Capcom Details Penalties And Beat-Down Process For Street Fighter V Rage Quitters

Rage quitters are one of the most despicable types of gamers on the planet. 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. In Street Fighter V, rage quitting has become an annoying problem with users on the losing end of a fight dropping out of bouts in order to avoid a loss on their record. Capcom previously promised to dole out severe punishment to rage quitters, and now we know exactly what that will entail.

Capcom said it will dock League Points from those it identifies as being rage quitters. That in turn will drop their Rank. If a player logs into their account and sees that their LP and Rank has dropped, Capcom says they can consider it a warning. Those accounts will be monitored, with "further action" taken if needed.

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Some might feel that docking League Points isn't all that severe, but if it ultimately serves as a deterrent, then mission accomplished. Perhaps just as importantly, Capcom isn't putting the burden of proof on honest gamers—it's not necessary to send in video proof of opponents rage quitting. Capcom says it's been working with its server team to put together a process to pinpoint users who are clearly abusing the system, and those are the ones Capcom will target initially.

"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 percent disconnect rate and their accounts sit far outside of the norm as compared to the majority of other players," Capcom explains.

The process has already begun. Capcom says it docked LP from around 30 players last week, and moving forward it will make a weekly sweeps based on accounts in its system that have abnormally high disconnect rates, especially when they occur towards the end of a match.

"While we don’t have an exact ETA on a permanent solution, we will let everyone know as soon as it is in place," Capcom added.