As some of you may have already noticed, we have provided a new prompt when a player is disconnected from a game. Previously, we displayed an error with a red bar, but the player could still run around in the world. As a result, the player may not have noticed that they lost connection to the server.
With the new implementation, when the player temporarily loses their internet connection, the presentation makes it clear that the connection has been lost. The character stops moving, screen blurs, a prompt comes up in the middle of the screen. By tapping/clicking Reconnect, the player can quickly and easily get back into the game.
For example, if you are playing Roblox and you go through a train tunnel, the prompt will appear if you lost your connection and you can easily relaunch the game. However, you cannot resume your existing progress (yet). We hope to deliver this functionality at a later date.
We have also provided better support for Join and Teleport errors. If you experience a Join error, a prompt will appear and you can decide whether to Retry. Teleport errors are presented in the same way, but without the Retry option. The player is expected to trigger the Teleport again within the game.
The UI for these errors uses an updated graphical style that we expect to use for more error messages in the future.
We’re excited to provide even better support for Reconnect in the future, so players don’t lose any progress in their game, although we don’t know yet when that will be available.
Let us know what you think!