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Updated: Super Street Fighter 4 Tournament DLC out now

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • June 14, 2010 at 6:28 p.m. PDT
Updated: Super Street Fighter 4 Tournament DLC out now Update: The Tournament Mode DLC patch is already out for some PlayStation Network gamers, depending on their geographic location. It's a 12 megabyte download.

Super Street Fighter 4 will be patched tomorrow, June 15th, on Xbox Live.

Capcom will be fixing various issues and adding in a new Tournament Mode DLC update — for free. Just in case you missed things on the first go round, here's a run down of what to expect, hit the link below for the rest.

• Tournament Mode is a head-to-head in single-elimination tournament with brackets, which works with 4 or 8 players.

• You can watch other tournament matches in progress while you're waiting for your turn and voice chat. Players competing can hear you as well, but if it annoys you, there's a mute option.

• To help with lag, spectators will be a little bit behind the actual match that's being played.

• Tournament Mode works with SSFIV's recording feature.

• There are no battle points or rankings, but Tournament Mode will give players unique and special online titles, which can be won and lost from other players.

• Character selection is double-blind.

• Tournaments will continue on even if a participating player drops out.

• While the max amount of people a tournament can hold is 8 players, a 9th person can be there as the host. If the host drops, another will be found.


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These are the issues that will be patched.

• Fei Long's infinite combo loop against Juri will be removed.

Unblockable Ultras will be fixed.

• Guy will no longer be able to be thrown while he's crouching and in hit stun animation. A bug made it possible to combo throw moves while he was in this state.

• Ibuki's invincibility window on wake up — under certain circumstances — was too long, this will be fixed.

• The 2nd hit of Ibuki's Spinning Kicks missing Chun-Li will be fixed.

• Counter hit damage on M. Bison's (Dictator) Ultra 2 was too low, the life it takes off when it scores a counter hit will be increased.

• Sagat's Angry Scar was not working properly in some instances (EX-Tiger Uppercut doesn't get damage upgrade in some cases).

Thanks to Vince-Vell, MediaDarling and Garcian_Ulmeyda for contributing to this story.

Comments

SpartanIzzy said on June 14, 2010 at 2:12 p.m.

nigga finally got here

#1
Swag said on June 14, 2010 at 2:17 p.m.

Cant wait for this.
Will this updated 12am Jun 15th on XBL?

#2
THawk said on June 14, 2010 at 2:17 p.m.

• Counter hit damage on M. Bison's (Dictator) Ultra 2 was too low.

Whats that mean?

#3
Lysol_Jones said on June 14, 2010 at 2:22 p.m.

When you get a counter it, it's not just a title, it means that you do an extra 1.5x damage with that attack or something like that. For Bison's U2 it probably didn't add that.

#4
riku45 said on June 14, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.

Thawk when you counter hit with ultra 2 it was less damage than the normal lol

#5
NRR said on June 14, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.

The Xbox and PS3 releases of Tourney Mode will be on different days?

#6
Catalyst said on June 14, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.

@NRR

Xbox stuff goes up on Tuesdays, PSN gets updated on Wednesdays. Just the way these companies have set up their networks, not anything done by Capcom.

#7
yes4me said on June 14, 2010 at 2:38 p.m.

Rufus ultra 2 is still the same?
PC next?

#8
Catalyst said on June 14, 2010 at 2:39 p.m.

@yes4me

It's possible there are some stealth patch elements, but this is what has been confirmed by Capcom so far.

#9
GF_Griever_VIII said on June 14, 2010 at 2:44 p.m.

I was hoping they would increase the damage for Chun li's 2nd ultra.

#10
MrOzZie said on June 14, 2010 at 2:53 p.m.

Wow...Whats the incentive for playing this mode other than for fun ???? All you get is a Trophy for winning the Tournament,thats it ???? No Grade Points,No Championship points,nothing to show for your achievments,just a Trophy.How about something rewarding for a change.

#11
Biowulf said on June 14, 2010 at 2:55 p.m.

