And, it turns out, a problem that not even cuddly, family friendly Nintendo is immune to, despite its attempts to hypnotise us all into benign submission by using all the colours. Many players had quite some fun in the test environment, although there were some reports of server and connection issues.
"Your previous online play session didn't end naturally, which is PREEEEETY suspicious", the message reads.
It looks like Nintendo plans to keep an eye on folks who rage quit out of Splatoon 2 multiplayer matches. "Make sure your internet isn't busted and try again".
During the weekend Splatoon 2's Splatfest took place, inviting playerd to test the online experience of the colourful sequel on their Nintendo Switch just in time for the release later this week.
If wonky wi-fi can result in a ban, there might be a few concerned people out in the sticks (and secreted away in big old houses with nice thick walls), given that Splatoon 2 is very definitely primarily an online game.