Thursday 23 November 2017

Street Fighter V starts punishing rage quitters

Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V

Mark O'Beirne

Capcom has started doling out punishments to Street Fighter V players who thought that they could disconnect to keep their win percentage up.

Losing isn’t fun, but neither is having a victory snatched away from you at the last second because your opponent quits. That’s why Capcom is introducing measures to deter people from rage quitting in online ranked matches.

Capcom is docking League Points from players who rage quit. The punishment is actually being applied retrospectively with the worst offenders being docked points that they have accumulated. Thirty players have been hit so far, and Capcom noted in a blog post that those who see that their LP and Rank has dropped significantly can “consider this a warning.”

The developer has started the process of identifying players with incredibly high disconnection rates coupled with high win rates. It’s initially targeting players with disconnect rates as high as 90%.

Capcom said that it will be doing a weekly sweep of accounts in its system with high disconnect rates from now on and will reset their League Points. A more permanent solution is to be put in place, but it’s unclear when that will be implemented.

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