every situation is different, tbh. Some games you’ll see some dude just going for kills and kills only, and so if there was a death count, that would just further his motivation to use modes like KOTH to farm kills and points and just ignore the objective altogether. Getting a lot of kills is important in any game mode, but no matter what, a kill is going to be helpful in KOTH.
I can empathize with someone who says they’re doing “amazing” but are dead most of the match, but I just wouldn’t state it that way. I myself prioritize the objective over everything else, so I get plenty of deaths. The key is to make every death count.
Did you kill or damage a player on the other team using a power weapon?
Did you “break” the hill?
Did you at least down a person before you died?
These are the main reasons people lose in KOTH. While most players are focused on just killing one person at a time, they’re not focused on every other part of the game that is also important. I’ve had players message me that I’m trash or whatever, yet I have the most points with the least downs and kills simply because I play the objective and assist other players in the ways I just listed.
a death counter is not going to change anything in KOTH. In every game that has KOTH, death count is one of the least relevant statistics. I’ve had KOTH games in Halo 3 where my team and I died over 30 each times yet our team still won because we played the objective better.