Updated: Balance changes for new Street Fighter 4 update - Cammy, Ken, Fei Long, Chun-Li, T. Hawk and more

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 13, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. PDT
Updated: Balance changes for new Street Fighter 4 update - Cammy, Ken, Fei Long, Chun-Li, T. Hawk and more Updated: This story has been updated with balance changes for Ken, Dudley, Chun-Li, T. Hawk, Cammy, Balrog, E. Honda, Ibuki, Fei Long, Yang, Vega, Rose, Makoto and Oni in the new Street Fighter 4 series update. Hit the jump to check them all out.

At the Capcom Street Fighter Nation! EVO 2013 panel, staff members made a series of notes which were transcribed by the community. This included some general notes of what they're trying to do with the new SF4 series update and change notes for 11 cast members.

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General


• Capcom is aware of unblockables and attempting to fix them, no details on how yet.

• Goals were to decrease the gap between high and low tier characters in SF4 with balance changes.

Balrog (Boxer)


• Faster charging of his Turn Punch.

• Less Headbutt recovery.

• Farther range on his Ultra 2.

Cammy


• Cannon Stride can be done LOWER to the ground now.

• Damage reduced on Hard attacks.

• Stun reduced on Hard attacks.

• They tried to reduce the "2 combos and you're dead" effect.

Chun-Li


• Health increased to 950.

• EX Fireball knocks down on hit.

• EX Flip Kick breaks armor.

• Increased her damage.

• Down-Toward + Light Kick anti air appears to be back.

Dudley


• Short Swing Blow has throw invincibility.

• He's been given better hit boxes on some of his attacks (e.g. Kidney Blow).

• All Target Combos do more damage.

E. Honda


• Ultra 2 has more range.

• Ultra 1 has a faster start up.

• Jump Toward MP has a smaller hurt box.

Fei Long


• Rekka Ken range nerfed.


Ibuki


• Less vortex for her.

• More defense options.

• Soft knockdown now on Neckbreakers, but EX version is still a hard knockdown.

• EX DP will have more invincibility.

• Spin Kicks have a larger and lowered hit box.

Ken


• Faster walk speed.

• Crouching Hard Kick has a shorter start up.

• Standing Light Punch combos into Crouching Hard Kick now.

• Ultra 1 does more damage when it connections without the full animation playing.

Makoto


• One simple note, she'll be buffed and not nerfed.

• These details aren't official, and more notes will be coming soon about this fighter.


Oni


• Ultra 2 motion change, will be quarter-circle forward + 3x Kick now.

• EX Slash will be safer on block.

• These details aren't official, and more notes will be coming soon about this fighter.

Rose


• EX Soul Spiral has full invincibility now.

• Does more damage now on most of her moves.

• These details aren't official, and more notes will be coming soon about this fighter.

T. Hawk


• Faster walk speed.

• Crouching Medium Kick is special cancelable.

• Ultra 2 has been improved.

Vega (Claw)


• Hit stun increased on Crouching Light Punch.

• Faster start up on Ultra 1.

• Faster start up on Ultra 2.

Yang


• Faster walk speed.

• Shorter start up on Standing Light Kick.

• Better Jumping Medium Kick.

Also, here's a video from MetalMusicMan04 showing off Fei's Rekka Ken change.
Sources: MetalMusicMan04, Rentahamster, and TheKingOfMars.

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