The folks at Capcom have now revealed some more information about an upcoming update to Street Fighter V.
Let’s go ahead and start off with Challenge mode. In this mode there are three difficulties. The whole aim of this is to allow players to get a general understanding of how to play Street Fighter V.
In beginner level the players will learn how to use their characters basic attacks, special moves and the all-new V-System. If you are playing Street Fighter V for the first time then this is probably the thing that you will want to check out. The beginner level will have 12 lessons.
At the Intermediate level things start to get a little harder. You will get to learn about projectiles, invincibility frames, armor and armor break, recovery, cross-up attacks and much more. All being told this level has 11 lessons.
Last but not least is the Advanced level. back dashing, frame advantage/disadvantage, combo potential and more. Once you have mastered the first two lessons this is where you will come to.
Of course, there will also be tutorials for each of the available characters.
If that’s not enough there will also be a trials mode. This is where you will be able to learn combos for each of the characters.This is somewhat similar to the Trials mode in Street Fighter 4.
The other thing that will go live with the update is the in-game shop. All of that hard earned fight money from every match can be spent here. You will be able to buy new characters using that fight money. You will also be able to buy Alex using your in-game fight money. (one of the six DLC characters that Capcom have laid on for us).
There are also some changes coming up to the online play. Battle lounges will be able to take up to 8 players. Those who are not playing will be able to spectate on matches in progress. Speaking of the online match component, if you are playing someone in a ranked or casual match then you will be able to play them again and turn it into a best 2 out of 3 match set.
This update to street fighter V is scheduled to come out on the 28th of March. The in-game shop is now set to go live on the 30th of March. You can see a full video of it below.
All-in-all I feel that this update is one that had features that should have been there when the game released back in Mid-February. On a more personal level I am excited for the launch of the Challenge mode. I really want to get better at playing Street Fighter V because I don’t want to get thrashed every time I play someone with my Ryu in an online match (that’s another story for another day). Joking aside it will be interesting to see how this challenge mode pans out. Either way this is one of the things that I will be covering in an updated review of Street Fighter V.
In all seriousness though, there has been a huge backlash from the fighting game community in general. Especially with the game having server issues, the very short story mode and no tutorials (apart from the one you play when starting the game up for the first time), Street Fighter V in its current state has left quite a bad taste in people’s mouths.
As such it will take quite a lot for Capcom to re-build the trust of many players. There are many people like me who have spent good money on this game only to be plagued with server issues and the lack of tutorials and story mode.
I would like to hear your take on this update. Do you think that this update to the game is going to rebuild your trust in Street Fighter V, or do you think that it’s too late for some players? Let me know.