With the less than smooth beta released earlier this year Capcom will be hoping this next test will go more according to plan. It has already been revealed that the beta test will run from the dates of October 21st to October 25th, however Capcom have now given players more details such when servers will be up and which characters will be available. The Street Fighter beta will also be the first time the games cross-platform functionality will be tested. The beta will be open to PS4 and PC players who have already pre-ordered the game.
PS4 players will be able to get their hands on the beta from October 21st whereas PC players will have to wait until October 23rd. Street Fighter fans will be able to experience some of the games latest cast members such as Vega, Necalli, R.Mike and Ken. The games cross-platform play will only be available through October 25th.
This list will give players a more detailed run down of the beta’s events.
- 10/21/15 18:00 PST (10/22 02:00 BST/10:00 JST) – The second SFV beta begins for PS4 users. Characters available: Ken, Necalli, Vega, R. Mika
- 10/22/15 14:00 PST (22:00 BST/ 10/23 06:00 JST) – Servers down for scheduled maintenance for 12 hours.
- 10/23/15 02:00 PST (10:00 BST/18:00 JST) – Servers back online. Rashid unlocked.
- 10/23/15 09:00 PST (17:00 BST/ 10/24 01:00 JST) – The second SFV beta begins for both PC and PS4 users (cross-platform play).
- 10/23/15 17:00 PST (10/24 01:00 BST/09:00 JST) – Karin unlocked.
- 10/24/15 04:00 PST (12:00 BST/20:00 JST) – Servers down for scheduled maintenance for 10 hours.
- 10/24/15 14:00 PST (22:00 BST/ 10/25 06:00 JST) – Servers back online.
- 10/25/15 16:00 PST (10/26 0:00 BST/ 08:00 JST) – Beta 2 concludes.
Ranked matchmaking along with the ability to search for players profiles are features that will both be included in the games latest beta. We will also get to see the introduction of Street Fighter 5’s in-game currency known as “fight money” where players can unlock items with money earned from matches. However Capcom has stated that all of this along with the games leader boards will be wiped clean before the full game launches.
Capcom has also reminded players that this is still a beta test meaning some bugs and similar issues may affect certain players. They promise fans that finding these issues now will help to make the game as optimised as possible upon launch.
Street Fighter 5 has no current release date but is set to come out during 2016 for PS4 and PC.