Nintendo’s got a cheeky warning for rage quitters
Splatoon 2 is nothing if not charming.
During this weekend’s Splatfest, some players noticed that Splatoon‘s signature Nintendo charm even extends to its warning against rage quitters and players with poor internet connections.
If you disconnect from online multiplayer matches in Splatoon 2 enough times, the game will give you a warning that you could be banned from playing online if you keep disconnecting. The message is sent in the most Nintendo way possible.
Twitter user Hypwnotic posted a screenshot of the warning, which reads:
Your previous online play session didn’t end naturally, which is PREEEEETTY suspicious. If this keeps happening, we’re gonna have to block you from playing online for a while. Make sure your internet isn’t busted and try again.
The warning of being banned is still there, but the approach and tone of the message really takes the edge off.
The ban exists because some players, whether intentionally or unintentionally, disconnect from online matches, leaving their team down a player and at a serious disadvantage. To maintain fairness, some games will stop you from playing online if you disconnect too many times.
These kinds of bans are typically meant to deter people from rage quitting matches, but it also effects players who just happen to have a poor connection between their console and the game’s server. Occasionally, games whose servers are acting up will time out and kick people from matches, causing disconnect-related bans that aren’t the player’s fault.
This was the case for our Twitter user above, who said they were accidentally playing on a wifi connection instead of a wired connection, which caused them to disconnect multiple times. They received the message after the fourth time they disconnected.
It’s a tricky situation — and one without much of a solid resolution just yet — but at least Nintendo’s found a way to be cheeky about potentially dismissing even the rule-abiding gamers.