So to start, I should probably introduce myself, I go by Nightchill on some gaming platforms, and I am a big fan of the Vermntide franchise overall, and I am an avid Action RPG player, and MMORPGs. I would consider myself a rather good player in the games I play. I have roughly 200 hours in Vermintide 2, and I primary play Legend and Champion.
Coming from a games like Diablo or Path of Exile this concept might not be strange to you, but for others. It’s a different kind of Game mode, where you start completely from scratch every time a season starts. All your Heroes will start at level 1 again, and so will your Power level. This would make you put in additional hours into the game, and when a season ends, your items, dusts, levels beyond 30, unopened lootboxes, and cosmetics will carry over to the regular game mode. Getting all the heroes to 30 should award you with some Keep Decoration.
While Vermintide might not be that competitive for a lot of players, an introduction of a leader board in the terms of you will be competing with other players, outside of your team. You should be able to opt into the Leader board play, and it will be mostly played with Set affixes on the Heroic Deeds, so its fair game for everyone. Whoever complete the Heroic Deed fastest, gets the highest spot on the leader board. Tomes and Grimoires reduce the complete time, and deaths add time. The leader board system would play perfectly into the Seasonal Game mode, especially for its introduction. In terms of rewards I think, that should be up to FatShark to decide. Personally I think the Heroic Deeds when played for the Leader Board should have a guaranteed Generals/Emperors when you land in Top 50 on the leader board.
In terms of Difficulty, they will all be separate. Legend have one leader board, Champion have one, and so on.
To clarify, you won’t be competing within your team, and only with separate teams, as this is still an PvE game with the focus on Co-op. Nor do I want this game within the E-sport scene, I simply want some more friendly competition, and so the game lasts longer.
Cheers and keep slaying Rats and Chaos