There shouldn’t be a bonus, but there also shouldn’t be a reduction in character XP because the other team surrendered.
It’s not my fault I got matchmade with a random enemy team that are all half my level. Hell, I usually pick some random character to get used to their skills in a situation where I’m not going to get utterly ■■■■-stomped because I’m playing against people who look like they know how to handle themselves.
Moreover, surrendering doesn’t necessarily have the ‘pros’ that OP mentions.
-Quitters will quit, no matter what. Surrendering is just another form of quitting for them.
-If you have time to realize that it’s a steam roll, you’re either too early in the match or so close to the end that it’s pointless.
-It’s not like it’s impossible to win when you’re one man down. Hell, the other day I had a guy who was done playing but forgot to leave the group, while the group leader was too busy looking at ■■■■ on his phone to realize what had happened. I ended up positioned in a lane by myself, but I had brought a character that can dominate a Meltdown lane by herself. We were down initially, but managed to get to late game and pull out a victory.
-Again, if you have time to realize it’s a steam roll, it’s either too early to call it a steam roll and you’re just quitting, or so close to the end that surrendering will only save you a handful of minutes at most.