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NICKMERCS explains why Apex Legends takes more skill than Warzone

NICKMERCS recently took a break from Warzone and jumped over to Apex Legends. Now, he’s revealed that his new game is more difficult

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After jumping ship from Warzone to Apex Legends, popular content creator Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed that he finds Respawn’s battle royale the more challenging of the two.

Despite being a devoted player from the beginning, NICKMERCS announced recently he was taking a break from Warzone. He said he was becoming bored and no longer had the desire to stream the game, plus the number of hackers plaguing the lobbies were taking some of the fun away.

He has since turned his attention to Apex Legends, which he says he is enjoying more than Warzone thanks to its ranked mode. Now, as someone who has played Warzone at the highest level and is well on his way to doing so in Apex, he has revealed that the latter is the game that requires the most skill.

Character aiming down sights in Apex Legends

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, NICKMERCS is talking to his chat about the challenge of the different games he has “dominated” in recent years, from Fortnite all the way to Apex Legends.

“I’ve been playing Apex Legends a week and a half, I’m in Diamond 4,” Nick said. “I’ll say this, Apex Legends is more difficult than Warzone.”

“You’re aiming and shooting just like Warzone, it’s positional just like Warzone, it’s awareness just like Warzone, all those things are cross-supported,” Nick continued. “But with the abilities and the timings, the possibilities are endless in Apex because of all the things you can do.”

Apex Legends character Seer facing the screen

He compares this to Warzone where he argues you simply “get in a chopper” or “get in a car” to mix things up.

NICKMERCS goes on to talk about the physical toll required to play the two for long sessions. He is known for using a controller when many professional gamers opt for a mouse and keyboard instead.

“It might sound corny, but the physical demand on your hands from playing Apex to Warzone is crazy,” he revealed. “There’s more going on, you’ve got to do more with your hands.”

Despite Apex coming out on top, the streamer also reveals that Fortnite is the “most difficult” game he has played, saying that the controller players are “f*****g insane” for the way they shoot, build and edit at the same time.

“It’s not even comparable to Apex or Warzone, Fortnite’s different,” he explains. “The physical demand to be that good…there are certain things I just can’t do. Kudos to them.”

He goes on in the video to warn his fans that he plans to stick with Apex, as he aims to reach the top as he has in other battle royales in the past.

Since making the switch, NICKMERCS has been vocal in his support of Respawn’s battle royale. He recently revealed his Apex Legends settings and spoke about a new character selection option he feels would benefit the game.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment / NICKMERCS

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Crazy Apex Legends trick sees Horizon’s Black Hole traveling across the map

A new Apex Legends trick has been discovered with Vantage that allows players to move Horizon’s Black Hole ability around the battlefield.

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Apex Legends players have found a brand-new trick with the Season 14 Legend Vantage which allows you to send Horizon’s Black Hole Ultimate flying.

Apex Legends Season 14 launched with a heap of new content and changes for players. An update as big as the seasonal patches in Apex Legends usually means new bugs and glitches, which players found during launch week as characters were given the wrong abilities.

While players get familiar with the new content, sometimes they find interesting exploits and ways to utilize certain in-game items to gain an advantage. This is exactly what players have done with Vantage, finding tricks and tips to best utilize her kit.

The latest trick with Vantage is actually also beneficial to Horizon, as it allows Vantage to move her Ulitmate Black Hole ability around at will.

Vantage is able to send Echo out at a 40-meter range to where she wishes. Of course, this is usually used to relocate, as Vantage can jump towards Echo. However, players have discovered that Echo can actually do more than this, including being able to carry Horizon’s Ultimate while flying around.

An Apex Legends player and content creator by the name of Deus Bass is the one responsible for this trick, finding a way to place Horizon’s Ultimate on top of Vantage’s bat companion, Echo.

Players will need to call the bat to Vantage’s feet and get their Horizon teammate to place the Ultimate on top of Echo.

If players coordinate this trick, it can do some serious work. Usually, it’s fairly easy to avoid Horizon’s Ultimate, as it only covers a small circular area. However, with this, Vantage can order Echo and subsequently the Black Hole wherever the enemies go.


For more on Apex Legends, check out everything we know about the Season 14 Collection Event.