Points are useless anyway, I'm going to play this mode exclusively from now on.

I don't need an incentive, playing in a makeshift tournament is good enough for me.

#12
MrOzZie said on June 14, 2010 at 2:55 p.m.

Is this the final DLC content for this game ????

#13
RA_MO said on June 14, 2010 at 2:55 p.m.

I just wish I could improve on this game. I want to know who would be best for me to play as. I really want to go to EVO

#14
Lolento said on June 14, 2010 at 2:57 p.m.

@#4 I believe it's 25% extra?

Anyway, the issue with Bison is that it was dealing LESS damage than non-counter, 25% less if I recall correctly (it's easy to test in training mode, just enable counter hit and attack data). It will probably do standard damage regardless of counter status, as none of the ultras I tested (in vanilla, several months ago) were affected by counter status.

#15
MrOzZie said on June 14, 2010 at 2:57 p.m.

@ Biowulf ...It just makes the game feel stale,just like team mode hardly anyone plays it,but I guess a trophy is better than nothing.

#16
MrOzZie said on June 14, 2010 at 3:03 p.m.

I hope they patch up online play,this netcode still sucks just like SF4,If they messed up the first time with a bad netcode,why would they mess up again ????? Matchmaking is horrible....Again.Online play should be the focal point of this DLC,then Tournament mode.

#17
NRR said on June 14, 2010 at 3:07 p.m.

@ RA_MO

Picking a popular or "high tier" characer won't improve your gameplay necessarily, finding a character that's suited to your style of playing the game is a much better strategy. After you make that decision, complete that character's trials as they serve as training for basic to bread and butter combos.

Dare to pick neglected and "low tier" characters, they're generally more fun to play if more challenging.

#18
ricefarmer said on June 14, 2010 at 3:09 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#19
L said on June 14, 2010 at 3:19 p.m.

I wonder if they plan on fixing the voice chat on PS3... whenever more than 2 people have headsets, the audio chat stutters like hell.

#20
Shinky said on June 14, 2010 at 3:26 p.m.

I think they should allow you to arcade request endless matches.

#21
tokyobassist said on June 14, 2010 at 3:32 p.m.

I think they just need do what #20 & #21 said and also tweak Chun-Li's absurd move recoveries as well. I forgot to mention they need to fix the quick match option as well (It doesn't even work).

#22
L said on June 14, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.

@21 hell yea! and if they do that, they should add an option to find certain-sized rooms... forget spectating for 20 minutes if you lose in a larger lobby. I miss vanilla.

Their net code is good, but their interface design and workflows are downright shameful... they could do a lot of small tweaks to make a really enjoyable experience...

- Add a rematch/character change interface in 2-player lobbies... you waste 90 seconds going back to the lobby only to select the same characters and same ultras over again.

- The team battle lobbies are a joke... if 2 guys are waiting in 1 lobby and 2 guys are waiting in another, they may never find a game, but are perfectly suited to be "matched" up.

- You can still do ranked matches with 1 round @ 30 seconds... why?

- You can't change lobby settings after the lobby has been created... you can't close slots or anything... if you find someone you want to have a bunch of matches with, you have to recreate the lobby or be forced to kick people who join.

- The replay management interface is just... sad. It's nice they have it, but it's clunky and feature-less.

- Whose idea was it to just shovel random crappy replays on people. They obviously have the data available, so why not let me find replays of top-ranked C. Viper.

/rant.

#23
Aftermath1349 said on June 14, 2010 at 4:13 p.m.

Just so everyone knows- the update will likely be out between 4am-7am EST.

#24
mrdrofficer said on June 14, 2010 at 4:24 p.m.

Why does the winner in team battle get to stay on?

#25
BlankaBeast said on June 14, 2010 at 4:25 p.m.

PC Version asap please!! thank you!
PC FTW.

#26
anddudewaslike said on June 14, 2010 at 4:38 p.m.

They need to include an option to "PASS" if you're up next in Endless Battle and you want to let the next person in line play instead. Right now, you have to wait like a whole minute til your name blinks out.

