Bungie: Quitters Will Be Punished In Halo: Reach

by Jeff Marchiafava on Aug 02, 2010 at 11:10 AM

What's worse than getting schooled by a prepubescent loud mouth in Halo? Having that same whiny pipsqueak drop out as soon as you start mounting a comeback. Rage quitting has been a problem since the beginning of online gaming, but Bungie has revealed that it's working on a solution for the underhanded practice in Halo: Reach.

Speaking with Xbox360Achievements, Bungie's community director Brian Jarrard delivered the good news for honest gamers. "I think one of the new things people will be excited about too, is how we’re going to be able to penalize people who are habitually quitting out of games, which isn’t exactly cheating, but it creates a really negative experience for everybody else in the game...We actually have new tools now to detect that, and eventually people who do this habitually will actually be penalized. We want to be able to remove them from the population so they can’t make everyone else keep having a bad time.”

Jarrard didn't specify what the penalty would be for perpetual quitters. We hope it involves sending one of those floating orb monitors to their house to shoot bolts of electricity at their gonads, but it will probably be something a little less drastic, like losing XP or having their rank demoted. 

What do you think is a fair punishment for gamers who are too cowardly to finish a match?