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NICKMERCS on why he isn’t worried about DMR nerf not being strong enough in Warzone

The DMR controversy continues and NICKMERCS offers his thoughts on why he isn’t worried about the DMR nerf not being strong enough in Warzone.

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After endless complaints about the DMR being overpowered in Warzone, it was finally nerfed several days ago. However, the update hasn’t negatively impacted the DMR like people had hoped it would, but NICKMERCS isn’t worried about how weak the nerf is.

It seems you can’t have a conversation about Call of Duty‘s Warzone mode without those three letters creeping their way into the discussion – DMR. The Tactical Rifle has become the go-to weapon of choice for just about anyone that wants to win a game of Battle Royale.

But its abundance of firepower and accuracy with next-to-no negatives to compensate this has left a sour taste in the Warzone community. The recent nerf of the DMR – and several other key weapons – was supposed to restore some order and readjust the balance.

But the nerf hasn’t been that effective and people are still abusing the DMR at will. Although people are being very vocal about the state of the weapon and the game, leading CoD personality NICKMERCS isn’t too worried about it.

NICKMERCS not worried about Warzone’s DMR nerf

As one of the beneficiaries of the DMR’s overpowered qualities, NICKMERCS has been quite vocal about his displeasure of the gun saying that “DMRzone is getting crazy, we’re sick of it, I’m sick of it, nobody wants to do it anymore, it hurts, it’s pain, we’re done.”

Whilst he does choose to use it and get kills, he can pretty much get wins with any gun that he wants. Every player in the lobby using the same gun naturally gets repetitive and makes for predictable and boring games of Warzone.

But NICKMERCS is more positive about the situation saying “here’s the good news, when a gun takes over Warzone and it gets a nerf, and it doesn’t do much, history shows another nerf is coming and this one is 100% into the ground.”

Clearly not concerned with the DMR’s current state of affairs, he believes that the DMR’s second nerf could well be the end for the gun as a META, even going as far as to say “this video is like saying goodbye to the DMR.” He says that he’s done with the gun and wants to move onto something else.

The Diamattis and the MAC-10 have also received nerfs in the recent update, meaning that the door could be open for either an old favorite to return or perhaps a new one to become the king.

In any case, the reception to the DMR nerf has been heard loud and clear as the Warzone devs have even managed to respond to complaints. Another nerf will probably be here before you know it and the DMR will be relegated to nothing more than a memento of what once was.

Image credits: Activision Blizzard, NICKMERCS

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How to earn CDL 2022 Major 4 viewership rewards for Vanguard & Warzone

Here’s how you earn Vanguard and Warzone Weapon Blueprints and more by watching the Call of Duty League Major 4 qualifiers and Champs.

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Vanguard and Warzone players can unlock unique cosmetics just by watching the Call of Duty League 2022 Season, so here’s how to connect your account and unlock Weapon Camos, Calling Cards, XP, and more.

As is traditional, the Call of Duty League 2022 season provides Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard players with the opportunity to earn some unique in-game rewards simply by watching the matches.

Following Seattle Surge’s victory over Atlanta FaZe at Major 3, June 24 marks the start of Major 4. Let’s go over how you can earn Major 4 rewards such as a BAR Weapon Blueprint, Calling Cards, Emblems, and XP Tokens for watching CDL 2022 matches.

How to earn CDL Major 4 viewership rewards

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If you want to earn CDL 2022 viewership rewards in Vanguard and Warzone then all you need to do is connect your Activision account to YouTube and watch the CDL Major 4 Qualifiers, bracket, and Champs weekend.

The Call of Duty League can either be watched on YouTube or the CoD Companion app, so here’s how to link your Activision account on PC and mobile:

  1. Open YouTube.com or the YouTube app
  2. Select your profile photo and hit Settings
  3. Click on Connected Apps
  4. Locate Activision and hit Connect
  5. Sign in to your Activision account

Then, simply watch the Call of Duty League 2022 season through either YouTube or the CoD Companion app, and you can earn all of the free rewards on offer.

CDL Major 4 viewership rewards for Vanguard & Warzone

CDL Major 4 Qualifiers & Bracket rewards

Vanguard double xp tokens

Players can earn a ton of Double XP and Double Weapon XP by watching live matches throughout the CDL 2022 season.

There will be sixteen 30 Minute Double XP tokens up for grabs in the Major 3 Qualifiers and Bracket, with a new level reached for every hour of watch time. Players will earn a regular XP and Double Weapon XP alternating for each hour watched.

  • 1 Hour: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 2 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 3 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 4 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 5 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 6 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 7 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 8 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 9 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 10 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 11 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 12 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 13 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 14 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 15 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 16 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token

With four hours of Double XP to be gained, you’ll find leveling up your weapons much easier across Vanguard and Warzone.

CDL Major 4 rewards

CDL Major 4 viewership rewards

Vanguard and Warzone players can also earn rewards such as Calling Cards, Emblems, and an exclusive Cooper Carbine Blueprint for watching at least half an hour of July Major 4 Champs weekend hosted by New York Subliners.

