Hey everyone, I come bearing titillating details on our second Street Fighter V global beta coming your way on October 22 nd and running through October 25 th(dates subject to change, exact times to be specified later). There are a lot of things we plan to test over the four days the beta is live, most importantly, cross-platform play between PC users and PS4 users!
Continue on for more information.
Before we get into the nitty gritty details, I would like to first and foremost reiterate that this is a beta, and as such, users may experienceissues. 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.
Now that we got that out of the way, on to what you can expect to see in this global beta.
We’re opening up beta access to PC users for the first time. Please check the minimum specs post here to make sure that your PC is able to run SFV properly. Although the minimum specs will allow you to run SFV on your PC, the recommended specs will ensure you have an optimal SFV experience. PC users gain access to the beta starting October 24 th.
PS4 to PC Cross-Platform Play
We will be testing out PS4 to PC cross-platform play functionality on October 24 th and 25 th . 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. 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.
Since the last beta, we’ve announced quite a few new characters and I’m pleased to confirm that they will be selectable during the beta. When the beta launches, Ken, Necalli, Vega and R. Mika will be selectable. As we’re still reviewing our content delivery system, Rashid will be added in on day two (October 23 rd ) and Karin added on day three (October 24 th ). The characters from the previous beta: Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Birdie, Nash and M. Bison will not be selectable this time around.
Do you desire to only play the strongest around? Well, ranked matchmaking will definitely be the way to go. Players will be automatically paired with someone of equal skill, with pairings becoming more difficult the better one performs. GET HYPE!
We will be keeping track of the beta’s cream of the crop through our leaderboards. This is the perfect time to show everyone (PC and PS4 users) that you’re the best around as your name shines brightly above the others.
Interested in seeing what strategies the top players on the leaderboard are employing? Well, with the implementation of player search functionality, you can see what they’re doing and also check out their fighter profile.
Fight Money Unlockables
During the last beta, many players accumulated a lot of Fight Money, which they weren’t able to use. This changes as we’re testing out the ability to unlock items through fight money. Players can look forward to unlocking titles and maybe even the Kanzuki Estate stage.
Oh and just so we’re all on the same page, all things acquired (Fight Money, leaderboard status, titles) will only be available during this beta and will not carry over onto the next beta nor onto final release. The Fight Money pricing of items available to unlock and the rate that Fight Money is obtained are both still placeholder, and will not be indicative of the final product.
For those of you interested in participating in this second global beta, please look to your region below for instructions on how to potentially gain access:
PC Users (all regions)
Preordering Street Fighter V on Steam will allow you access to the beta.
Supported Countries: United States, Canada
Users can get guaranteed beta access by pre-ordering the product from the following retailers:
Beta redemption keys will be e-mailed from the retailer you pre-ordered from. Once you get your beta key, you can input it immediately into PSN to download the Street Fighter V Beta client.
Users who pre-order digitally through the PlayStation Store will not need to redeem a beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PSN store. If you had access to the first PS4 beta you will automatically have access to the second and there is no need to re-register.
Supported Countries: Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay
Users can get guaranteed beta access by pre-ordering Street Fighter V on the PlayStation Store .
Users who pre-order digitally through the PlayStation Store will not need to redeem a beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PlayStation Store. If you had access to the first PS4 beta you will automatically have access to the second and there is no need to re-register.
Europe & Rest of World:
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus , Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, German, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg , Malta, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania , Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Ukraine
Users can sign-up via the PlayStation Store for a chance at being selected to participate in the beta program. If you had access to the first PS4 beta you will automatically have access to the second and there is no need to re-register.
You can still sign-up at the following link:
Users who are selected to participate in the beta will receive an email to their registered PSN ID email with instructions on how to access their beta redemption key.
Supported Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea
PlayStation Plus members can apply for beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test” from the PlayStation Store. Notifications will be sent out to selected users.
PlayStation Plus members can apply for beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test” at the PlayStation Store. Notifications will be sent out.
Wow, that’s a lot of content to look forward to during this global beta. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with when you get your hands on the new characters. I also wonder who (a PC user or a PS4 user) will sit at the top of the leaderboards when the beta is all said and done.
Until next time guys!