Should Street Fighter 5 receive another balance patch before the start of the 2017 Pro Tour? See what our readers thought via these poll results

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 3, 2017 at 5:43 p.m. PST

Update: The poll in this story has been updated with final results. You can view it after the jump.


Earlier : Capcom has taken an interesting approach to Street Fighter 5 updates in that they have proposed just one major balance change each year, and while that certainly has its perks, some members of the community feel that SF5 should get one more tune up before the Capcom Pro Tour begins in 2017.

From game play mechanics to individual character moves, SF5 received 92 pages worth of changes in its Season 2 patch. Players have been delving in for about a week now as they try to get a handle on this new version of the game.

Tech monster and tournament player Javits recently tweeted about this, and even got a response from Capcom Cup finalist EG|Ricki Ortiz. Arturo Sanchez also brought the idea up on his Twitter:

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Other eSports titles have made it common practice to beta test new patches to give players a chance to find issues like overpowered characters or random bugs.

With 92 pages worth of changes, it seems there'd be plenty of room for unforeseen strengths or weaknesses. As we've seen with just about every popular video game, the public masses can and will find out just about every efficient approach, bug, glitch and secret given enough time.

So we now turn the question over to you. Should Capcom treat these next few months as a beta test for SF5's second season patch, but perhaps tidy up any loose ends the community finds in that time with another patch just before the Pro Tour begins?

Should SF5 receive another balance patch before the start of the 2017 Pro Tour?

1. Yes: 494 votes / 65.2%
2. No: 264 votes / 34.8%

Total votes: 758


Voting has closed

Sources: Arturo Sanchez and Javits Arias.

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