At some point, we’ve all let our frustrations get the better of us and rage-quit a game. Whether it’s playing Mario Kart with your little brother, or Smash Bros. with your cousin who you know cheats, it’s almost unavoidable. In the era of online gaming, where quitting a match is just a few clicks away, rage-quitters have become exceptionally prevalent. No longer does the offended competitor need to chuck a controller and storm out of their aunt’s basement to make a point. Although, to be fair, those things often do still accompany the act.

Like most competitive games, Dragon Ball FighterZ has had its share of issues with rage-quitters. According to a report by Silliconera, it appears that Bandai-Namco is fed up with the issue and has decided to severely punish repeat offenders. As of today, when players boot up the game, they’re greeted by the following message:

 

“Thank you to all Dragon Ball FighterZ players.

We will now be imposing restrictions on players who deliberately disconnect during online matches. These players will be restricted from entering online lobbies for a set period of time (about 1 week).

(During this restricted period, players will still be able to play the game in the offline lobby.)

If you are unintentionally disconnecting several times, please check your internet connection settings.

If a player is found to be repeatedly engaging in the above behavior, the restrictions mentioned above may become permanent for that player.

We will continue to do what we can to ensure all players have an enjoyable experience with the game.”

 

It’s always nice to see game devs throw down the gauntlet on those who muddy the online experience for others. Here’s hoping this change will result in more Final Kamehamehas and less Bluff Kamehamehas!

 

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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.

Marcus Ramirez