Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Season 5 patch notes

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • January 6, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. PST

Update: We've added additional and corrected patch notes for certain characters from both the CFN page and Ominous Games' data mining findings. You can find these additional notes under "Previously Unlisted" in each relevant character section.

Patch notes for Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition have been released by Capcom. As a result, the entire roster has essentially been buffed or nerfed.

Interestingly enough, it appears that every character in the game has received at least a 25 more health and an additional 50 stun. This should theoretically improve the duration of matches. The new average has essentially shifted from 1,000 to 1,025.

Characters that have largely been absent in Season 4's meta have received some helpful buffs. Ryu's V-Trigger 1, for example, is now a V-Trigger that purely drains based on duration and will no longer expend the bar for using special moves.

Overall, it looks like there's an attempt to make the less used V-Triggers for each character to be just a little bit more powerful. Menat is now able to cancel special moves into Judgment of Thoth.

Some characters like Akuma mostly received nerfs. He'll no longer be able to cancel into V-Trigger 1 by whiffing a fireball.

Full patch notes and frame data changes can be found on the Shadaloo CRI website. Check out all the patch notes below:

General

• Health and stun parameters were adjusted for each character to be in line with their overall functionality. Health adjustments have been made as high as 25, while stun numbers have been adjusted as high as 50.

• Previously, if you blocked a projectile and transitioned straight to a CA against some characters, a V-Reversal is no longer possible and CA chip damage occurs. It was very powerful to take advantage of this situation when a character’s health was low enough to be chip KO’ed, so it has been fixed so that this cannot be taken advantage of anymore.

• During the down to wake-up animation, the size of the collision box for all characters was set the same. However, some characters had different collision boxes during specific down states or wake-up animations. This affected certain wake up attacks and setups, so the collision box in the down state has been standardized across all characters.

• Several light fixes have also been made.

Behavior After Stun While in Freeze State
• Changed so that an opponent who is stunned while in the freeze state will not return to normal, and will continue to be in the freeze state.

Behavior of Inputting a Throw During the 5F Recovery Window of a Rapid Cancelable L Attack
• If a throw is input at priority timing during the 5F recovery window of a rapid-cancelable light attack, the regular throw, and not the rapid-cancelable move, will be performed.

Behavior After Absorbing a Guard-Break Attack with a Move with Armor
• Fixed a phenomenon where, if using a move with armor, and upon taking damage from an attack following a guard-break attack from the opponent, guard-break scaling would be applied to the second attack.

Behavior After a Certain Part of an Attack That Draws the Opponent in Hits
• Fixed a phenomenon where, when using an attack that draws the opponent in closer (such as Zangief's VTI Cyclone Lariat), and a certain part of the attack hits, after the hit the character would be moved to an unnatural position.

Abigail

• Abigail's adjustments are based on getting more benefits through the action of utilizing the EX meter.

• "EX Abigail Punch" made the opponent float higher, allowing the state after the float to be more beneficial and allow Level 2 version of "Metro Crash" to hit multiple times.

• Stomping motion of “EX Nitro Charge” hits multiple times to both ground and airborne opponents, making his ability to push the opponent to the edge stronger than the previous state. Although the situation to apply it inside the combo is limited, Abigail can drain an opponent's health when used properly.

Knockdown
• Unified his collision box height when knocked down to be the same as that of other characters.

Vitality
• Increased from 1075 to 1100

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Crouching HK
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks for the first hit.

Abigail Punch
• Disadvantage on block decreased for the L version from -16F to -12F.
• Increased the float time on hit (regardless of rapid button press inputs)
• Increased the pushback distance on hit for the rapid button press version.

EX Abigail Punch
• Increased the float time for the rapid button press version.
• Expanded the forward hitbox for 2F of the first hit.
• Changed the float for the opponent on the first hit.

EX Nitro Charge
• Reduced the damage from 20 to 10.
• Stun decreased from 40 to 20.
• Added 5F of recovery to the stomping part on hit.
• Reduced the recovery of the stomping part by 3F on block.
• Changed so that it can hit airborne opponents.
• Expanded the upwards hitbox.
• Changed so that the first frame of the first hit only can hit a downed opponent.

Ontario Drop (V-Reversal)
• Reduced the recovery on whiff and block from 26F to 24F.
• Note: No changes in advantage/disadvantage on block.

Crouching HP (Charge) (V-Trigger 1)
• Increased the float on grounded hit.

