Destiny 2 Quit Penalty to Be Introduced With Update 1.1.4

One of the more interesting Destiny 2 1.1.4 update features will be the introduction of a quit penalty. Those familiar with Crucible PvP will know how frustrating it can be to have players leave before a match is over. Often, players will rage quit out when the going gets tough, leaving those who remain at a huge disadvantage. If you’re a keen Destiny 2 PvP player, you’ll want to hear all about this new Crucible quit penalty.

Destiny 2 1.1.4 Update: Crucible Quit Penalty

As explained in this week’s Destiny 2 development update post, the update 1.1.4 patch notes will contain details about the new quit penalty system, and how those who leave matches early will be punished.

Bungie is introducing the quit penalty to the Competitive playlist, where the more hardcore members of the community do battle. The Competitive modes don’t allow for other players to join matches that are in progress, meaning if people leave, those empty slots are never filled. Obviously, this has been a huge issue.

The quit penalty will punish those who leave matches early for any reason. Whether it’s a network issue, idle time-out, or just plain quitting because they’re losing, the game will know and issue a punishment. The quit penalty will be a temporary restriction of 30 minutes. (It’s not yet clear if this period of time will increase following multiple offences.)

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Hopefully this will put an end to those treating Competitive as a casual playlist. As with any type of eSports-esque mode, rules are expected to be followed, since when they are broken, it just makes for an unbalanced experience.

In addition to the Destiny 2 quit penalty, Bungie is also working on “increasing security measures to improve the Crucible environment as a whole.” The devs haven’t gone into detail on what that’s all about, but hopefully it means we’ll see a smoother PvP experience following the Destiny 2 1.1.4 update.