#27
RA_MO said on June 14, 2010 at 4:46 p.m.

Someone practice with me! lol.

#28
OG said on June 14, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.

Points help to a certain extent, because more often than not, the low point or ranking people are pretty scrubby.

#29
OomackattackoO said on June 14, 2010 at 4:53 p.m.

im ready...are you?

#30
machineking1313 said on June 14, 2010 at 5:04 p.m.

I thought this was coming out June 21st? At least that is what SRK is reporting....

#31
RA_MO said on June 14, 2010 at 5:06 p.m.

Well if low tiers are more fun to play with.. give me a few that you guys would recommend for me thanks

#32
ChunLi said on June 14, 2010 at 5:11 p.m.

@32
Sakura, Rose, Chun-Li, El Fuerte. They are real fun to play was, the first 3 are my mains and I love kicking Shoto-ass with them.

#33
ChunLi said on June 14, 2010 at 5:12 p.m.

*to play as

#34
MrOzZie said on June 14, 2010 at 5:18 p.m.

Very frustrating that Capcom still does not fix the netcode in this game,this game needs a better netcode.Tired of dropped inputs,lag spikes, delay of game,and dropped connections.When wil they fix this game online ......when???

#35
RA_MO said on June 14, 2010 at 5:26 p.m.

I guess I will look into them. Thank you. Remember all. All choices you have in mind are welcome and if there are no more, I guess Chun-Li's choices are the best by default lol

#36
SnakeX said on June 14, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

@33

I hope you weren't implying that Chun Li is a low tier character...

#37
Garcian_Ulmeyda said on June 14, 2010 at 5:35 p.m.

HEY EVERYONE IT'S ALREADY UP ON PS3 THE TOURNEY PATCH IS ALREADY UP GET IN NOW!!!!

#38
Amnesiac said on June 14, 2010 at 5:43 p.m.

Please fix Hakan's overlapping moves... Oil Rocket comes out with a quarter circle motion at very unwanted times...

#39
RidingTheHorse said on June 14, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.

It's already here follks. playing it now. saw the update when i went to go load up.

#40
RA_MO said on June 14, 2010 at 5:50 p.m.

Now I must really improve if I am to ever be a pro one day

^_^ So excited

#41
monkeydhugo said on June 14, 2010 at 6:09 p.m.

Ps3!! Ftw playing

#42
djoxyy said on June 14, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.

Still waiting for PC version :(

#43
ChunLi said on June 14, 2010 at 6:14 p.m.

@37
Eh, Kikosho is really helping her but, honestly, I think she still has yet to have solid ground on the higher tiers.

#44
Penicio_Deltoro said on June 14, 2010 at 6:16 p.m.

....

#45
Penicio_Deltoro said on June 14, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.

why no points??????
why animation of the damn slots so long?
Why you have to check others match...?

Capcom are noobs for online gaming..

They should've also added a `Rematch`feature on a non-existing `Player match`feature..

I'm so disapointed.. This tournament thing is same as Endless battle but with a trophy picture in the end..
Congratulations.....Can't wait to collect the titles :(

#46
Penicio_Deltoro said on June 14, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.

Vanilla SF's online was better ?

#47
Dan_CiTi said on June 14, 2010 at 6:29 p.m.

Yeah, I just signed onto PSN and got the update when I played SSFIV. The download took like 1-2 minutes if that.

#48
Penicio_Deltoro said on June 14, 2010 at 6:35 p.m.

no rankings...

#49
IrPanda said on June 14, 2010 at 6:42 p.m.

@44 but she is certainly not low tier.....

#50
Hayate1984 said on June 14, 2010 at 6:52 p.m.

Why is not like vanilla tournament with ranking, that was insanely fun and exciting. This DLC = crap

#51
f1ip said on June 14, 2010 at 6:53 p.m.

they need a search feature in the replays, i filter all the battle logs and see all chun li, i dont want to watch CHANNELS.

