Next Street Fighter 5 beta confirmed by new patch

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 13, 2016 at 6:55 p.m. PST

A brand new, three gigabyte update for Street Fighter 5 just became available on PlayStation 4. After downloading, we've found that update is for an "overall renew for next beta test."

We don't yet have any information as to how many characters will be available, when this beta will begin or how long it will last, but we have reached out to Capcom for more information.

You can see the screen shots of the update information below.

SF5 Beta 4 image #1 SF5 Beta 4 image #2
Click images for larger versions

Thus far, we haven't seen any information for updates on Steam, but we'll keep you posted as we learn more.

Tip sent in by Ragndmn, Chunbelievable, Moogletee and BakuSpirit.

Comments

Anabyss said on January 13, 2016 at 6:58 p.m.

"Mysterious" Large update is R.Mika's Uncensored Azz

#1
GunMetal said on January 13, 2016 at 6:59 p.m.

Come on stress test! :D

#2
Sarcastic_Black_Koshinomi said on January 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.

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#3
XxUltimacloudxX said on January 13, 2016 at 7:01 p.m.

Awwwww sht Cmon to steam and make that a mini stress test pls ! lol I need my SF V fix " I am addicted " lol.

Hopefully this patch hits steam within an hour or so.

#4
BLACK_PHOENIX3 said on January 13, 2016 at 7:01 p.m.

mysterious... FANG??

#5
LeonHartEX said on January 13, 2016 at 7:05 p.m.

I FREAKING KNEW IT!!!

#6
ArmandoBroncas said on January 13, 2016 at 7:06 p.m.

Could a beta turn into a proper demo?

#7
kdillon7323 said on January 13, 2016 at 7:12 p.m.

If you have a PC and you need a "fix" that bad, why not get the cracked beta

#8
Dblock209 said on January 13, 2016 at 7:16 p.m.

They updated the title from the "Mysterious update to SFV Beta" to "Street Fighter V beta confirmed" but the contents of the article is the same...

When is this beta happening!?!?!?

#9
mcknight8279109 said on January 13, 2016 at 7:21 p.m.

Lol Hopefully they just make it playable until the 16th
Then throw us a curveball on day one with 3 critical arts and close normals

#10
LeonHartEX said on January 13, 2016 at 7:24 p.m.

I hope the New York stage becomes selectable.

Just want to hear the awesome tune for it.

#11
Smorgasboard said on January 13, 2016 at 7:26 p.m.

I imagine any beta can only be playable up to a few days before 16th so that they'll have time to fix any issues discovered.

Also, I hope they dont add 2 more crirical artart and close normal.

#12
FREE1UP said on January 13, 2016 at 7:27 p.m.

Start that ish up one more time :)

#13
Moogletee said on January 13, 2016 at 7:29 p.m.

Yay for contributing!
:D

#14
GunMetal said on January 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Capcom with the ninja updates. hopefully it'll be this weekend.

#15
FGLover90 said on January 13, 2016 at 7:31 p.m.

for the love of everything let me just use F.A.N.G i been itching to use him

#16
Action_John said on January 13, 2016 at 7:35 p.m.

Something worth noting, officially the beta phases were classified as Closed Betas.

This is just my speculation, but I could imagine this alluding to a potential Open Beta phase, which would be an amazing way for Capcom to strengthen their netcode as much as they want to before the game's release.

#17
zombiebrian said on January 13, 2016 at 7:36 p.m.

Great news can't wait

#18
Rushfest said on January 13, 2016 at 7:39 p.m.

That is exactly what I was thinking as a lot of online games do this as well.

#19
XxUltimacloudxX said on January 13, 2016 at 7:43 p.m.

Cmon capcom respond to e-hubs and tell us when its going to go live. >.< the sooner the better.

#20
BBOYRICKSTER said on January 13, 2016 at 7:48 p.m.

-_- where's the beta test for the PC i only got to play the beta once

#21
MissBimbo said on January 13, 2016 at 7:48 p.m.

Why is it 1.08 though. I thought we had 1.09 for the last beta.

#22
humanspider said on January 13, 2016 at 7:49 p.m.

I'll pass. Release is right around the corner. I can wait...

#23
Clearzova4950 said on January 13, 2016 at 7:56 p.m.

I hope we get F.A.N.G and only a few characters. I seriously wanna try him out. I'm guessing they're going for a quick open-beta.

#24
Clearzova4950 said on January 13, 2016 at 7:56 p.m.

Dammit John! One step ahead of me!

#25
FightDirty said on January 13, 2016 at 7:57 p.m.

Agreed. I'm ready for the official release. Done with the beta. I've already paid for the game twice so I don't need any more convincing; just bring on February.

#26
Kirin said on January 13, 2016 at 7:57 p.m.

