NICKMERCS explains the most important aspect of Apex Legends and it’s not the abilities
Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, popular Twitch streamer turned ALGS competitor, has explained why he thinks gun skills are more important than legend abilities in Apex Legends.
NICKMERCS’ recent transition from Twitch streamer to Apex Legends Global Series contender has been nothing short of spectacular, with the former Gears of War pro more than standing out among the top Apex players in the world.
He frequently shares tips for other players to get better at Apex Legends fast, encouraging players to play as fast as possible even if it means winnings won’t be guaranteed.
Now, in a June 9 YouTube video, NICKMERCS explained why he thinks gun proficiency is more important to players than legend abilities in Respawn’s battle royale.
While using Wraith, a number of viewers have commented that Nick isn’t actually committed to using his abilities in matches, despite the well-known strengths his Dimensional Rift Ultimate brings with him.
Explaining, Nick said he thinks the guns skill is the most important skill to master in Apex, with a full understanding of when and how to use secondary legend abilities.
“You barely use his kit?” ” he reads. “I mean, it’s true, I’m not going to argue that. That’s what I’m trying to tell you guys. The kit and the abilities and stuff like that is definitely important, but the most important thing I think in this game is just shooting your goddamn gun. Take the shootout. Many of us come from CoD, Gears of War, Halo – just shoot the man.
He continued: “People are caught up in the kits. That’s kind of what I’m saying. Fine, whereas if you have good firearms skills… put all your eggs in that basket and you’ll learn players over time. You just have to play.
It certainly lines up with his previous advice to play as aggressively as possible. Combine that with solid firearms skills and you’ll undoubtedly improve, though your complete knowledge of when and how to use Legends may lag slightly behind. After all, it worked for NICKMERCS.