Do we need another balance patch for Season 2? Vesper weighs the potential good and bad of tweaking Street Fighter 5 one more time this year

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 10, 2017 at 6:40 p.m. PST

It is indeed very early yet, and history has shown us that first impressions in fresh fighting games often yield radical opinions that don't stick long term. Still, could Street Fighter 5 use one more shake up before the 2017 Pro Tour launch?


Vesper Arcade investigates this topic in his latest video, comparing Capcom's stated goals for SF5's balance policy and what we've seen thus far in the Season 2 balance patch.

Some top tier characters, (Ryu, R. Mika) were nerfed seemingly into the ground despite Capcom stressing the idea that they'd focus more on bringing the stragglers up instead of slowing the top tiers down.

Decent characters, (Guile and Urien) were seemingly made exponentially better, while lower tier fighters, (F.A.N.G and Alex) appear to have been unjustly nerfed in the community's eyes.

Footage via VesperArcade.

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