Prepare for new buffs and nerfs LOL

#27
SnakeX said on January 13, 2016 at 8:03 p.m.

It's not going to be an open beta or another full blown beta phase, the game is out in a month now. If anything it's one final stress test that will likely also feature F.A.N.G. to give people a taste of what he's capable of, on top of pushing the servers one more time before launch.

#28
MN7 said on January 13, 2016 at 8:11 p.m.

Yesss. This is probably to test F.A.N.G vs the cast and a couple of minor tweaks. But more importantly I think the reason. For the beta is to continue polishing the netcode. I honestly think there will be another beta after this one and a ln early release for those that preordered, as a thank you. Capcom pls make my wish come true damnit!!!

#29
Rushfest said on January 13, 2016 at 8:13 p.m.

But its 3 gigs, thats a good amount of data for just a stress test, they could have easily left the beta alone and just turned it back on to test the servers.

#30
DMG2039 said on January 13, 2016 at 8:19 p.m.

What if when the official Game Drops the censoring will be gone

#31
JFord78 said on January 13, 2016 at 8:20 p.m.

Anxious to find that F.A.N.G tech.

#32
fawaz said on January 13, 2016 at 8:25 p.m.

Oh PLEASE Capcom, don't make it a PS4-only beta test!

#33
kumokgb said on January 13, 2016 at 8:25 p.m.

What if they launch the beta and leave it running until release! Wouldn't that be something.

#34
Urdojo said on January 13, 2016 at 8:28 p.m.

That would be the best... dream ever.

#35
BadmeetsEvil said on January 13, 2016 at 8:32 p.m.

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#36
Dblock209 said on January 13, 2016 at 8:32 p.m.

Who care!? Play DOA if you want to see ass.

Besides.... You can still clearly see Mika and Laura bouncing all over the place while fighting.

#37
dvex said on January 13, 2016 at 8:34 p.m.

so let me guess capcom is going to put this beta from february 5-7th cause i got 2 midterms just like they put it during my october midterms and december finals... man school sucks

#38
BadmeetsEvil said on January 13, 2016 at 8:38 p.m.

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#39
kumokgb said on January 13, 2016 at 8:44 p.m.

Well, it would be mean it's playable but not officially launched.

That would mean that if you didn't pay for the game, you'd have to pay for it, and the leaderboards would also be reset.

#40
DyoSan said on January 13, 2016 at 8:45 p.m.

Capcom don't love pc gamers.

#41
BritishTea said on January 13, 2016 at 8:48 p.m.

I'VE JUST BOUGHT MYSELF A PS4 STICK SO I'M PREPARED THIS TIME!

#42
unseenpotential01 said on January 13, 2016 at 8:49 p.m.

On the contrary sir... there is no ass like Mika ass.

Just ask Vega....

#43
aeropolis1 said on January 13, 2016 at 8:58 p.m.

PC players hax The game, they are damage

#44
Technically_BetR said on January 13, 2016 at 8:58 p.m.

cold feet.

#45
Hypermarth said on January 13, 2016 at 9 p.m.

Yeah, it also probably wouldn't have story mode, offline training mode, local versus mode, challenege mode replays etc... so the full version would still include a lot. (Also yeah, the reset of online points)

#46
XxUltimacloudxX said on January 13, 2016 at 9:06 p.m.

Well if E-hubs didnt get an answer yet I am assuming this is a false alarm or at least wont even get a word about whats going on until tomorrow at the earliest.

#47
TrueGamingGuru said on January 13, 2016 at 9:12 p.m.

Like that would ever happen, I don't see Capcom will drop the changes based on interviews from Yoshinori Ono & Matt Dahlgren explain on why they altered risqué images since Capcom only cares about trying to appeal to every single soul including new born child.

Ono explanation: http://shoryuken.com/2015/12/08/ono-s...

Matt explanation: http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2015/de...

The only chances (outside of mods) will ever see censor drops is either after game came out & Capcom decides to reinsert the old camera angles (which I wouldn't hold My breath for, since there might be a chance that it will never happen), or if Capcom should put their focus on audience that is between Teens & Adults. (even if it means having a Mature Rated Street Fighter game)

#48
coolcamx said on January 13, 2016 at 9:13 p.m.

@Bad meets evil either that or they are *puts on shades* a FAMILY MAN.

#49
KellyNUTS said on January 13, 2016 at 9:22 p.m.

Sony are heavily invested in this game, not Steam, PCMR should be happy they are getting SFV at all!! :p
Seriously though, it would be wise for both Sony & Capcom to put this out on PC, along with a full public beta that runs a week or 2 until release, would bring in massive interest to new potential players!

#50
streetman88 said on January 13, 2016 at 9:52 p.m.

