NICKMERCS responds to claims he’s ruining Warzone

Andrew Highton
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One of Call of Duty’s leading game personalities, FaZe member Nicholas “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, has responded to claims that his use of popular Warzone weapons is ruining the game.

As a person with a staggeringly high following across YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, and Twitter, it’s easy for anything that NICKMERCS does to be questioned. Given that he’s also one of the world’s leading CoD players, people feel that he needs to set an example.

This is why he has come under a bit of criticism recently due to his purported overuse of the FFAR in Warzone. NICKMERCS has addressed these repeated comments directing the blame towards the devs for not balancing weapons.

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Until several weeks ago, the whole talk of the Warzone community had been about the relentlessly overpowered nature of the DMR, and to a lesser extent the MAC-10. But they were both nerfed with the DMR even receiving a second debuff in the Jan 13 update.

However, a new gun is dominating the landscape, and that is another one of the Black Ops Cold War crossover guns – the FFAR. NICKMERCS had this to say about it, “This gun is just super, super powerful, it’s one of the most broken guns right now, and it’s got everybody right now taking a good look.”

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As such, NICKMERCS has posted his own loadout of the gun and discussed how to best utilize the weapon and take advantage of its superior properties. But this has upset some Warzone players as they feel this causes too many people to use the same gun and settings.

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In response, NICKMERCS said, “I’m not trying to ruin the game, I’m just trying to give you guys a little bit of insight to what I’m using, what I’m abusing, it’s more so up to the game developer, and their whole team to keep things fresh.”

He goes on to reiterate that it’s up to the likes of Activision to keep buffing and nerfing guns to keep the game fresh and balanced, but they should be quicker. “Don’t get mad at me, get mad at the game devs, okay? They took 5 years to nerf the DMR, they take way too long man.”

It’s a completely fair argument as it is indeed up to the devs to maintain a healthy status quo and to keep the guns relatively balanced so that there is a greater distribution of guns in a game.

It always remains to be seen what Activision are doing behind the scenes as there is no doubt a lot of work being done to fix numerous glitches and bugs, as well as continuing to work on the upcoming Warzone Season 2.

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