Capcom Offers New Info on Street Fighter V March Update

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The publisher of Street Fighter V offered up new details for the first big update to their newest fighting game. Capcom mentions specifics about SFV’s first DLC character and inbound game modes, but is still mum on a permanent fix for rage-quitting.


A blog on Capcom Unity runs down major features of the moveset for returning SFIII character Alex, who’ll be debuting as part of a March content drop. His V-Trigger skill is called Rage Shift and gets described thusly:

Alex channels his wrestling training and gains access to a brand new clothesline attack. This attack can be charged and during that time, it can parry an attack. Upon full charge, if Alex makes contact with a blocking opponent, he will break their guard, leaving them open to an immediate attack.

Street Fighter V’s in-game store will also be coming with the March Update, along with increased capacity and spectating for Battle Lounges:

Challenge Mode

Demonstrations: Learn the ins and outs of Street Fighter Vthrough helpful demonstration and tutorial content. Contains content for each of the 16 characters, as well as advice geared towards players of all skill levels:

Beginner Tutorials: 12 lessons covering, movement, normal attacks, special attacks, V-System, throws, counter hits, chip/recoverable damage, etc.

Intermediate Tutorials: 11 lessons covering projectiles, invincibility frames, armor and armor break, recovery, cross-up attacks, anti-air options, etc.

Advanced Tutorials: 4 lessons covering back dashing, frame advantage/disadvantage, combo potential, button priority, etc.

Character Tutorials: 16 lessons covering each individual character.

Trials: Put your skills to the ultimate test with combo trials for all 16 characters, ranging from basic to pro combos. Completing Trials will also earn you some extra Fight Money.

In-Game Shop

  • Fight Money Expenditure: Spend your hard earned Fight Money to purchase extra game content, such as DLC characters and the Story Mode Costumes.

Online Rematch Option

  • Salty from a close loss online? Want revenge? Players can now play a 2/3 set in Ranked Match, provided both players accept the rematch.

Battle Lounge Improvements

  • Enjoy up to 8 person lobbies, complete with match spectating.

The update also lists general bug fixes for the overall game, balance changes and tweaks to the moves of a few specific characters as well. While Capcom has been levying severe punishments on a small number of Street Fighter V rage-quitters, the lack of a more uniform punishment remains conspicuous in its absence. An exact date for the March update hasn’t been announced.

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Honestly, my biggest complaints about the game (which I otherwise love) was the lack of lobby options online and the fact that you get knocked out of whatever mode you are in if the server disconnects. Lobby options are being fixed, and having a best 2 out of 3 option in ranked mode is more incentive for me to actually use ranked instead of friendlies, but it’s upsetting that this knock you out of game shit isn’t being addressed.

There is absolutely no reason why I have to start over a great run of survival because server issues when I’m 7 stages away from completing hard. It already takes a lot to even commit to that mode, but that just makes me not want to even more.