Former-Warzone turned Apex Legends Twitch streamer and content creator, Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff, claimed that Apex is harder than Warzone.
He made the claim during a Twitch broadcast on Friday, Aug. 13, in the moments before launching into an Apex match. According to the streamer, despite the game's similarity to his previous primary game, Call of Duty (COD): Warzone, Apex Legends is harder to play and master.
"I'm saying it," he said, "Apex Legends is more difficult than Warzone. It's aiming and shooting—just like Warzone. It's positional—just like Warzone. It's awareness—just like Warzone. All those things are across the board..."
Apex Legends is Harder than Warzone?
According to NICKMERCS, the primary aspect that makes Apex that much more difficult is the existence of its legend-specific abilities. Needing to coordinate an assortment of unique powers with different weapon types gives players a lot to micromanage.
"Apex has abilities. Super f***ing abilities," he said,"I think that’s a big caveat that you can’t ignore."
He certainly isn't wrong. Aside from keeping track of their location and that of their opponents in the field, having a set kit that can spark game-changing effects adds an entirely new layer to the game. It's one more thing to calculate which, like other battle royales, can be compounded when working with a team. Apex Legends isn't nearly as much of a straightforward "gun game" as Warzone.
NICKMERCS is one out of the handful of major Warzone content creators who have recently jumped ship from the game following frustrations over allegedly unmitigated cheating and hacking in the game. Even those who haven't left are on record expressing frustration and being fed up with the perceived lack of action from the developers. Calls for a decent anti-cheat are chief among players' demands—now potentially only answered with the release of Vanguard.
Some players, however, are already predicting that it may be too late for Activision's popular Battle Royale.