Here are the CDL 2022 Major 4 rewards and their requirements:

  • Thursday, July 14
    • A Cup of Joe Emblem (1 Hour)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)
  • Friday, July 15
    • Give Me Liberty Emblem (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • Just a Scratch Calling Card (2 Hours)
  • Saturday, July 16
    • Stand Clear Calling Card (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • Tactical Sprint NYC Calling Card (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)
  • Sunday, July 17
    • CDL Phantom Emblem (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (45 Minutes)
    • Collecting Fare BAR Blueprint (1 Hour)
    • Let’s Go!!! Calling Card (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)

For more, you can check out the secret Automaton buff, as well as why the BAR is the most underrated AR in Warzone Season 3.

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When is Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded? Terminator crossover, Vargo-S, new modes

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded update, including the expected release date and content.

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Warzone Pacific Season 4 is here, bringing new weapons, Fortune’s Keep, and major Caldera updates. But there’s still more to come, so here’s everything confirmed for the Warzone Pacific Season 4 mid-season update, as well as its expected release date.

Every season, Call of Duty introduces another major update halfway through the season called ‘Reloaded.’ This usually brings a new weapon, new game modes, and major quality of life updates. Season 4 is no different, with the devs gearing up to add a new crossover, modes, and more in the mid-season update.

Here’s everything we know about the Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded update, including when we expect it to arrive.

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Expected Warzone Season 4 Reloaded release date

While Raven Software haven’t revealed when Warzone Season 4 Reloaded will arrive, we expect it to arrive in the week beginning July 25, as this is halfway through Season 4.

This is only the expected date, so we’ll be sure to confirm once Raven Software or Sledgehammer games confirm the official release date.

Terminator crossover in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded

T-1000 Terminator in Warzone and Vanguard

After teasing a Terminator crossover in Warzone, the Season 4 Battle Pass announcement confirmed that the T-800 and T-1000 Terminators will arrive as Store Bundles in the mid-Season update.

The T-800 is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic Terminator played and the T-1000 is the shapeshifting android from T2 who most often appears as a cop played by Robert Patrick. Not much else is known about these bundles, with the devs confirming we’ll know more about them later in Season 4.

Vargo-S arrives in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded

Vargo-S Assault Rifle in Warzone and Vanguard

Warzone’s Season 4 update added the Marco 5 SMG and UGM-8 LMG, but the Vargo-S Assault Rifle is set to arrive later in the season. Similar to the H4 Blixen and Armaguerra 43 arriving in mid-season updates, we expect the Vargo-S to arrive in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

The Vargo-S is set to be an early prototype of Cold War’s Vargo 52, and the devs have said it offers a “high-fire rate, steady aim through sustained fire, and a quick reload.”

New game modes in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded

Armored SUV in Warzone Titanium Trials

Alongside the Terminator skins and a new Assault Rifle, Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded will also bring the Titanium Trials: Endurance and the Rebirth of the Dead mode.

Titanium Trials is set to be “an updated version of the highly-competitive Iron Trials,” and Rebirth of the Dead should bring Zombies to Rebirth Island. We should know much more about the new modes in the run-up to Season 4 Reloaded.


For more on Warzone Season 4, be sure to check out how to summon a Zombie on Fortune’s Keep, as well as the best landing spots.

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NICKMERCS loves the new Fortune’s Keep Warzone map and explains why

NICKMERCS has shared his opinion on the brand-new Warzone Season 4 map, Fortune’s Keep, stating that he loves it, as well as explaining why.

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While NICKMERCS has been off Warzone for some time now, the popular streamer returned to try out the new map Fortune’s Keep, which he said he loves.

Warzone Season 4 introduced a brand-new map to entice players to hop on and explore. While some players’ initial thoughts have been slightly negative, perhaps because they’re missing Rebirth Island, NICKMERCS has expressed a positive opinion regarding the map.

In a recent stream, NICKMERCS explained why he likes the new map, and what kind of player would like Fortune’s Keep.

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NICKMERCS left Warzone for Apex Legends, becoming addicted to the ranked mode grind that Respawn’s battle royale has to offer.

Despite continuing to enjoy Apex over Warzone, NICKMERCS returned to Call of Duty’s battle royale for the Season 4 update, intrigued by the new map Fortune’s Keep.

NICKMERCS has been pretty open about his feelings towards Warzone and Caldera, sharing similar opinions to Dr Disrespect. Having said that, NICKMERCS seems to be enjoying Fortune’s Keep, as while playing it on June 22 he said “I really like the map, yeah a lot.”

NICKMERCS went on to say, “I love the map…what can’t you like? It’s kind of more dynamic than the old one…there’s a cave, there’s a lot more towns and stuff.”

The popular streamer is clearly enjoying the map design for Fortune’s Keep, especially the variation in the POIs and elevation throughout the map.

NICKMERCS even feels that the map is perfectly suited to those who like to play fast: “If you’re like a speed runner, like if you play super quick man, oh my god…parkour on this thing man.”


Perhaps this will draw NICKMERCS back in, or maybe the ranked mode on Apex Legends is still a priority for the streamer. Either way, like other CoD fans, NICKMERCS will likely be looking forward to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

Image Credits: Activision / NICKMERCS

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