Sometimes, the simplest things in video games can bring us joy. A visual item or model, a soundtrack that makes us excited, a favorite segment of gameplay, or the stats that show how we are doing in the game. Stats are in many ways a part of video gaming, because they are a record of what we do and how we do it. Some don’t care about it of course, but there are those who love seeing their stats because they’re curious about how the game has gone for them. Now, certain Overwatch players want stats to be introduced to one of the games modes.
This request got started off by Battle.net user DinyTick, who stated that though there are some stat calculations in Overwatch, mainly for battles against A.I., there isn’t any for Arcade Mode:
“Personally, I like to know how many hours I have on certain characters, and my win rates, etc., in competitive and quick play.”
For those who don’t know, the Arcade Mode in Overwatch is where players can jump in and have random game mode battles on different maps. A lot of players use it to get Lootboxes, as that’s the reward for winning many games. This is a request that plenty of other players can get behind.
Some think that the stats would just be fun to see, and to check them occasionally to figure out how they’re doing. Others want them to help discern their progress with other characters they use to see if they need to train with them more.
Eventually, Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan popped in and decided to say something:
“We would like to add Arcade stats as well as a “Total” stats section to the career profile.”
How about that? A complete stats section. How does that sound?