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New Vega classic stage, balance change updates, return of the Thailand stage, coming to Street Fighter 5 on May 30th

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 25, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. PDT • Comments: 152

Capcom's large CFN update for Street Fighter 5 is set to go live on May 30th. Along with the initial balance changes, the improvements to the online infrastructure, and the game's 3rd DLC character, Ed, Capcom will be adding some more treats for players.

For starters, another classic Street Fighter 2 stage is entering the mix. Players will be able to pick up Vega's classic Spain stage complete with the cage in the background.

Now called "Flamenco Tavern," players can acquire this stage for $3.99 / ¥400 / €3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money. Vega players will be able to climb the cage, just like in Street Fighter 2.

Street Fighter 5 Vega stage image #1 Street Fighter 5 Vega stage image #2

Additionally, the classic Thailand stage will become available again with the updated background music for $3.99 / ¥400 / €3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money.
On top of the long list of balance changes set to drop on May 30th, we'll be seeing the following alterations as well. Capcom has confirmed to EventHubs that these aren't new changes, simply ones that were not initially listed in the original patch notes.

Additional balance changes


Turn Punch

① Level 1 - 6 Motion: Added throw invincibility for frames 1-18F.

② Level 1 - 3 Motion: Changed to upper body and projectile invincibility from frames 3-18F.

③ Level 4 - 6 Motion: Changed to attack and projectile invincibility from frames 3-18F.

④ Level 7 - 10 (Final) Motion: Changed to complete invincibility from frames 1-18F


Passion Press

Hitbox was reduced


Stand Heavy Punch

Changed the total frames from 44F ⇒ 42F

Back Throw

Reduced the distance from the opponent after hit.

Capcom has also provided information on the new monthly challenges set to come along with the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Premier Pass. Those who purchase will receive the CPT content for this year, as well as access to these challenges that allow players to earn quite a bit of money.

Each monthly challenge will only be available for the month it's tied to, so one the first of the next month rolls around you won't be able to complete it any more.

Here's the challenge breakdown.

Street Fighter 5 Vega stage image #3

The latest Unity blog notes that anyone who signs into the new CFN between May 30th and June 13th (PST) will be rewarded with a 50,000 Fight Money bonus. So, if you're looking to pick up Season 2's latest DLC character, this bonus will get you halfway there.

Ed will be available for purchase on May 30th for $5.99 or 100,000 FM.

Source: Capcom Unity. Sent in by battlemon, shinwar, BLACK_PHOENIX3, cuzzo, and cris25.
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