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Why Has NICKMERCS Quit Warzone For Apex Legends?

Top streamer NICKMERCS has decided to quit Warzone and play Apex Legends instead, but why?

NICKMERCS is the most popular Warzone streamer in the world right now. He is far and away the most-watched content creator playing the game, yet he has just announced a shocking decision to quit Warzone.

What’s more, NICKMERCS will mostly be playing one of Warzone’s top competitors, Apex Legends. But why?


Why Has NICKMERCS Quit Warzone?

Fans of NICKMERCS will know that he has already quit Warzone battle royale before. However that was just one game mode – now, he is dropping the game entirely.

In his latest video, NICKMERCS announced his decision to stop playing Warzone, sending shockwaves through his community.

However, the signs have been there for a while now as NICKMERCS rage quit Warzone after being killed by a hacker recently. Plus, he had previously given up competing in Warzone tournaments because of cheaters.

And, once again, hackers are the main reason behind Nick’s decision to quit and move to Apex Legends. Warzone is overrun by hackers right now and NICKMERCS says “there’s no sign of light at the end of this tunnel”.

“I have no desire whatsoever to play Warzone. Zero. I’ve just lost the fire for Warzone.”


Luckily for all of his fans, Nick isn’t giving up on YouTube and Twitch streaming entirely and has decided to play Apex Legends for a while instead. But why is he switching to Apex?

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Why is NICKMERCS Playing Apex Legends?

NICKMERCS has played many games throughout his time online, so it won’t be a surprise for long-time fans that he is switching games once more. However, his choice of game is rather unexpected.

He revealed that he got “absolutely hooked” on Apex Legends after playing off-stream with some of his friends. Then, after some successful Apex streams, he has decided to continue with the game on Twitch and Youtube.

While also an FPS battle royale game, Apex Legends is rather different to Warzone. It has different characters to play as, all with unique abilities, as well as a much slower time-to-kill and faster movement mechanics.

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“It’s never a better transition time. There’s never been a better time to dip off from Warzone.”


Nick isn’t the only one dropping Warzone right now – loads of Warzone players are quitting because of hackers. However, he has left the door open for a return to Verdansk soon.

NICKMERCS Apex Legends Emergence

When Will NICKMERCS Play Warzone Again?

At the moment, it is unclear when NICKMERCS will play Warzone again. He said that he won’t be making Warzone videos for the time being, but with the Season 5 release date right around the corner, who knows?

“We’re not going to upload Call of Duty at the content right now. Today is probably our last Call of Duty gameplay video for a little bit.”


Recently, NICKMERCS revealed the 4 major changes Warzone needs to be fun again. Therefore, if the next update has those, expect Nick to make a return to Warzone sooner than expected.

Meanwhile, Activision has shared the first Warzone Season 5 trailer. The Season 5 artwork has also teased an upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard reveal in Warzone.

Additionally, a huge new leak has revealed there could be a next-gen Warzone update in Season 5. There will be a PS5 and Xbox Series X version of Warzone at last!

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