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Gears 5 Quitters Risk Lengthy Bans

In a tweet late last week, The Coalition Studio cautions players who quit Gears 5 multiplayer matches that they risk being banned from the shooter sequel for up to a year (thanks VG247). Here's the warning:
Quitters have been receiving month to year long suspensions for prior behavior.

This is how long you can be suspended for being a rampant quitter. Take heed.

Over the next few hours, impacted users will be un-suspended, but 1 quit away from suspension.

You have been warned.
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2019, 17:59 Kxmode
 
They wrote "Over the next few hours, impacted users will be un-suspended, but 1 quit away from suspension." That sounds like a one-strike-your-out policy. Hence my original question.  
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4. Re: Gears 5 Quitters Risk Lengthy Bans Oct 15, 2019, 09:32 Primalchrome
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2019, 23:19:
Can they detect whether someone's connection died during a multiplayer match? I suspect not.
Most modern multiplayer games that have penalties for quitting have some controls in place to help discern if it's a ragequit. That said, over a period, even they don't care if you're quitting because you're a toddler or if you have a bad connection. If you have rampant disconnects, you are consistently impacting the play and enjoyment of the other 5, 9, 15, or more consumers of the product.
 
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3. Re: Gears 5 Quitters Risk Lengthy Bans Oct 15, 2019, 01:33 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2019, 23:19:
Can they detect whether someone's connection died during a multiplayer match? I suspect not.
When your connection "dies" 10 times in an evening when you're losing, but never when you're winning, well...

The other thing is I'm sure they're looking at patterns of quitting, not the occasional random disconnect.
 
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2. Re: Gears 5 Quitters Risk Lengthy Bans Oct 14, 2019, 23:45 NKD
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2019, 23:19:
Can they detect whether someone's connection died during a multiplayer match? I suspect not.

I don't know how they could, at least not with certainty. It seems like it would be trivial though, to write an algorithm that can recognize the difference between a person with legitimate connection issues and someone who is quitting when things aren't going their way.
 
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1. Re: Gears 5 Quitters Risk Lengthy Bans Oct 14, 2019, 23:19 Kxmode
 
Can they detect whether someone's connection died during a multiplayer match? I suspect not.  
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