Here's how to get started with Street Fighter 5's new Dojo Mode

Velociraptor skeleton not included

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 26, 2018 at 4:31 p.m. PDT

Street Fighter 5 just introduced a new mode unlike any other in the game thus far. Dojo Mode allows players to create a clan with others to train and level up together.

There are a few different moving parts to this new mode, and if you've tried to simply jump in after the update you probably spent a good few minutes scouring the SF5 menus looking without much success. This is because the majority of it is manipulated from the CFN website as opposed to within the game itself.

To get started creating your own, head over to the Shadaloo CFN site and look for the dojo icon in the upper right portion of the home page. It's between the log in button and the notification bell icon.

You'll need to sign in via your PlayStation 4 or PC credentials and once you've done so you'll be be able to begin messing around with initial settings. Pick your alphanumeric name, emblem and answer a few other basic questions about your dojo, then proceed to the next page.

At this point your empty canvas of a stage will be ready to be filled. While your PC is still the platform you'll use to actually implement your customization items, you'll have to jump into the game to get them.

Now you can boot up your copy of Street Fighter 5 and head into the Fighting Chance lottery mode to start obtaining furnishings such as dinosaur bones, vehicles, trinkets and other treasures.

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It'll cost you 500 Fight Money for 10 random items, which was a good enough deal to get us to spend a good 2,000-3,000 FM. There are five "spaces" within which to place items, though some objects will take up more than one space.

If you're not looking to be the master of your own personalized training room, you can choose to join someone else's. New ones are popping up constantly, being themed with specific characters, player levels, player regions and other categories.

When you find a dojo you're interested in joining you'll need to make sure you fit the credentials posed by the dojo Master and that there's still room for newcomers. You can see LevelUp's Wednesday Night Fights dojo here. This one is open to up to 100 members, but it's been filling up quite rapidly already:

Now it seems there's more to this mode coming in October as there is a Dojo Ranking system that has yet to be activated by Capcom. We'll delve into that once we actually can.

Playing through other modes such as Arcade, Survival and Ranked will earn you points which can be used to bolster the score of the dojo you belong to. Monthly prizes will be awarded to the top dojos in the world, so this is an incentive for players to continue contributing to their respective teams lest they be kicked out for more active users.

Editor's Note: That raptor skeleton in the banner is not available in the game.

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