The scoreboard was an important part of Vermintide 2 and the fact that it’s gone in Darktide is an awful decision. Why? Well it’s not because I want to see improvement in my gameplay or anything like that.
It’s for two reasons:
1: Seeing the number of fodder I killed or how much big number damage I did overall or just to bosses is an amazing feeling and I want it back.
2: I play with my friends and laughing at our numbers together was a big part of the fun in V2. Even when it was to laugh at one of us for having pathetic damage or kills compared to the rest of us. Is that toxic? No we’re friends, it’s what we do.
Though a big thing I don’t get is why was it taken out? Even if the argument is because they don’t want post-game toxicity then just have the scoreboard viewed only after the match is over. Have a ‘Previous game stats’ screen in your menu that shows your party or even just your own stats for that game. That way there would be zero ways to be toxic to anyone and everyone wins.
My enjoyment of this game is being decreased due to not having a scoreboard to see my stats. Bring it back.