I sooo hope that its that. I I'm tired of seeing Capcoms solution to "not offend people" in SF5 with Mika and Cammy. I REALLY want to use Mika as my second main and have fun with her as she was INTENDED to be from the get go, but not at the expense of that horrible hack job they did to her CA.

#51
streetman88 said on January 13, 2016 at 9:54 p.m.

I really hope that's true.

#52
PotatoMan said on January 13, 2016 at 10:03 p.m.

A little late, but how do I sign up for a beta if I haven't preordered the game or missed previous ones? Hoping to play some Fang. Gonna commit to him all the way!

#53
streetman88 said on January 13, 2016 at 10:09 p.m.

"Sigh". Everytime I see Ono's and Matts explanation on why they changed the camera angles almost makes me not want to play this game, seriously. The only reason I'm still getting this at this point is because of Chun-li (and to a lesser extent Laura). To me this is basically Capcom telling us we cant have sexy characters doing sexy things in Street Fighter.

How they even allowed Poison into the series with all her risqué assets and what not is beyond me.

#54
TheMasterPlayer said on January 13, 2016 at 10:10 p.m.

Maybe all the characters will be playable all at the same time, in this beta? That would be awesome.

#55
70desubels said on January 13, 2016 at 10:13 p.m.

Day 1 Alex

Alpha/sf3/cvs announcer options

Custom combo (v-combo?)

Australia stage

#56
takuma said on January 13, 2016 at 10:19 p.m.

Sony aren't stupid. They're heavily invested in the game as their flagship eSport title. They want it to be as successful as possible in that regard and that means being on PC. But besides that, Sony realizes they aren't in competition with PC. Only with Microsoft.

#57
Agentownshiprebelion said on January 13, 2016 at 10:20 p.m.

You have to preorder for the ps4, pre-purchase on PC.(Unless they make the next beta an open one.) That was the only way. we had three betas already and I am not sure if there is going to be another one. This article suggests there might be one but it could be something small like four hours or a few days. We don't know yet.

#58
DougQuaidHauser said on January 13, 2016 at 11:09 p.m.
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#59
DougQuaidHauser said on January 13, 2016 at 11:13 p.m.

Western problems....

#60
Thor21 said on January 13, 2016 at 11:20 p.m.

We're getting the 6 DLC characters plus new Boss Characters. PC probably won't see this as to to keep prying eyes awAy until the release.

#61
Kurtlol said on January 14, 2016 at 12:09 a.m.

Pc MasterWait, once again.

#62
real_MAHVEL_god said on January 14, 2016 at 12:28 a.m.

i am surprised they never did an open beta, but they did say pre orders would get 3 phases. this is the 4th so this might be an open one for everyone to play

#63
Kijui said on January 14, 2016 at 12:35 a.m.

omg I hope they release FANG's full theme

#64
bosanovaX said on January 14, 2016 at 12:50 a.m.

This weekend please Capcom, I've got jack all on and SFV would fill that void.

#65
LeonX said on January 14, 2016 at 1 a.m.

Hope it will be a proper beta running during the weekend, not a stress test between thursday and friday u__u

#66
Bajocontinuo said on January 14, 2016 at 1:08 a.m.

Can someone explain what happened to the "stage fatalities"? maybe those 3 gigs are part that.... my theory is that they are going to add them on the release date but who knows 3 gigs its a lot

#67
mcknight8279109 said on January 14, 2016 at 1:15 a.m.

Can you guys please stop with the censorship stuff. We got folks talking about not playing as r Mika because of the censored ultra. As a gamer we should be desensitized to stuff like that. If you're old enough to remember r Mika from alpha then you're old enough to have seen some real cheeks by now.
Plus if you kill with r Mika's ex air grab it freeze frames on the opponent eating r mika's booty like groceries. That's WAAAAAAY worse than her smacking her butt cheeks lol.

#68
DaveNotti said on January 14, 2016 at 1:16 a.m.

Stage Fatalities? Bruh, do you realize what game you're speaking of? Unless sarcasm?

#69
Kurtlol said on January 14, 2016 at 1:26 a.m.

He is talking about the bus and noodle stuff I believe.

they were gone in the beta, so maybe they're going to let us buy them with Zeny lol

#70
CKNG said on January 14, 2016 at 1:37 a.m.

pc pls biblethump

#71
dangerbreed said on January 14, 2016 at 2:32 a.m.

They sure needed another beta.

#72
noacosmic said on January 14, 2016 at 3:04 a.m.

Not interested in the beta anymore. The release date is around the corner, and since Combofiend says the game is going to be quite different from day one, what's the point of playing the beta? I'll pass and wait for the pre-order download to kick in.

#73
StreetPussy said on January 14, 2016 at 3:38 a.m.

Me too, finally got a PS4 too, I'm ready!

