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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's day one patch is 21GB

RIP my PlayStation 4 storage space...

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 15, 2018 at 7:01 a.m. PST • Comments: 72

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is set for release tomorrow, and it's going to be a big update. We'll be seeing the addition of a full-fledged Arcade Mode, brand new balance changes for the full cast, a revamped UI, and more.

However, the "big update" description goes for the game's file size as well. According to Capcom UK Community Manager Matt Edwards, the Arcade Edition day one patch will be a whopping 21GB.

Considering how much is being incorporated, it makes sense. Not only will we be seeing the aforementioned content, but Arcade Edition comes equipped with a second V-Trigger for every fighter on the roster.

We'll also be seeing the new Extra Battle Mode that allows players to offer up Fight Money to complete challenges that award them with special costumes modeled after other classic Capcom characters. The first special costume we'll be seeing is Viewtiful Joe for Rashid.

Responding to a follower, Edwards went on to say that the current disc version of AE that people are playing -- mainly due to retailers who have broken the street date -- is a different version number. "The unpatched disc version of AE is Ver.03.000. The patched version will be Ver.03.001," he explained.

I'd imagine that this doesn't mean what we're seeing on the disc right now will be changed when the patch drops tomorrow, just that the ver. 03.001 will be the full update. However, Edwards did not specify.

Matt Edwards' tweet about the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition update file size image #1
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As of right now, it's looking like there won't be a way to pre-download Arcade Edition.

The Street Fighter 5 servers will be down from 5 a.m. until 12 p.m. PDT tomorrow in preparation for the update, so players will be able to get things cooking around noon -- it could be sooner if the servers come back before then, which isn't uncommon.

Mentioned by MaverickHunterX. Photo credit - Kotaku AU.

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