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Leak reveals Street Fighter 5 will shame rage quitters by branding their profile

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Street Fighter 5 suffered a big leak overnight, and it revealed Capcom plans to shame rage quitters by branding their fighter profile.

Since its launch in February, the fighting game has struggled to combat rage quitting. There have been a few updates designed to tackle the problem, but there's no significant visual cue in the game right now that identifies repeat offenders.

Yesterday, players noticed a new test branch went live on the Steam version of the game. Amazingly, it looks like Capcom failed to password protect the branch, and it didn't take long for fans to dig into the detail.

Capcom has since popped a password on the branch, but not before a user on NeoGAF (via Reddit) jumped in to take some screenshots. They reveal changes to the menu system, and of particular interest is the addition of an icon branded on the profile of players who repeatedly disconnect.

The image, below, shows a skull icon on the profile of a player. The text shows those who never rage quit will have an icon of their own, too, making it easier for players with the same icon to battle each other. There's also mention of League Point reduction and temporary matchmaking restrictions for rage quitters, which is already in the game.

Meanwhile, the screenshots show plans to let players pick music per mode (versus, training, ranked, casual), Direct Input support and balance changes.

Menu icons appear to have been updated, too, and one in particular (via Imgur) points to Azam (Rashid's bodyguard) perhaps being a new playable character or a boss fight.

Street Fighter 5 is set to enter its second season with the release of Akuma on 20th December.

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