'Street Fighter' rage quitters will face dropped ranks and lost points by Capcom

W Capcom is out to get the rage-quitters by punishing them for their cheating ways in Street Fighter 5, which has been a problem since the game’s launch on Feb. 16.

Capcom says it is identifying players with 80 – 90 percent discount rates and “unrealistic win rates,” and sanctioning them in the Street Fighter 5 ranking system. About 30 have had League Points docked so far, Capcom have said. This is in an attempt to punish the cheats who disconnect once it is clear that they are going to lose, and are then able to keep their winning percentage artificially high.

“Since last week, we’ve received a ton of videos… which we’ve been able to cross reference with our data and put together a clear picture as to which players are abusing the system,” a community manager said.

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This penalty is only a short-term approach, and Capcom have said it is still investigating a permanent solution to discourage and sanction rage-quitting and, generally, behaving like complete jerks in Street Fighter 5.

“To be clear, we are only targeting the worst offenders in our system,” the manager said. “So if you have had a few instances of being disconnected during a match, you have nothing to worry about.”

Capcom added that it would have more to share about Street Fighter 5‘s March update with a “major news drop” in the coming week.

Below are some rage quitter videos, to show just how annoying it can be…