#52
f1ip said on June 14, 2010 at 6:55 p.m.

they need a search feature in the replay section to search up specific characters. like a filter on the battle logs so i can see only see chun li fights. i dont want to watch CHANNELS with some guy i dont know and discuss the match.***********

#53
kingofthesharks said on June 14, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Can't join any friggin sessions for some reason. Even the few tournaments i've managed to get in have never finished because disconnections and crap. It's not worth it today at least. Maybe the connections will work better tomorrow. idk whats going on maybe its just me.

#54
Penicio_Deltoro said on June 14, 2010 at 7:12 p.m.

a full 8 player tourny lasts like half an hour..
Matches should occur simultanously wtf?
Can't understand what they were thinking

#55
RA_MO said on June 14, 2010 at 7:16 p.m.

I almost won one... *sigh* I guess I have to try harder next time.

#56
L said on June 14, 2010 at 7:18 p.m.

@55 "matches should occur simultaneously"... holy sh.... they don't?

#57
AnBear said on June 14, 2010 at 7:19 p.m.

What about the avatar items?

#58
stardr said on June 14, 2010 at 7:19 p.m.

I wanted to do fix the Ultra II to Akuma =(

#59
Pig_Red said on June 14, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.

Tournament Mode is awful. Where is Championship Mode?

#60
riku45 said on June 14, 2010 at 7:49 p.m.

is the new mode out on the 360 yet?

#61
Penicio_Deltoro said on June 14, 2010 at 8:02 p.m.

we need to start a petition for championship mode

#62
Fishsauce said on June 14, 2010 at 8:34 p.m.

I like what everybody suggested above, CAPCOM please listen.

#63
Blanks said on June 14, 2010 at 8:42 p.m.

I loved championship mode! I would be so happy if they brought it back. I'd sign any petition for it that came up.

#64
padplayer said on June 14, 2010 at 8:42 p.m.

I have a ps3 and i'm on the east coast.. i download tournament mode about two 1/2 hrs ago. its pretty cool, for right now the only down side is when some when has a weak signal /connection there is a very bad lag durning the matches,viewing or playing.other then that. its cool. a new mode.i like that. did then do the patches on ibuki and the unblockables??????

#65
MrTanooki said on June 14, 2010 at 8:44 p.m.

Wow people want championship mode?

Does anybody realize it was just ranked mode except it was harder to lose points?

#66
padplayer said on June 14, 2010 at 8:46 p.m.

I have a ps3 and i'm on the east coast.. i download tournament mode about two 1/2 hrs ago. its good stuff, for right now the only down side is when someone has a weak signal /connection there is a very bad lag durning the matches,viewing or playing ,and most of the time your kick out do to host leaving...other then that. its cool. It's new mode to keep the hype up.i like that.Where the patches on ibuki and the unblockables fixed as well??????

#67
THawk said on June 14, 2010 at 8:51 p.m.

Doesn't Capcom try this sh*t out? Do they not sit there and think 'man this is mad slow, maybe we should speed it up'?

#68
Pig_Red said on June 14, 2010 at 8:58 p.m.

@67

Unlike Ranked Mode, Championship Mode was a matchmaking system with a fixed set of rules, i.e. no 30 second rounds. Lack of point loss just meant that you weren't punished for using a low tier or secondary character. Boosting was impossible in Championship Mode as well because of the bracket system. It was the far superior matchmaking system.

#69
ds123 said on June 14, 2010 at 9:03 p.m.

Posted by Clovr4Lyf on June 14, 2010 at 8:42 p.m. #65

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtORKW...

Guy needs a patch? really?
----------------------------------

What don't you get that they are fixing bugs, not buffing characters? The bug let you COMBO into a throw on Guy. Which should be impossible in any circumstances.

#70
SAMURAI said on June 14, 2010 at 9:04 p.m.

@ #67

Do you realize that in Championship mode you could win championships? Every round you fight a better opponent, that's a challenge.

#71
JetX said on June 14, 2010 at 9:06 p.m.

played on tournament mode quite fun actualy :D

#72
HouZanTo said on June 14, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.

