Almighty Shenron, I Wish for No Rage Quitters!
Anger can be a powerful resource. Remember when Goku transformed into a Super Saiyan for the first time? Krillin was killed by Frieza and Goku’s anger unlocked an immense power. Getting angry in the real world doesn’t work out so well, especially for gamers. Bandai Namco is having a problem with rage quitters in their fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ. In response, they have added some pretty strict penalties for sore losers. If you don’t want to finish and online match, you won’t be able to start online matches.
Earlier today, a new in-game message was sent to all Dragon Ball FighterZ players. It says that “players who deliberately disconnect during online matches” will suffer consequences that will prevent them from playing online in the future. For one week, players that intentionally disconnect from games will not be able to join online lobbies. It is unclear how many times it takes for a timeout like this. The message also says that “if you are unintentionally disconnecting several times, please check your internet connection settings,” so that suggests that you get more than one chance.
If players insist on rage quitting and get slapped with multiple timeouts, they may end up suffering permanent online bans. Bandai Namco does not play around. If you are getting your ass beat online, don’t quit out. Just take the L like Yamcha would. Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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