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Street Fighter 5 rage-quitters get named and shamed in next update

Quit too often and get a badge of dishonor

Zangief in Street Fighter 5 Capcom
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Street Fighter 5 rage-quitters are due for a public shaming in the game's next update, according to observant fans who mined the newest version for information.

As noticed by NeoGAF, a new test branch for the PC version of Street Fighter 5 went up on Steam and fans plundered it for information before it could be pulled back. Among the discoveries: Players who quit in-progress matches too often are going to get a badge noting that.

"Special icons will be displayed on the Fighter Profiles of players who frequently disconnect, as well as those who never do, making it easier for players with the same icon to battle against each other," say the notes.

Consider this a Scarlet Q.

Rage-quitting has been an issue since the flagship fighting game's launch back in February. Street Fighter 5 launched without any way of penalizing sore losers who quit a match once it became apparent they'd get their ass kicked.

Updates in April and then in August scaled up the reputational penalties for poor sportsmanship. Among them were a 24-hour lockout from multiplayer for those who rage-quit three times in a two-hour span.