Thu, Oct 18, 2012 | 02:05 BST
Team Fortress 2 introduces anti-rage quit policies
Team Fortress 2′s Mann vs Machine mode has been tweaked slightly so that those who abandon matches will eventually suffer consequences.
As detailed in an FAQ and an announcement from Mann CEO Saxton Hale, those who repeatedly abandon matches will find themselves placed in a low priority matchmaking pool and experience longer delays in accessing the co-operative play mode.
The game will now remind players that leaving a match counts as an abandonment if they use the menu to exit, and track how often this occurs; there’ll be no such warning for those who force quit through other means.
Players who are disconnected will be given a three minute grace period to rejoin their match, and those who are kicked off won’t be considered rage quitters, although idlers will.