'Street Fighter 5' Release Date, News & Update: Leak Indicates New Update will Feature Public Shaming for Rage Quitters

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Dec 18, 2016 08:05 PM EST
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Let's admit it, there are some games that can be very frustrating to play. But for those who think that of "Street Fighter 5," you might want to reconsider before you become a rage quitter. The news and update surrounding the game now is that a leak indicates new update will feature public shaming for rage quitters.

The news comes via Polygon, which reports that some "Street Fighter 5" fans have gone through the files of the new test branch of the game's PC version on Steam. Their findings? Amusing new icons that are to be displayed on the Fighter Profile of gamers who all too often disconnect or to put simply, are rage quitters.

According to the notes on the test branch of "Street Fighter 5," these "special icons" will make it even more easier for gamers to identify other players who are either rage quitters or not, and then engage with them. This may be one way that Capcom is dealing with rage quitters in "Street Fighter 5."

Gamespot reports that the rage quitter will get a death's head icon on their profile for rage quitting, while his or her opponent will get a shield for not quitting. Rage quitting has been an issue in "Street Fighter 5" since it debuted earlier this year, and Capcom is finally addressing the issue through these amusing new badges.

The tutorial tooltip in the new update for "Street Fighter 5" also indicates that there will be penalties for rage quitters. These penalties include a deduction in League Points (LP), and temporary matchmaking restrictions. We don't have word yet on what exactly the matchmaking restrictions are, so you'll have to come back to us on that.

What do you think about the new badges for "Street Fighter 5?" Watch the video below and don't forget to leave a comment about the new update that features public shaming for rage quitters.

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