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Splatoon 2 May Ban Repeat Quitters From Online Multiplayer

You may get a warning or two if your internet is wonky, but Nintendo is watching for suspicious activity.


Rage quitters are a blight on online gaming, and pejorative penalties for said individuals are welcome. If a screenshot from the Splatoon 2 beta is accurate, Nintendo pans to keep a close eye on possible cretins that regularly drop early.

Splatoon 2 held its beta this past weekend and players that left early from matches, either through disconnects or actual rage quits were greeted with a rather stern warning (via The Escapist):

The wording makes it sound like you will get a pass a few times before Nintendo would actually drop the banhammer on an account, but the good news is that the company is watching online play and want to ensure a good experience for everyone to eliminate poor sportsmanship.

Splatoon 2 is coming out on July 21 for the Nintendo Switch, and will offer a SplatNet app to track online stats. You have to wonder if it will actually track dropped games. Check out the Splatoon 2 single-player campaign that we saw while at E3.

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    July 17, 2017 11:20 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Splatoon 2 May Ban Repeat Quitters From Online Multiplayer

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      July 17, 2017 11:24 AM

      I got that when I had to quit because the stupid game got stuck in map mode, literally couldn't turn it off. Then resetting the game my character was stuck looking straight down on the starting pad as if I was looking at the map but it wasn't up. Had to reboot the system to get it working again but it popped up twice because of bullshit I couldn't do anything about.

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      July 17, 2017 11:55 AM

      I haven't really had any trouble with this in Splatoon 1 at S rank. You do lose some ranked points if you disconnect during a match, which seems to help as well, since even if you quit you're still going to go down in rank. Most of the time that a team is short a player, the player dropped between when we left the lobby and actually started the match - before they could have had any real motive to quit.

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      July 17, 2017 3:15 PM

      What about people who quit frequently due to screaming kid interruptions

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