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Rocket League’s leave match penalty system explained


Rage quitting can ruin your teammates’ gaming experience. Many game developers have implemented a built-in penalty system that automatically detects players who leave matches without a reason. Let’s take a closer look at Rocket League and explore the penalty system the devs have put in place.

What happens if you abandon a match in Rocket League?

If you quit a competitive match in Rocket League, you’ll get a five-minute matchmaking ban. Bans will get longer for each match left. If you quit a second match withing a 12-hour period, you’ll get a 10-minute matchmaking ban. The third abandon within a 12-hour window triggers a 20 minute-ban. The penalty ban then advances to 40 minutes, 60 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and then 24 hours.

If you get a 24-hour ban and then consistently continue to leave competitive matches, Psyonix may add additional timed bans or permanently ban you from all online matches.

Active bans in Rocket League are visible at the bottom of the Playlist window.

Rocket League ban levels

  • Level 1: 5 Minutes
  • Level 2: 10 Minutes
  • Level 3: 20 Minutes
  • Level 4: 40 Minutes
  • Level 5: 60 Minutes
  • Level 6: 120 Minutes
  • Level 7: 24 Hours

After a ban has expired, you’ll remain at that ban level for 12 hours. If you quit another competitive match during the 12-hour period, you’ll go up one level. If you don’t leave any matches during the 12-hour window, you will go down one level.

For example, if you already reached Ban Level 4, and you don’t quit any matches in a 48-hour period, you’ll eventually go back down to Level 0.

Can you get banned for leaving Rocket League games?

If you reach Ban Level 7 in Rocket League and you continue to abandon ranked matches, Psyonix may take additional actions against your account which may include permanent bans.

Unfortunately, if you get disconnected due to expected technical issues on your end, the event may count as quitting. Before joining competitive matches, make sure your network connection is working properly.

What happens when you leave a casual match in Rocket League?

You can quit one casual Rocket League match per day without getting a matchmaking ban. The first leave each day is forgiven, but you’ll get a warning. If you leave another match within the next 12-hours, you’ll get a 5-minute ban. Bans will then get longer for each match you leave.

Do you have any additional questions about the Rocket League ban system? Let me know in the comments below.


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