Street Fighter 5 Rolls Out New Character, Stages, and Network Next Week

Street Fighter 5 Rolls Out New Character, Stages, and Network Next Week

Smoother online functions should help when testing out the new character and stages.

Street Fighter 5 will drop a bunch of new content next week including a new character, two extra stages, and an updated online network for better matchmaking so you can throwdown with your best fight moves.

The biggest update next week will be the new Capcom Fighters Network which will significantly alter the way Street Fighter 5 plays online. The beta previously included improvements to matchmaking load times, addition of an interactive timeline, rage quit improvements, and a host of balance changes for characters.

Street Figher Spain Level 2 vs 5

Starting May 30, players will be able to pick two extra stages to fight in. The Spain stage makes a return from Street Fighter 2 complete with a little action bonus for Vega who can climb the stage’s fence and leap into a dive. As others have already mentioned, the Spain stage probably won’t be tournament appropriate because of its extra Vega feature, but it’s a beautiful looking level that you’ll be able to purchase for $3.99 USD or 70,000 Fight Money.

The Spain level joins the Thailand stage that was pulled back in April for using music that sounded like Islamic chanting in the background. The music was tweaked, and now the colorful Thailand stage is back for purchase at the same price as the Spain stage.

Street Fighter V will also be unleashing their newest fighter, Ed, who is the clone replacement for M. Bison, but also Balrog’s adoptive protege. Ed utilizes a combo of psycho powers and boxing moves and will be available for $5.99 USD or 100,000 Fight Money.

If you sign into the Capcom Fighters Network between May 30th and June 13th, you’ll automatically get 50,000 Fight Money as a bonus. So maybe you’ll be able to put those FM towards one of the new stages or characters.

Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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