Street Fighter V Hit With Launch Server Issues

Street Fighter V Hit With Launch Server Issues

It's hard out on those streets. Capcom's new start for Street Fighter is plagued by network issues.

Despite two beta phases, the full launch of Street Fighter V has been plagued by online connectivity issues. Players have reported that they're unable to connect to servers, locking out all of the online content. They've also noticed that you don't earn Fight Money or receive level up notifications if you're not connected to the server. This is on top of the long connection times for matchmaking.

Street Fighter V producer Yoshinori Ono took to Twitter this morning to address the issues.

"My sincerest apologies again about SFV server situation. I think that we need to improve on this problem the most," Ono tweeted.

He also pointed to a new Twitter account, SFV Server (@SFVServer) as the place to go to check on server issues related to Street Fighter.

"We have identified the issue that caused the servers to go down and we aim to have them back up momentarily. Thanks for your patience," said the account early this morning.

"Our servers are up, but some may experience intermittent disconnects. We apologize for the inconvenience," it added later.

"We are aware that users are experiencing issues logging into the game and uploading match results, and are currently working on a solution," was the last update from the account.

The reason this is such a big problem, outside of the fact that many wanted to jump right in on competitive play, is that Street Fighter V doesn't have a ton of single-player content. As I said in my review, there's no Arcade Mode, the Story Mode is relatively short with no difficulty settings, and while the Survival Mode does have difficulty settings, the successive match count is really long above Easy. There's simply nothing for players to do if they can't jump online and fight others.

In addition, Fight Money is Street Fighter V's in-game currency and will eventually allow players to unlock new characters and costumes. Being unable to acquire Fight Money because of connectivity issues is a big, big problem. The effort is being put worth and the reward isn't there, which is just going to anger players in the long run.

This doesn't alleviate my thoughts that Street Fighter V feels like an Early Access game without the label. Hopefully, Capcom can get the online issues fixed sooner rather than later.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Related articles

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.

Shigeru Miyamoto Expresses Confidence in the Younger Generation of Nintendo

The legendary creator says the spirit will stay alive.

You may also like

Press Start to Continue

A look back on what we tried to accomplish at USgamer, and the work still to be done.

Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

Eric's Farewell | Off to Find a New Challenger

It's time for us to move on, but we'll carry USG with us wherever we go.