Capcom has fixed most of Street Fighter V‘s matchmaking woes–at least on the technical side. However, rage quitters are still a problem with the game, and Capcom has announced plans to address the issue. These players quit losing games in order to retain their rank, status, and win streaks and deny their opponents a win.
In the company’s latest status update on Capcom Unity, the developers stated their awareness of the rage quitter issue. The developers state that they intend to take direct action against rage quitters.
“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,” stated Capcom. “That said, we are going to take direct action starting next week to punish those players who are abusing the system.”
Players found repeatedly disconnecting will be punished, and the penalty for the worst offenders is said to be “severe.” We don’t know if they intend to ban these players from competing online, but it’s a likely implication.
“We will need the community’s help with this, and will follow up with more details next week, but over the weekend, please record every instance of rage quitting you encounter,” said the developers. “The best way to do this is to use the SHARE function on the PlayStation 4 after the match has concluded, though any video evidence will suffice (Twitch archives, local recordings etc.).”
Capcom says that the matchmaking system is now working as intended, so players should no longer have any difficulty connecting to others and finding games in either ranked or casual modes.