'Street Fighter V' Season 2 Updates, New Rage Quit Penalties And More

By Michael Augustin , Updated Dec 19, 2016 12:57 PM EST
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Ever since its launch, "Street Fighter V" has encountered a lot of setbacks and server problems. While most of these problems have been resolved through countless updates, one the most annoying issues still persists and fans have made their voices heard. Capcom has apparently listened to its fans and previously implemented some penalties for violators, but it appears that they want to take it a step further.

Capcom is taking a step in the right direction by listening to its fan's feedback. "Street Fighter V" is ideally played offline to ensure that there is no lag or input delays, but its online aspect also makes it a good training ground for players who want to become better. Some professional players even haunt the online scene to also play against top players. Rage quitters are one of the biggest sources of frustration for gamers. Capcom will reportedly start assigning a badge to identify players who regularly drop their matches, according to Engadget.

Those players who apparently stay and finish their online matches also get another badge, which identifies them to other players as a good candidate for matchmaking. The latest "Street Fighter V" Season 2 PC beta test had a lot of other new features including the option to change the background music during matches. A screenshot was taken to show players what the badges look like if players complete online matches or disconnect halfway.

In the previous builds of "Street Fighter V," players who rage quit did not incur any penalties. This led to some players who went up the ranking ladders due to their accumulated League Points (LP). Capcom started asking players to report these incidents and eventually caught some violators who were quickly demoted back to Bronze rank. They also applied a 24-hour ban from online matches and a 1000LP deduction for the culprit.

The "Street Fighter V" Season 2 update is expected to drop on Dec 20. According to Gamenguide the update will include Akuma and the reported balance changes. Capcom also announced the availability of the pre-orders for the new Season Pass.

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