Thursday, 8 October 2015

Street Fighter V second beta details revealed

Street Fighter V second beta details revealed

Global Street Fighter V Beta #2 Details Revealed

Sydney, Australia – October 8, 2015 – Capcom is pleased to announce that the Street Fighter V global beta begins on October 22nd, running through October 25th. These dates are still subject to change, with exact times to be specified soon. The four-day beta will be designed to test many new features, including cross-platform play between PC users and PS4 users.
The nature of the beta is outlined below. Please make special note: given this is a beta, users may experience issues. It’s these issues, however, that provide Capcom with valuable information to ensure that Street Fighter V is as optimised as possible upon final release, so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Here’s what fans can expect to find in the beta:
PC Play
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 24th.
PS4 to PC Cross-Platform Play
We will be testing out PS4 to PC cross-platform play functionality on October 24th and 25th. 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 23rd) and Karin added on day three (October 24th). The characters from the previous beta: Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Birdie, Nash and M. Bison will not be selectable this time around.
Ranked Matchmaking
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! 
Combined Leaderboards
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.
Player Search
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.

Australian and New Zealand PS4 users:
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. 

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