- Twitch streamer Nickmercs hinted that he may not play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, possibly due to the game removing the NickMercs Bundle in response to his controversial comments on the LGBTQIA+ community.
- Despite his deep connection to the game and community, Nickmercs stated that he was okay with Call of Duty cutting ties with him because of his views, saying that they could agree to disagree.
- Many in the streaming community supported Nickmercs and expressed disappointment in how the situation was handled, highlighting his significant contribution to the game’s popularity and voicing their support with messages like “W for Nick.”
During a recent stream, renowned Twitch streamer Nickmercs hinted that he might steer clear of the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This potential decision comes just a few months after Call of Duty removed the NickMercs Bundle from both the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone stores.
For those unaware, in June, Nickmercs commented on a video of anti-LGBT protestors clashing with pro-LGBT demonstrators at a school board meeting discussing Pride Month recognition. He suggested that pro-LGBT advocates should ‘leave little children alone,’ causing online controversy. As a response, Call of Duty removed the NickMercs Bundle from the game. NickMercs clarified that he wasn’t targeting the LGBTQIA+ community but was concerned about his children’s education. He wanted to address these topics with his child personally, not through schools celebrating Pride month. NickMercs added that he wasn’t issuing an apology for his tweet nor deleting it but emphasized that he never intended to offend anyone.
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After Call of Duty‘s decision, many in the streaming community sided with Nickmercs, including prominent YouTuber DrDisrespect, who uninstalled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 during a live stream. During a recent stream, Nickmercs once again commented on Call of Duty cutting ties with him, stating that he was okay with it. He mentioned that if Call of Duty didn’t want to associate with him because of his views, he didn’t mind, and they could agree to disagree. Regarding whether he intended to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Nickmercs said he might not, despite his deep connection to the game and community.
Apart from that, FaZe Clan co-owner Nickmercs also expressed disappointment in how the situation was handled and how he was portrayed as a bad guy for his concerns about influencing young children with certain views, finding it all quite strange. In response to this clip, on platform X, many users voiced their support for Nickmercs. One user pointed out Nickmercs’ significant contribution to the game’s popularity, noting the high viewership he and Tim achieved on Twitch during the peak of Warzone on Modern Warfare 2019. Another user succinctly expressed their support with a message that read, “W for Nick.”
While only time will reveal Nickmercs’ decision regarding playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, it’s important to highlight that the game’s release date is rapidly approaching. There is now a plethora of information available about the game, including details about its campaign, core multiplayer mode, and the exciting Zombies mode. The recent release of the official multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 provided fans with a solid overview of maps, gameplay, and core mechanics.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches November 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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