SypherPK explains why he's swapping Fortnite for Warzone on stream - Dexerto

SypherPK explains why he’s swapping Fortnite for Warzone on stream

Published: 25/Jul/2020 16:28

by Connor Bennett


Popular streamer and content creator Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has revealed that he’ll no longer be focusing on Fortnite full-time and will be trying his hand at Warzone. 

As Fortnite’s battle royale mode exploded in popularity, a number of streamers were propelled up the charts on Twitch, YouTuber, and other forms of social media. These include folks like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo.

Even though Epic Games’ battle royale is still going strong, players have stepped away. Ninja, when he streams, splits time between Fortnite, Warzone, and Valorant, while Lupo can be found on Escape from Tarkov.

SypherPK had been one of the last Fortnite-only content creators around, but he is finally shedding that tag by making Call of Duty: Warzone his “main focus.”

Instagram: sypherpk
Sypher is one of the top YouTubers to not stop uploading Fortnite content.

On July 24, the popular streamer revealed that while he will still be making Fortnite videos for YouTube and playing the game, he will also be extending his reach elsewhere. Mainly, with Warzone. 

“I’ve been thinking about this a ton but starting tomorrow my main focus on stream is going to be Warzone,” Sypher tweeted, confirming that Fortnite will still factor into his content. 

However, that will be “minimal” as the wait for cars to be released goes on. 

Fellow streamers like Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff chimed in and praised Sypher for making the move that has proven to be so successful for themselves. 

However, others flooded his replies and claimed that he might be making a mistake. Though, some pointed to the fact that at least content-wise, Fortnite is a little dry right now and needs an injection of something new to keep content creators going. 

Whether or not the move is the right one for Sypher remains to be seen, but, he clearly isn’t packing his bags and turning his back on Fortnite for good.

Once Epic starts rolling out bigger updates than just the gradual map changes that they’re currently focused on, Fortnite should see plenty of content creators like Sypher make a return. 

Though, it might be hard to keep them around if they start making inroads elsewhere.

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NICKMERCS reveals big change to make Mac 10 Warzone loadout even more OP

Published: 18/Jan/2021 14:32

by Jacob Hale


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is one of the biggest names in Warzone right now, and his Mac 10 loadout is imitated across Verdansk — but he’s made a pretty big change to it.

Since Warzone and Black Ops Cold War integrated with one another in December, the Mac 10 has quickly become a go-to weapon in Warzone, an easy-to-control SMG that really packs a punch.

Pair it with a top ranged weapon such as the DMR, CR-56 AMAX, or Kar98k and you’ve got a loadout that is perfectly suited to battle royale.

NICKMERCS’ Mac 10 loadout has become the standard for the weapon, but he’s now made a big change to it, and you can bet this will catch on sooner rather than later.

The Mac 10 is a formidable force in Verdansk.

NICKMERCS new Mac 10 loadout

NICKMERCS has kept his Mac 10 almost exactly the same as what it was before, barring one major change: the Ammunition used.

“I swapped out the Drum Mag for the Fast Mag,” he revealed in his January 17 YouTube upload. “You know, to add a little extra speed.”

The Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag offers the same increased clip size but with an even faster reload speed than the STANAG 53 Rnd Drum. It does reduce the ADS time further than the STANAG, but as Nick says, it lets him play even faster than usual. This will be especially helpful when taking on multiple enemies in a short time span, making sure the likelihood of dying while reloading is minimal.

Elsewhere, all of the other attachments are exactly the same. Here’s a rundown of what he uses:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 5.3” Extended
  • Stock: Wire Stock
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag

Most players would probably also opt for the Agency Suppressor rather than the Muzzle Brake on the Mac 10, but it’s clearly working out for Nick.

We would recommend trying out the Fast Mag Nick uses, especially in team games rather than just solos, but whether this impacts the meta at all remains to be seen.