If you’re unfamiliar with the type-lucky you!-a rage quitter is someone who suddenly and intentionally disconnects from an online match out of frustration. They’re players who disconnect from a match when it becomes clear that they’re going to lose.
Before, Capcom has encouraged Street Fighter V players to name and shame rage quitters on their own, but the company has announced today via Capcom Unity that it has begun directly punishing bad sportsmanship, by tracking a player’s rates of disconnect versus their win ratio and docking in-game points from their account.
If you are a Street Fighter 5 rage quitter, your League Points will either be deducted or reset entirely.
According to the company’s official post, if players log into their account and see that their LP and Rank has diminished significantly, then they can take that as a warning. There have been about 30 accounts warned of this practice as of this writing, and Capcom will closely monitor them and issue more punishments if need be.
Capcom has stated that this is not a permanent solution and they will only give this penalty to the players who rage quit frequently. To be more exact, the players who will be punished will be those who have discounted between 80 and 90 percent of their games, although they added that they don’t “want to start dishing out any punishments without clear proof”. Let us know in the comments section below.
Last week Capcom called upon the community to send in videos of Rage Quitting instances which allowed the team to cross reference with compiled data.
As a man who used to regularly win lunchtime Street Fighter 4 matches by spamming two buttons while playing as Blanka, I’m in no position to ride any sort of high horse over this matter.
The Japanese developer and publisher conveyed the information on its website where it also expressed that it will impose punishments for gamers with high disconnect rates (rage quitters).
Only the worst offenders in the system are being targeted now.