Bad news for all you rage quitters out there, Capcom is ready to start punishing you…
Losing a match? Lag? Controller not working? “I totally hit him first”? It doesn’t matter, you can take your excuses and shove ’em, because Capcom is tired of that nonsense. Rage Quitting has been a real problem in Street Fighter V (among other things…), and a new leaked screenshot shows how Capcom plans to address that.
“Penalties will be incurred for disconnecting during a network match, including LP reduction and temporary matchmaking restrictions,” the screenshot reads. “Also, special icons will be displayed on the Fighter Profiles of players who frequently disconnect, as well as those who never do, making it easier for players with the same icon to battle against each other.”
It’s unclear exactly how they will differentiate between a rage-quit and an honest disconnection, but even legitimate disconnects can earn you the shameful emblem. Presumably, they’ll look for patterns. If you’re constantly disconnecting during games you’re losing, chances are that’ll raise more red flags than if you disconnect when you’re ahead in the fight.
In any case, even if someone’s a great player who never rage quits, but has a terrible connection, that’s someone you’ll be happy to avoid playing with.
Not only will players be matched-up less favorably if they’re serial rage-quitters, but they’ll also lose some currency. It says that the matchmaking penalties are just temporary, so this isn’t a life-sentence, they’re hoping rage quitters will learn their lessons and become reformed.
What do you think about this decision? Are you confident in Capcom’s ability to distinguish a rage quit from a normal disconnection, and should it even make a difference either way?
There’s speculation that this could really shake things up on the leader-boards, as some of the highest ranked players have been accused of using disconnections to their advantage.
Here’s how the internet has been reacting so far:
“Haha, a special icon is a good idea other games should implement. A permanent stain of dishonour and humiliation should be ample to deter many from rage quits.” – Skeram from PCGamer
“Don’t they already feel shame for playing SFV?” via IGN comments
“If you disconnect often, you shouldn’t be playing online. Of course a few dc’s will be pardoned” – MrApox from reddit