There is another thing that they updated with the patch on PSN, IDK about Xbox Live though. U can see what mode ur friends r playing on ur list. After the title of the game, ull see the mode in parenthesis. Kinda like how MW2 was.

#73
RA_MO said on June 14, 2010 at 10:25 p.m.

Just wondering... Is fight stick difficult to pick up?

#74
Keepy989 said on June 14, 2010 at 10:29 p.m.

Lol at people complaining about something free

#75
kidd said on June 14, 2010 at 10:48 p.m.

@74.. thats already in the 360 version...

#76
MrOzZie said on June 15, 2010 at 12:19 a.m.

I agree with some people here.....
Bring back Championship mode !!!!!!!!!!
This mode seems pointless,its like endless battle,but hey if u win u get crappy trophy,instead of points.
What goes on now ?????? Is Capcom getting lazy ????? Im not one to whine,but come on now.Id gladly pay for more stages,more costumes,more modes,more characters,but Capcom does not seem interested in these ideas !!!!

#77
LunaSlave said on June 15, 2010 at 12:56 a.m.

I realize that what they *aren't* doing, at least at this time, are buffs/nerfs beyond fixing glitches, and I'm fine with that for now.

Should they ever get around to buffing the weaker characters, I have but a single request - Hakan should start the round oiled up.

#78
JamRock said on June 15, 2010 at 1:22 a.m.

DAMN YOU CAPCOM HOW DARE YOU GIVE ME A FREE UPDATE!! lmao stop complaining just dnt play tournament mode problem solved

#79
BajanBlanka said on June 15, 2010 at 1:23 a.m.

I've won 4 outta 5 touraments ive been in on psn and I haven't gotten any titles yet....Is there a certain amount I have to win to get these special titles?

#80
Smorgasboard said on June 15, 2010 at 1:31 a.m.

This is like watching people comment on the article that they are trying to log into Facebook.

Tournament mode was meant to emulate the experience of playing at the arcade. Instead of playing your matches simultaneously, you watch and chat about the current match. Instead of collecting points, you get the title of champion.

Pushing for the social aspect of arcades into the game is Capcom's way of attracting staunch arcade players in Japan. They relented with the arcade version eventually but development was already well on the way. Grinding championship points just didn't fit into the arcade concept.

I hope to see more support for more players, team tournaments in the future and even double eliminations.

#81
GAMEKILLERSPSN said on June 15, 2010 at 1:37 a.m.

WTF! I live in London and I don't have the update!
Anyone knows when Europe can get the Download ?
Capcom YOU SUCK!

#82
Pein said on June 15, 2010 at 2:28 a.m.

the PSN updates add status under your name in friend list
example
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV [ NETWORK BATTLE ]

it was on xbl now on psn too

#83
Cody said on June 15, 2010 at 3:31 a.m.

Europe - XBL - Available

#84
cactusjack said on June 15, 2010 at 5:34 a.m.

bring back championship this is ok[tournament]but i for one liked the grade system

#85
Supersf4 said on June 15, 2010 at 5:51 a.m.

Available in u.k psn.
Netcode is pretty good in ssf4,if both players only using connection on their ps3 and nothing else.
The funny thing is i hear scrub this scrub that,but when they finally get a player that is good,the only way they can beat them is by scrubbing the players connection so he has no block no combos and has to play 1 hits mostly hk and hp.

#86
mr_e said on June 15, 2010 at 6:39 a.m.

its decent. besides its free. if you want points play the rank matches. also the bugs have beeen fixed so its decent. maybe a team tourney match would be better.

#87
blacksquid said on June 15, 2010 at 6:45 a.m.

@#84
Chat with angry kids and watch 7 matches out of 8? That's less than 10% of play!
Tetris will end up being more exciting. I should get an appointment with my shrink for my ADD medicine!

Sounds like ranked is the only "competitive" choice with absolutely no matchmaking/rules... Ugh. Go endless...

#88
SunAndSteel said on June 15, 2010 at 6:49 a.m.

