29 February 2016

Capcom Promises to Deal With Street Fighter V rage quitters

Capcom isn't happy to see Street Fighter V turned into streets of rage. Along with addressing rage quitters, the developer and publisher is tackling some matchmaking wrinkles. It may not all be rage, but the problem is still just as bad. Players have been closing matches early when they're losing to prevent a breakage in their winning streaks and also hold on to their League points. Basically, if a player quits an online game when it seems inevitable they'll lose, their win streak won't be affected and the hard-fought victory of their opponent will be stolen. 

Capcom released a blog post to confirm that it's aware of the issue of ragers and is working on a fix, though it's not ready to put a date on when it will be released.
 "Yes, we are well aware of the problem of players disconnecting before the match ends to retain their League Points and their win streaks," a post on the Capcom Unity blog reads. "Thanks to all of the players who have brought this to our attention. "We are working on a permanent solution to this problem, though we don’t have an exact date to share with you at the moment. That said, we are going to take direct action starting next week to punish those players who are abusing the system."

Whatever the fix is, it will be permanent, according to Capcom. But in the meantime, it's looking to swing the ban hammer at blatant abusers of the current system. Capcom implores players to record occurences of rage quitting (though they don't provide details on where to send those videos, presumably that will come later).