Overwatch

Overwatch 2 Scoreboard Explained

The Overwatch 2 PvP Beta has debuted the game's brand-new Scoreboard screen.
The Overwatch 2 PvP Beta has debuted the game's brand-new Scoreboard screen. / Image courtesy of Blizzard

Wondering what happened to the Scoreboard screen in Overwatch 2? We've got you covered.

The days of the Fire and Medal systems appear to be numbered as the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta has debuted the upcoming game's brand-new Scoreboard screen. As such, here's a breakdown of the new Scoreboard in Overwatch 2.

In Overwatch 2, those who open the Scoreboard screen will now get a display of specific key statistics in real-time for all the players in the server, including Eliminations, Assists, Deaths, Damage and Healing.

As explained by Blizzard, this new layout is supposed to be one that "mirrors other competitive games and sports," as well as provide players with an "overall more accurate view of the game."

Of course, this also means that Overwatch's original, unorthodox Scoreboard — Fire and Medal systems and all — is long gone.

"Both systems are no longer as necessary with the new Scoreboard providing a more accurate and easier to read view of each player’s performance-related data," Blizzard's Overwatch 2 PvP Beta patch notes post reads. "We do plan on revisiting the Fire system in the future, as it can provide excitement and positive feedback around awesome plays made by you or your teammates. These changes are a work in progress, and we are looking forward to hearing what the community thinks about these updates!"

Of course, perhaps the key thing takeaway about all of this is that the new Scoreboard indeed could be something that could still be subject to change.

Nothing quite beat seeing a gold medal listed right next to the various key stats, however, this change could be for the better as it allows you to get a clear, exact understanding about how everyone in the game is doing.