Capcom Delays Next DLC, Balance Update For Street Fighter V

by Robert Workman


For those of you wondering which new character would be joining the Street Fighter V fray – as well as what new balance changes would come to the latest chapter of the game – sorry, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer.

The updates, which were originally promised by the end of this month, have been pushed back, according to the company, in the hopes of getting more testing done with the game before their eventual release. A number of these changes were recently put to the test in a PC beta, including a new rage quitter-punishing system, improved matchmaking and faster load times for general online matches.

Capcom noted in a blog post, “We are happy to announce the test has allowed us to make further adjustments to optimize the new CFN. We know you’re all very eager for the new CFN but we also want to ensure it meets all of our expectations before it officially launches. In order to help us get the new CFN to where it needs to be, we are looking into conducting an additional beta test soon.” Capcom didn’t make note as to which platform it would be for.

The new DLC character hasn’t been revealed just yet, and was previously set to arrive at the “end of April.” For now, though, it has no imminent release date, but should come soon. “Since both of these were developed under the new CFN infrastructure, they have to release together alongside the new CFN when it is ready.”

Capcom did note that the beta test would happen in “the next few weeks,” but no exact date or, again, platform. It should give players a better idea of what to expect from these changes, though some fans of the PC version have already passed along some notes. Hopefully, these will be changes for the better that will keep players coming back for more online match-ups – something that could pick up the game’s popularity in the year ahead.

We’ll let you know once more official details are announced, so stay at the ready!

Street Fighter V is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.