A Guardian from the Destiny 2 community has created a mockup of a long-requested feature for the game, leaderboard and statistic screens.
The Guardian in question, Reddit user wsscrows, made these mockups because they really want to see a feature like them implemented in Destiny 2. I don’t blame them, I’d love to see something similar put into the game myself. In fact I think this has been a fan request since the early days of Destiny 1, but it’s been buried by other requests for so long that I’ve not seen anything about it until now.
Check out the screens below and read on for more details. The first one is a mockup of a statistics screen, and the second one is a mockup of a leaderboard screen.
As wsscrows points out, we know that Bungie tracks everything Guardians do in Destiny 2. This is how websites such as DestinyTracker and Guardian.GG are able to work, as well as the code that pull Bounties and activities each week for the reset posts on Reddit. This is great, because it’s a goldmine of information for us to use for all sorts of reasons. However, there’s very little of this information being used in Destiny 2 itself, which is a shame considering how much could be done with it.
The suggestion from wsscrows is that not only could we have personal statistic screens, but we could also have leaderboards for the global community, clans, friends, or even just the other two random Guardians you dropped into your most recent Strike with. I think this would be far more appealing than the current activity end screens, and certainly better looking.
While I think being able to track your fastest time through an activity is brilliant, not least because it gives you bragging rights over others, these screens could also be used to Bungie’s detriment. For example, if we can track how many times we’ve run an activity, and know that we haven’t got the activity-specific reward yet, then we can point out to Bungie how bad the loot drop rates are. Loot drop rates have been a huge issue for Anthem, and the community being able to work them out has hurt the game more than anything. For scenarios like this, I can understand why Bungie doesn’t include these sorts of screens in Destiny 2.
I do think that wsscrows has a valid point however. With all of this data available, it would be nice to see a bit more of it in the game. Something that allows you to see how many Gambit matches you’ve completed, with a reward for a certain number, is information that’s easily available. Bungie would need to put a lot of work in to make these sorts of screens function properly though, and with Shadowkeep, Season of the Undying, and Destiny 2 New Light on the way on October 1st, I think they have enough to worry about right now. But after that, Bungie should definitely make some steps towards giving us a way to view this tracked information in-game.
Let us know if you want to see leaderboards and statistics in-game in Destiny 2 in the comments.