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NICKMERCS Calls for Players to Leave Call of Duty: Warzone in Favor of Apex Legends

Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff is urging fellow players and streamers to switch over from Call of Duty: Warzone to Apex Legends.
Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff is urging fellow players and streamers to switch over from Call of Duty: Warzone to Apex Legends. / Respawn Entertainment

Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff is urging fellow players and streamers to switch over from Call of Duty: Warzone to Apex Legends.

It's no secret that NICKMERCS has a new favorite competitive FPS game. Despite a long history with Call of Duty (COD) where he spent several seasons enjoying Warzone, the streamer made the switch to Apex Legends in August and clearly has no intentions of going back. Now, he's attempting to convince others to do the same after the release of Warzone Pacific Season One and the new Caldera map.

NICKMERCS Calls for Players to Leave Call of Duty: Warzone

NICKMERCS explained he was tired of seeing the same events year after year—where streamers back Activision and its new release only to see it flop less than a week later. Within "four days" of launch, streamers are back online, complaining about the "lazy" update they've been handed.

"I’ve seen this so many times, every year," he said. "Every year these Call of Duty stars sit there telling us it’s going to be the best CoD ever...And then it changes. Four days go by and they’re like, 'This game is trash, what the f**k,' and just start begging for changes, calling everything broken."

According to him, Warzone players and content creators "have to switch" to Apex Legends—which he called the "best new option" for the genre. He described a period doing the flop where Warzone creators began to question why they played the game in the first place and encouraged them to lean into the feeling.

"I’m telling you, do that. Stop buying things. Stop playing that game. Just come play Apex Legends." He said.

Whether popular streamers will take his advice remains to be seen. It may be more difficult for the game's top earners to switch over, but NICKMERCS definitely believes the change is worth it in the long run. Some definitely seem more open to it than others...