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Apex Legends Season 14 Collection Event: Leaks, skins, LTMs, more

Apex Legends players will get a brand-new Collection Event in Season 14. Here are all the details we know so far including leaks.

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Apex Legends Season 14 will see a new Collection Event added during the season, bringing new content such as skins, LTMs, and a new Heirloom.

Apex Legends players will be gifted a brand-new Collection Event in Season 14, following the season’s successful launch and rise in popularity.

The Season 14 update brought a variety of changes and new content but Respawn Entertainment never stop there when it comes to a new season, as they provide players with plenty of events as well.

Every season players are gifted a new Collection Event, which offers new cosmetics and often a limited-time mode (LTM). With that said, here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 14 Collection Event, including the leaks.

While players are yet to receive any official information regarding Apex Legends Season 14’s Collection Event, there have been leaks that suggest the theme and reveal the potential cosmetics players can expect for the event, including the Heirloom.

Apex Legends Season 14 leaked Collection Event theme

Apex Legends leaker Kralindo revealed some details on the Season 14 Collection Event, showing off datamined cosmetics as well as naming the event “Hunter Predator.”

This is not the official name and is just a leak so take this with a grain of salt, but the Season 14 Collection Event could be predator-themed, which would work nicely with the season’s title, Hunted.

Other renowned leakers such as Thordan Smash are claiming that the official Season 14 Collection Event name could be “Beast of Prey.”

Either way, both of these names fit with the season’s theme, so it’s possible this is what the Season 14 Collection Event could be called.

Apex Legends Season 14 Collection Event possible Heirloom

Along with the standard 24 cosmetic items available during a Collection Event, a brand-new Heirloom will be available for those who complete the collection.

While there is no official information regarding what the Heirloom will be, one of the devs has hinted at it possibly being Loba’s turn to receive one.

For more information, check out our piece on the possible Loba Heirloom design.

Apex Legends Season 14 leaked Collection Event skins & cosmetics

So far, there have been leaks from Kralindo that show off a variety of Season 14’s “Hunter Predator” Collection Event cosmetics.

Kralindo has leaked Epic rarity skins for Gibraltar, the C.A.R SMG, Longbow, Hemlock, and Wingman. As well as this, the dataminer also revealed a variety of Apex Legends Season 14 Collection Event Charms and Banner Frames for Lifeline, Horizon, Loba, Valkyrie, and Fuse.

That’s currently all that is known about the Apex Legends Season 14 Collection Event. Remember to take this all with a pinch of salt as the information is leaked and subject to change if Respawn so wishes.

When there is official news regarding the Collection Event from Respawn we will be sure to update this piece so stay tuned.


For more, check out why Dr Disrespect believes Apex Legends isn’t close to dying out.

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Apex Legends players convinced dev teased Loba Heirloom is next

An Apex Legends developer may have teased which Legend will be receiving an Heirloom in the Season 14 update.

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Apex Legends players are convinced that a Respawn Entertainment dev is hinting that Loba is next in line for an Heirloom.

Apex Legends Season 14 is officially here, and while players are still getting to grips with Vantage and some of the changes made in the patch notes, many are looking forward to the next update.

A new season of Apex Legends means new events, which also means a brand-new Heirloom for one of the Legends without one. This season the new Level Cap increase means that all players have the chance to gain a free Heirloom, but which Legend will get theirs in Season 14?

In Season 13 we saw Valkyrie get her Suzaku, and it seems a dev has teased that Loba’s Heirloom is next in line.

Moy Parra, the Lead Animator for Apex Legends at Respawn Entertainment posted an intriguing gif and caption on August 13, which many believe is a major hint to who will be getting an Heirloom next.

The gif is of Loba, and the caption states that the Legend has been on the developer’s mind recently, perhaps suggesting that the devs have been working on the Heirloom, and maybe Moy has even been designing the animations for it.

Over on the Apex Legends subreddit, some have been highlighting this tweet, also believing that it could be a teaser for the “next heirloom.”

We’ll have to wait and see what the new Heirloom will be, but it’s not the first time we have heard rumors surrounding Loba’s, as leakers have previously suggested the design and release date of Loba’s Heirloom.

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