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Street Fighter 5 beta will feature all six characters from E3 build, three stages, and no PS3 fightstick functionality

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 7, 2015 at 8:41 a.m. PDT • Comments: 108

Combofiend over at Capcom Unity has posted an in-depth blog post this morning detailing the upcoming Street Fighter 5 beta, which begins on July 23rd at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT / July 24th at 3 a.m. CEST, 10 a.m. JST.


First up, the characters; all six characters from the E3 build of the game will be playable during the beta test. Ryu, Chun-Li, M. Bison, and Nash will be available right out of the gate, and both Cammy and Birdie will become available on Saturday July 25th. Capcom is delaying these two characters in order to test out their content delivery system.

When players get past the start screen, they will immediately be sent to character select. Once a character is chosen, said player will enter a training room until an opponent is found, and then will return to the character select screen to choose a fighter for the match.

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After the match is over, the player will be sent back to the training stage until another bout begins. Unfortunately, there will be no local versus during Street Fighter 5's beta test as this is mainly a test for online.
Speaking of gameplay, according to the blog post the SF5 beta will not be compatible with PlayStation 3 fightsticks. This is due to the fact that Capcom is still evaluating functionality for the finished product.

Here is another look at Street Fighter 5's Forgotten Waterfall stage.

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Below you will find instructions for each region on how you can gain access to the Street Fighter 5 beta.

North America:

Supported Countries: United States, Canada

Users can get guaranteed Beta access by pre-ordering the product from the following retailers:

GameStop / Amazon / Best Buy / PSN

Beta redemption keys will be e-mailed from the retailer you pre-ordered at starting on 7/20 (Pacific time). Once you get your Beta key, you can input it immediately into PSN to download the Street Fighter V Beta client.

Users who pre-order digitally through PSN will not need to redeem a Beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PSN store starting on 7/20 (Pacific time).

LATAM:

Supported Countries: Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay

Users can get guaranteed Beta access by pre-ordering Street Fighter V on PSN.

Users who pre-order digitally through PSN will not need to redeem a Beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PSN store starting on 7/20 (Pacific time).

Europe & Rest of World:

Supported Countries:

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus , Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, German, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg , Malta, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania , Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Ukraine

Users can sign-up via PSN for a chance at being selected to participate in the Beta program.

You can sign-up at the following link:

Street Fighter V Beta Enroll

Sign-ups will close on 7/15. Users who are selected to participate in the Beta will receive an email on 7/24 with instructions on how to access their Beta redemption key.

Asia:

Supported Countries: Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong

PlayStation Plus members can apply for Beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test Ticket” at the PlayStation Store from 7/9-7/14 (Asia time zones). Notifications will be sent out to selected users starting on 7/21.

Japan:

PlayStation Plus members can apply for Beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test Ticket” at the PlayStation Store from 7/8-7/13 (Asia time zones). Notifications will be sent out to selected users starting on 7/21.

Source: Capcom Unity. Sent in by Shinkuu_Kikoken, Roxnroll, Gamogo, and ZHZ90.
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