Shortly after Street Fighter V launched earlier this year, it became apparent that something had to be done about the high number of players disconnecting in the middle of matches. Capcom began cracking down on rage quitters back in April, but it looks like their efforts still haven't been enough to get the problem under control. As such, they've announced that a new update which includes stricter penalties for rage quitting will be implemented later today.
Street Fighter V will undergo maintenance from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Pacific Time (online features will be unavailable during this maintenance window), and when it's complete, the new penalties will be in place. Players who are penalized will lose League Points and be locked out of online matching for a set time. Capcom also notes that they are working on "a new, more robust system that will address the issue more completely by early next year."
Capcom Unity's latest update also give us a look at some of what we can expect in Street Fighter V's September update:
SEPTEMBER UPDATE PREVIEW:
We have another big update containing new features in the pipeline for next month, so we wanted to give you a sneak preview of all the cool things to come in September!
Double FM Event
Double Fight Money is happening! We appreciate your support for Street Fighter V, so we're giving you the chance to double your FM earnings in Ranked Match! We will hold our first Double FM Event on the weekend of September 2-4th. Please stay tuned for more details!
The next September update will include:
- VS CPU Option
- Daily Targets
- Daily challenges with Fight Money rewards!
- Fighter Profile Updates!
- Free colors for Season Pass holders
- Colors 3-10 for Default and Battle costumes of the 6 DLC characters
- Premium costumes will now include colors!
- Colors 3-10 of the purchased premium costume
- Color bundles available for purchase via FM or Real Money
- All 22 Characters' Default & Story Costumes Color Pack 3-10
- And more to be announced