Star Warzone streamer Aydan Conrad has vowed to leave the popular Call of Duty battle royale behind until “something changes”, ditching the game in which he earned over $300,000 to join the growing exodus from Apex Legends.
Aydan, like many Warzone stars of late, has struggled with Call of Duty’s battle royale and its controversial changes to the Pacific, including the Caldera map.
For the 22-year-old Twitch streamer, Warzone is reaching a point of no return. During Caldera’s long-term and rather lackluster launch, Aydan said he might “quit Warzone completely” because of the tropical changes, and now he’s delivered that threat, moving to rival franchise Apex Legends.
As he left, he also gave up a huge Warzone wish.
“Today is the first day I haven’t played Warzone,” he said. “It’s going to be hard and it hurts the feelings, but this game sucks. [It] needs to be changed before reassembling.
Today is the first day that I won’t be playing Warzone. It’s going to be hard for sure and it hurts the feel, but this game sucks and needs a few changes before I start again.
Silver 1 at Apex, goal is to reach Platinum tonight! 😆
— NYSL Aydan (@aydan) December 29, 2021
The Twitch star has been toying with the idea of ditching Warzone for Apex Legends for weeks now, prompted in part by the sad state of CoD’s battle royale, and the success the NICKMERCS star has found with a similar move.
Aydan said he was “losing his passion for Warzone and Call of Duty”, and after trying out Apex Legends he said he was “refreshing as f**k” compared to his rivals.
Despite this, it is not yet fully sold either.
“I’m not in love with Apex yet, I can tell,” the Warzone star explained while playing Respawn’s battle royale in his December 29 stream. “[The problem is] I can’t play it for eight hours straight yet. I can only play three or four hours straight, [but] I love ranked mode so much.
“If there was no ranked mode, I wouldn’t be playing this game,” he added, “but Apex Legends’ ranked mode is so good. Having something to work on is key. .
Apex Legends isn’t the first rival battle royale to catch Aydan’s eye as he searches for a “refreshing” game to play instead of Warzone in 2022 either.
The 22-year-old fell back into the Fortnite old flame before Christmas, saying he was “embarrassed to be a call of duty player” at present. He repeatedly suggested that he would play professional leagues in Epic Games title soon too, with the next Cash Cup on January 10.
And Aydan clarified that, even if Apex or Fortnite wins his heart, he won’t rule out a Warzone return either: “I don’t think I will, not yet, but we’ll see.”