NICKMERCS Operator Bundle Gets Removed from Warzone 2.0 Following Pride Month Controversy

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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NICKMERCS operator bundle has been removed from Warzone 2.0 store following the creator’s controversial comment regarding Pride month.

Call of Duty Warzone became one of the biggest BRs worldwide following its release in 2020. The game has garnered a wider pool of audience and players, leading to many prominent content creators rising to the top.

NICKMERCS is one of the most prominent Warzone streamers. Following the game’s release, NICKMERCS has become the face of the game. His popularity led to IW introducing an operator bundle with a NICKMERCS operator along with his own customized blueprints and accessories.

NICKMERCS Bundle
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However, a recent controversy following his comment about Pride month resulted in Activision taking the bundle out of Warzone 2.0.

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NICKMERCS Operator Bundle Gets Removed from Warzone 2.0

The controversy started after Nickmercs commented on a post regarding pro-LGBT demonstrations outside Glendale school. The demonstration was in support of the school board recognizing Pride Month.

Nick replied to the post with a comment stating they should “leave little children alone.” The following comment sparked a controversy that NICKMERCS was not an LGBT ally, leaving many people furious.

After the comment flared controversy, Activision went on to remove the bundle from the Warzone 2.0 and MW2 in-game store. According to Activision, they have removed the bundle to show solidarity with their employees and community to celebrate pride month.

Nick’s comment left the community divided. While many content creators do not support Nick’s statement, creators like Dr Disrespect and Cloakzy have uninstalled Warzone 2.0 to show their support for NICKMERCS. Furthermore, Nick’s fans have shown their support for the content creator’s statement by creating their own hashtags.

While people are saying that they should live and let live, many are saying that people can have their own opinions that might not coincide with the “mainstream woke culture.” Nick has not made any further statement regarding his statement about the children and pride month.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.