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Here's When You Can Play Next Street Fighter 5 Beta

Just a couple weeks to go.


The next Street Fighter V global beta is coming soon. Capcom announced today that the global test will run for a period of four days from October 22-25. The publisher said it plans to test "a lot of things" during the beta, the most important of which is cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and PC. The game's first beta, which suffered from server problems so serious it had to be delayed, was held only on PS4.

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In a blog post, Capcom stressed that this beta, like the last one, represents a work-in-progress version of Street Fighter V. As such, players may experience some problems. "It's these issues, however, that provide Capcom with valuable information to ensure that Street Fighter V is as optimized as possible upon final release, so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time," it said.

This is the first Street Fighter V beta for PC; check out the game's minimum and recommended specs here.

The upcoming Street Fighter V beta starts first on PS4 on October 22, before coming to PC on October 24. "This is a first for us and we are very excited for players across both platforms to finally have a chance to battle one another," Capcom explained. "Make sure to bring your best strategies as the number of people that you can fight against will be that much larger this time around."

Below is a list of characters for the second Street Fighter V beta, which includes some that weren't even announced when the first beta was held. Note also that characters from the previous beta, Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Birdie, Nash, and M. Bison, will not be available.

  • Ken
  • Necalli
  • Vega
  • R. Mika
  • Rashid (starting October 23)
  • Karin (starting October 24)

In addition, Capcom confirmed that the upcoming Street Fighter V beta will include ranked matchmaking, leaderboards that combine PS4 and PC players, and the ability to search for players and see their profiles. What's more, Capcom is adding new items to unlock with Fight Money currency. Everything you acquire in the beta, as well as your leaderboard status, however, will be wiped clean after the trial period ends.

The only way to get into the Street Fighter V beta is to preorder the game.

Street Fighter V does not currently have a confirmed release date, but Capcom has said that the game will be out during its current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2016.

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