FaZe Clan member and popular Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed the one thing he misses most about the old Fortnite.
Already a popular streamer before Fortnite, Nick, like many others, skyrocketed when Epic Games’ battle royale title grew, and became dominant on one particular area of the original map.
Tilted Towers was the epitome of a hot-drop – often you would find a large portion of the lobby floating in, and if you were a good player it meant easy kills and great loot to set you on your way, and NICKMERCS took advantage of it every time he dropped in.
So, it’s no surprise that Nick is now missing Tilted Towers, a place where some of his best stream and tournament moments came, and he’s explained why he misses it in his February 12 stream.
"I was watching some of my old YouTube videos and I was like, bro, I miss Tilted,” he said. “I miss Tilted so bad. I hate that I can’t drop there. It made the game so much more fun.”
Sounding somewhat sad about the loss of his old hunting ground, he tells his viewers that Tilted was “so lit” and that he “misses it more than anything.”
If you didn’t know any better, you would think Nick was talking about a lost love, but he continued in a similar vein afterward, responding to people who claimed not to like the popular point of interest.
“If you hated Tilted, you’re just a bot,” he explained. “Let’s get that out of the way right now. If you hated Tilted, it’s because you got farmed up.”
He went a little further with this explanation, telling his viewers that when you’re having a conversation with a large group of people about a game, there’s “only so many of them that are actually good.” He then goes on to say that although he loves his viewers, they’re “probably big booty at Fortnite.”
While making a joke, there is an element of truth in what Nick said. You had to be a talented player to get in to Tilted Towers and perform well, the constant action making sure every player was at risk of being eliminated from any direction at any time.
You can never rule anything out with Fortnite, so we may still see Tilted Towers return yet, but for now, players like Nick will have to find their quick kills and loot elsewhere.