I'm really pleased they've done this but can't help think that an offline version would be more awesome, a la the mode in the old Super Street Fighter or even the one in Smash Bros. Melee ( I know, dirty words... ) which could handle huge numbers but you couldn't switch characters.

I hope, like some others have said, that this is the first step and they plan to expand on it in the future. It would be great online but I would really like to see something included for offline as well.

#89
blacksquid said on June 15, 2010 at 6:53 a.m.

^^
I shouldn't get up so early... so that's 8 players... 1 match out of 6 - 16% of play.

#90
Aris said on June 15, 2010 at 6:58 a.m.

People stop complaining. Be grateful it's not like we are paying for it anyway

#91
blacksquid said on June 15, 2010 at 7:20 a.m.

That's the funniest argument... YES we DID pay for it. The consumer SHOULD bitch about the products he bought if they are not up to the level of quality they should be.

#92
SF2FOREVER said on June 15, 2010 at 7:26 a.m.

My opinion after playing 2 tourns.
1)I don't know if it's just my connection or something. I can't seem to get in alot of to tourns, EVEn when I can clearly see that the room is half empty.
2)20 to 30mins for 1 tourn with 8 players? why? because the tourn is not going on simultaneously. why?????

I personally think tourn DLC does not meet the hype. It does NOT add anything new to what there is no, just a more tedious team battle with a different look and ofcourse more frustration to sit and sit and wait and wait because it's not going on simultaneously. It should have been included with the disc.

I would prefer a 4 player ENdless battle anyday over this.

btw, have they patched the games yet? or the DLC from yesterday is just the Tourn Mode itself?

thanks

#93
Focusflute said on June 15, 2010 at 7:30 a.m.

Won my tournament the first time I played. It only took 30 dang minutes to win. WTF?

3 Matches in 30 minutes is not fun.

It was waaaaaaayyyyyy more waiting than playing. I hated sitting there and watching my opponents play. DUMB!

They should have the brackets run themselves at the same time. I can't remember but I think HDR did this and the tournaments ran much faster.

#94
Chunners said on June 15, 2010 at 7:32 a.m.

Yeah the brackets ran themselves in hdr until you were eliminated at which time you could watch the remaining tourney.

#95
trauma213 said on June 15, 2010 at 8:28 a.m.

what a waste! i played this mode once, thats all i need. waste of time and disk space. GG capcom you suck balls.

#96
JerseyFame said on June 15, 2010 at 8:45 a.m.

lawl @ GG capcom

Why r u guys mad that they r fixing bugs and giving u stuff for free.

I think a little incentive to play this mode would be worthwhile...like if you win a certain amount of championships u get one of the downloadable costume packs...

If Capcom did that, the lobbies would be on fire!

*another great idea from JerseyFame*

#97
Smorgasboard said on June 15, 2010 at 10:19 a.m.

Even if the brackets were played simultaneously, I doubt anyone would actually enjoy tournament mode. What you really should be telling Capcom is that you don't want to socialize online and you only want to grind out points. You only need other players because you need them to lose to you.

#98
freekill said on June 15, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.

omg.. am i the only one here who ENJOYS watching other people play? I mean come on.. if u want to fight all the time the Tournament Mode just isnt designed for u, just shut up and go play ranked or endless with a 2-3 men lobby..

but there are also friends who enjoy playing together and also like to play "competively" without using imagination in endless mode. Tournament Mode is just a little competition without the pressure of losing points or whatever

#99
TheMasterPlayer said on June 15, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.

Bleh... Tournament mode sucks. it's just like endless battle for some reason. I played it once today and I find no incentive in playing the mode any longer. @ 100 JerseyFame has a nice idea going on. Capcom should give tournament winners special free downloadable contents like free costume packs instead of lousy trophies.

Yea yea I know it's a free DLC but c'mon, this better be just a small step towards something much better in the future. I agree with the others, Capcom should expand on the tournament mode and what not and offer some real incentives in the very near future. Otherwise, It's a close to useless addition in my opinion.

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