Street Fighter V is no exception to the inevitable online gaming world rule of rage quitting. If we’re all being honest, we’ve all done it. It’s easy to say you haven’t, say your level headed and don’t just “give up or bow out,” but it happens to the best of us. Capcom is taking things into its own hands this time around and cracking down on the rage quitting players of their newest competitive fighter.
In a blog post, Capcom cuts right to the chase to let the community know they will be taking action against early-match quitting in SFV:
We will be punishing players on a weekly basis who have extremely high disconnect rates coupled with unrealistic win rates.
To be clear, we are only targeting the worst offenders in our system, so if you have had a few instances of being disconnected during a match, you have nothing to worry about. The players who fit the criteria of what we would call a “Rage Quitter” typically have an 80-90% disconnect rate and their accounts sit far outside of the norm as compared to the majority of other players.
The post states that some Street Fighter V players have already seen their League Points and rank drop significantly over the last week, and that was just a warning. Players who are sent to their room for rage quitting may see a pretty steep decline in their ranks as Capcom makes sweeping changes and penalties on a weekly basis.
So far, there have been about 30 accounts targeted, but they also stated that not only will these be monitored over the coming weeks, but that number may grow.
Do you think this is a big enough impact or the right solution to rage quitting? Let us know!
David is a lover of all things nerdy & geeky! (Nerd IS the new cool after all!)
From the wee age of 6 he made his way to a Canadian Tire, purchased a SNES for $200 in in-store credit money (Canadian Tire money for Canadians out there), and hasn’t looked back!
He loves the classics like Donkey Kong, Mario, and Roller Coaster Tycoon, but is deep into the new age of gaming with Heroes of the Storm, Apex Legends, and indies like Thomas Was Alone, and Mark of the Ninja.