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Capcom announces a second Street Fighter 5 CFN update beta set for this month, new DLC character will be playable

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 1, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. PDT • Comments: 153

Capcom has announced that another Street Fighter 5 beta test will be taking place this month. On May 11th through the 14th (PDT), players will be able to test out the upcoming CFN update which includes several new features and improvements, character balance changes, and more.

Much like the previous test period, this beta will be available for free to all PlayStation 4 and PC players. Even if you don't own the game, you can still participate, and there will be crossplay.

Possibly the largest draw here, though, is the fact that Street Fighter 5's next DLC character will be playable during this beta. However, once the beta test has concluded, any online data you have generated and the new fighter will be gone.

Last week, the PlayStation Store confirmed Ed's Season 2 DLC character status by way of a slip up in the description of Street Fighter 5 on the site. Capcom has yet to affirm this, and has kept the identity of the playable beta character a mystery for the time being.

For a breakdown of what else the beta will include, be sure to hit the jump.

2nd beta test features

Rage Quit Penalty System

Back in December, we implemented an update to the Rage Quit System which displayed a special Player Profile Icon for the worst offenders and the most honorable players. These icons are working correctly now and matchmaking logic now takes into account your online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.

Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times

We understand many players were not happy with the load times when entering online matches. There will now be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual Match.

Battle Lounge Country Flags

Country flags should now properly load in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.

Matchmaking Improvements

It should now take less time to find an opponent in online matches. We’ve also added logic which avoids frequently being matched with the same opponent repeatedly.

Fighter Profile Stats

More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on your Fighter Profile.

Country / League Based Rankings

Players will now be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.

Friend Management System

In addition to adding a player to your Favorites, you can now add Friends and follow them on CFN. You can now also Blacklist players.

Interactive Timeline

On the CFN home menu, a live feed of your Friends’ activities is presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, you can immediately add a recent match to your Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage your Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.

In-Game Announcer Voice

The in-game announcer will give you stats on both you and your opponent using data pulled from the server.

Source: Capcom Unity. Sent in by Chewbahkah and bouji.
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