Any players who leave too many Gears 5 multiplayer matches will be hit with a new punishment: a ban leading up to two years.
An official tweet went out from The Coalition Twitter account announced that players quitting matches were going to start getting suspended. Any player who got a suspension before that announcement will be unsuspended, but if they leave any more games, their punishment will be reinstated.
Quitters have been receiving month to year long suspensions for prior behavior.— The Coalition Studio (@CoalitionGears) October 10, 2019
This is how long you can be suspended for being a rampant quitter. Take heed.
Over the next few hours, impacted users will be un-suspended, but 1 quit away from suspension.
You have been warned.
Microsoft director of communications Dana Sissons announced that penalties for quitting are active a day before, with many players on social media complaining about being suspended from the game with no warning. Sissons then clarified that the players who were banned left a majority of their matches.
It’s not uncommon for online multiplayer matches in any game to be ruined by a person leaving, but punishing players who dip out early often is the right direction to go to create a fair game for everyone involved.