Street Fighter V is getting a slew of new features/enhancements. Starting next week, players can check them out for free.
Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) is the spot for Street Fighter V from 1 p.m. March 28 to noon April 3. Both current and new players can make use of the new CFN system and Street Fighter V Season 2 balance adjustments.
This offer is exclusive to Steam users and is limited to only online feature modes. Players can take part in all the new features as well as newly released player Kolin.
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Capcom said more adjustments will be made to enhance the CFN before the official PS4 and PC release date. I’m digging the list of changes with some in particular catching my eye. There’s going to be in-game announcing providing player/opponent stats in a sort of live stat presentation.
Rage Quit penalty system tracks players who ditch matches because they’re getting whipped and gives them a special icon. Frequent quitters will be paired against fellow rage quitters to create a new battle who leaves first.
Here’s a breakdown of all the new features and this pics of Kolin in action.
For most players, it will take less time to find an opponent in online matches. Matchmaking logic will help players avoid being frequently matched with the same opponent.
Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times
There will be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual match.
On the new CFN home menu, a live feed of Friends’ activities will be presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, players can immediately add a recent match to their Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.
Friend Management System
In addition to adding someone to Favorites, players can now blacklist players or add friends and follow them on CFN.
‘Rage Quit’ Penalty System
Special ‘rage quit’ player profile icons will appear on profiles with frequent disconnections. Matchmaking logic will take into account online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.
Training Mode – User Settings Saved
Training Mode settings will be saved and will carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.
Battle Lounge Country Flags
Country flags will appear in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.
Country / League Based Rankings
Players will be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.
In-Game Announcer Voice
The in-game announcer will provide players and opponents with stats using data pulled from the server.
Fighter Profile Stats
More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on Fighter Profiles.