A forthcoming update for Street Fighter V will publicly shame and punish gamers who ‘rage quit’ fights before they can be defeated.
According to screenshots appearing on Neogaf, frequent quitters will have an icon placed next to their avatar for potential opponents to see before the fight.
The screenshot says League Points will also be docked and temporary matchmaking restrictions will be put in place.
“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,” the screenshot says.
If the update comes to pass, it’ll make Street Fighter V one of the first high profile games to actively go after those who seek to undermine the integrity of the online gaming experience.
Altogether now… “Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!”
Street Fighter V was launched earlier this year for PS4 and PC. Following some teething problems, we revisited this summer to award it a 9/10 score.
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