free Look: Q
  • Fire Weapon: Left Mouse Click
  • Fire Missiles: Mouse Button 4 / V
  • Reload: R
  • Climb on Roof: Spacebar
  • Lean Out / Lean In Mouse Button 4 / V
  • Horn: G
  • Toggle Thermal Vision: N

Air Vehicle

  • Move Forward: W
  • Move Backward: S
  • Turn Left: A
  • Turn Right: D
  • Ascend: Spacebar
  • Descend: C
  • Next Seat: X
  • Previous Seat: Unassigned
  • Auto Fly Forward: H
  • Use Flares: Left Mouse Click
  • Horn: G
  • Toggle Thermal Vision: N

Overlay Controls

  • View Objectives: Tab
  • Show Map: M / Caps Lock
  • Ping: Mouse Wheel Click
  • Ping Wheel: Alt
  • Danger Ping: Unassigned
  • Change to Loadout 1: 1 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 2: 2 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 3: 3 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 4: 4 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 5: 5 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 6: 6 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 7: 7 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 8: 8 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 9: 9 on Numpad
  • Change to Loadout 10: 0 on Numpad
  • Backpack: Tab
  • Drop Item: Arrow Key Down
  • Next Item: Arrow Key Right
  • Previous Item: Arrow Key Left

Menu Controls

  • Global Panel: F1
  • Social Menu: F2 / O
  • Settings Menu: F3
  • Shortcuts
  • Dismiss Menu: F4
  • Mute Microphone: F11
  • Mute Sound: F10
  • Connect / Disconnect From Channel: F9
  • Settings Quick Search: F
  • Keyboard Preview: P
  • Notification Quick Action: F5
  • Dismiss Notification: F8

Navigation

  • Unbind Key: Delete
  • Confirm Selection: Spacebar
  • Back: Backspace / Mouse Button 4
  • Navigate to Previous Tab: Q
  • Navigate to Next Tab: E
  • Navigate Up: W / Arrow Key Up
  • Navigate Down: S / Arrow Key Down
  • Navigate Left: A / Arrow Key Left
  • Navigate Right: D / Arrow Key Right
  • Navigate Next: Unassigned
  • Open Contextual Menu: Alt
  • Side Navigation Pips: Tab
  • Menu Action 1: R
  • Menu Action 2: X
  • Menu Action 3: 1
  • Menu Action 4: 2
  • Menu Action 5: 3
  • Menu Action 6: V
  • Menu Action 7: C
  • Menu Action 8: G
  • Menu Action 9: T
  • Menu Action 10: B
  • Menu Action 11: 4
  • Menu Action 12: H

COD MW2 Keyboard Controls

COD Modern Warfare 2 Controller Binds

  • Jump / Stand / Mantle: X
  • Change Stance / Slide: O
  • Reload: Square
  • Next Weapon: Triangle
  • Fire Weapon: R2
  • Aim Down Sight: L2
  • Lethal Equipment: R1
  • Tactical Equipment: L1
  • Sprint / Tactical Sprint / Focus: L3
  • Melee: R3
  • Mark Location / Ping Wheel: Directional Button Up
  • Drop / Backpack: Directional Button Down
  • Select Fire / Weapon Inspect: Directional Button Left
  • Killstreak: Directional Button Right

COD MW2 controller binds


I also have some sensitivity, dead zone, and other controller settings that I personally like to use when I play with a Controller on my PC or PS5. I will share them with you in a different post so do let me know if you want that as well. That would be all from this guide on the Best binds and Keyboard Controls for COD MW2. Leave your thoughts in the comments below. For more of such guides, keep an eye on our COD Modern Warfare 2 section.


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Last Updated on October 28, 2022

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