#74
Vasco said on January 14, 2016 at 4:23 a.m.

Wasn't the latest beta version 1.09?

#75
masquedmonk said on January 14, 2016 at 4:34 a.m.

It sure was version 1.09. Ruh-roh....

#76
Catalysts_Evil_Brother said on January 14, 2016 at 4:59 a.m.

Guys! What if this is THE FULL GAME!!!!!!!!! Not a beta! What are your opinions on this? I think it is very likely.

#77
masquedmonk said on January 14, 2016 at 5:09 a.m.

Nah, too early for pre-loading or a day one patch.

It is possible that they rolled back to 1.08 and incorporated whatever 1.09 was into it, who knows. I'm not at home so I don't know if I'm getting this "new" update yet.

#78
Avengedguy said on January 14, 2016 at 5:17 a.m.

Cammy buffs ?

#79
humanspider said on January 14, 2016 at 5:48 a.m.

I'm glad there's no steam update. You can thank Moddah for that..

#80
Arcade said on January 14, 2016 at 5:57 a.m.

whats the point of beta if the full version was leaked?
😝

#81
Aaqibrawat91 said on January 14, 2016 at 6:16 a.m.

Do you think the game has a last boss ?
Or a story mode ?

#82
mcknight8279109 said on January 14, 2016 at 6:22 a.m.

Akuma is already in the game lol
Shin Akuma too lol
He's been in all the other ones so why not this one

#83
IAmTheMikko said on January 14, 2016 at 6:26 a.m.

Seeing as they've been teasing a more extensive story than any previous SF game, I'd say it's a pretty safe bet there will be some manner of story mode.

#84
GunMetal said on January 14, 2016 at 6:26 a.m.

Story mode was confirmed months ago. They're looking at what NRS did from mk9 onward for inspiration. Hopefully that means no more slideshows or poorly animated bookends for each character.

#85
CharmingRogue said on January 14, 2016 at 6:51 a.m.

Eventhubs always so fast with the newspost when it isn't even confirmed yet. It could even be just the pre-load for when it gets released or something, you don't know ;_;

#86
Clearzova4950 said on January 14, 2016 at 6:57 a.m.

The game literally releases the week after... No big deal.

#87
Enochrewt said on January 14, 2016 at 7:11 a.m.

Damn I just decided that there was no reason to keep the beta around and deleted it last night. Oh well.

#88
UNV_Rasta said on January 14, 2016 at 7:19 a.m.

Yes SFV! They hype is real!

#89
Catalyst said on January 14, 2016 at 7:23 a.m.

Except in the patch notes it outright says...

"Overall renewal for next Beta Test"

#90
Kijui said on January 14, 2016 at 7:50 a.m.

We got the editor with the Snipes... Shots Fired! Call da amberlamps!

#91
Kijui said on January 14, 2016 at 7:51 a.m.

R.I.P. in pieces, hombre!

#92
Galaxis said on January 14, 2016 at 8:03 a.m.

I've never heard of amberlamps. But amberlands! I have heard of... :X

#93
leonardo_xp_38 said on January 14, 2016 at 8:04 a.m.

i think this is a last beta

#94
masquedmonk said on January 14, 2016 at 8:18 a.m.

If you're on PS4, is it still in your library? You should be able to get it. I think even my PSN account shows the beta as "purchased" in the store, so you may be able to get it back.

#95
Haradeas said on January 14, 2016 at 8:26 a.m.

If that happens I will be hooked 4 life on Capcom! :D

#96
GingerGod said on January 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Pls dont play the game, you wont be missed !

Underage idiotic morons like yourself are, i think i can speak on behalf of the majority, not welcome at all!

You are a noone , and noone cares about you! Give it away, or sell the game, or ask for a refund just pls dont play it, Capcom and the community will do just fine without the likes of you.

I am risking a ban here, but i simply cant stand, looking at the same comments related to censorship, everytime on almost every article on this website!

pls, avoid them, dont reply to them (this is my first and last time i replied to a "censorship" comment) just pretend they dont exist , and with time they will fade away. Dont feed those morons with inteligence because they cant handle it, just leave em die out.

#97
Kijui said on January 14, 2016 at 8:37 a.m.

Whats the number to 911?

#98
humanspider said on January 14, 2016 at 8:48 a.m.

Damn... LOL. Unfortunately, this is the internet and this will just feed the trolls. As this game grows, more and more of a younger audience will start to post on these forums (ex. the poster you replied to) and theyre not going to stop. Trust me.

#99
gilgabit said on January 14, 2016 at 9:14 a.m.

Damn, dude. You can state your opinion, but as soon as somebody else voiced their's, it's automatically irrelevant? Personally, I don't care about the camera angle, but I say let the people have their say.

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