Overwatch game director, Jeff Kaplan has explained how the game’s development team is currently trialing adding assists to the game’s kill feed. It’s an attempt to make the efforts of players using heroes not focused on damage-dealing more apparent.
Speaking on an episode of the IGN UK Podcast (arriving in full on Friday), Kaplan – with reference to how it can sometimes be hard to tell when certain characters are contributing to an Overwatch team – explained:
“We’re experimenting with adding assists to the kill feed. It’s something we’ve wanted for a while, it’s something that players have talked about on the forums for a while.”
Kaplan has spoken before about the idea of adding assists, but went into much more detail about the possible feature. While the feature is still in development, the current design philosophy is to add assists for plays that don’t specifically centre around damage, but still benefit the team: