Want to Rage Quit in Splatoon 2? Think Again

It’s the phenomenon that no one likes and actively hurts other players—it’s “rage quitting” and it sucks. But it happens in all online games, and developers are trying their best to come up with ways to punish players who abandon their teammates in times of need.

Splatoon 2 has found a way to get in on this, even though it seems odd that anyone would rage quit a Splatoon game. Even losing teams receive experience points, though perhaps this makes more sense for the ranked modes where your standing goes up or down depending on your success.

But right now, it looks like there’s an across-the-board standard message popping up if you decide to leave a match by turning off your Switch or setting it to sleep mode. The next time you enter the game to play, you’ll receive this message:

If this makes you nervous because you play in an area with less than reliable wireless internet, we’re sorry—right now there doesn’t seem to be a way for the system to differentiate, and the warning does mention that you should check your internet before playing again… just in case that’s the issue.

As of writing, we don’t know how long you’d be banned for if this happens, but presumably we’ll find out in the near future. Next week, for example.


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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