EX Nitro Charge (V-Trigger 1)
• Damage increased from 34 to 11.
• Stun reduced from 40 to 20.
• Added 3F of recovery to the stomping part on hit.
• Reduced the recovery of the stomping part by 3F on block.
• Changed so that it can hit airborne opponents.
• Expanded the upwards hitbox.
• Changed so that the first frame of the first hit only can hit a downed opponent.

Metro Crash (V-Trigger 2)
• Reduced the damage for the level 2 version from 200 to 170.
• Reduced the charge time to reach level 2 by 1F.

Abigail Special (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50.

Previously Unlisted
• j.MK given extra large cross up hit box that only hits his V-Skill 2 tire.

Akuma

• We looked into the performance of basic and special moves for Akuma.

• We increased the pushback distance on block for "Crouching MP" and added 3F of recovery on "Goshoha (Forward Throw).”

• Regarding the adjustments on hitbox/hurtbox, here are the major changes we made:
・Standing MK - Expanded the hurtbox.
・Standing HP - Expanded the hurtbox during recovery on whiff.
・"EX Hyakkishu" - Reduced the hitbox and expanded the hurtbox.

Goshoha (Forward Throw)
• Added 3F of recovery after a successful throw.

Standing MK
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery.

Standing HP
• Expanded the forward hurtbox at the feet during recovery.

Crouching MP
• Increased the pushback distance on block.

Kongoken
• Eased the combo count.

Sekiseiken
• Reduced the pushback on block.
• Added a projectile invincible hurtbox under the hurtbox that appears from 8F - 28F.

Zugaihasatsu
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

L Sekia Goshoha
• Reduced the pushback on block.

Goshoryuken/Tatsumaki Zankukyaku/Hyakki Gozan/Hyakki Gosho/Hyakki Gojin
• Changed so that the amount of EX Meter given to opponents on hit and block is the same as other characters.

EX Hyakkishu
• Reduced the hitbox.
• Expanded the hurtbox.

H/EX Hyakki Gozan
• Fixed a bug where he would not turn to face the opponent in certain conditions.

Rakan Gosho (V-Skill)
• Can now cancel into V-Trigger II-exclusive special moves.

Gosenkyaku (V-Reversal)
• Added 8F of recovery on hit.
• Changed to blowback the opponent on hit.

Dohatsu Shoten (V-Trigger I)
• Changed so that it cannot be activated from canceling Gohadoken and Sekia Goshoha on whiff.

Goshoryuken (V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the EX Meter gain from 40 to 20 for the first hit.
• Increased the EX Meter gain for subsequent hits from 0 to 20.

• We made changes to many moves that were used frequently to rebalance Akuma so players can look for new ways to play him.

• Another major change we made is that you can no longer activate V-Trigger I "Dohatsu Shoten" from cancelling “Gohadoken" and "Sekia Goshoha" on whiff. If the fireball is on hit or being blocked, it can still be cancelled with V-Trigger I activation.

Alex

• His mid-range and unique attacks have been improved, as well as his damage output after successfully reading the opponent and landing a melee attack.

• Attacks with long range such as his Standing MK, Crouching MP and Crouching MK have modifications with reduced start up frame, and reduced hurtbox for more effective mid-range control. Players also have more combo opportunities such as linking "Lariat" to an "H Flash Chop" or chaining a Standing MP to an "M Slash Elbow.” Reading the opponent correctly will return more on the investment.

• By strengthening these capabilities, his throws and moves becoming far more threatening as he jumps or steps forward towards the opponent. By improving his close-to-mid range battles, he will have far more opportunities to drop the opponent’s health.

Vitality
• Increased from 1025 to 1050.

Stun
• Increased from 1050 to 1075.

Standing MK
• Reduced the startup from 8F to 7F.

Crouching MP
• Reduced the startup from 8F to 7F.

Crouching MK
• Changed the motion before attack startup, and adjusted the hurtbox accordingly.

Lariat
• Increased the advantage on hit from +7F to +8F.

Power Drop
• Reduced the damage from 140 to 120.
• Stun decreased from 250 to 200.
• Damage decreased for the EX version from 200 to 180.
• Stun decreased for the EX version from 300 to 250.
• Note: No changes in the parameters when performed from Sledge Hammer.

H Flash Chop
• Reduced the damage from 100 to 90.
• Increased the disadvantage on block from -4F to -6F.

Overhaul (V-Skill)
• Overall movement frames decreased from 52F to 50F.
• Increased the V-Gauge meter gain from 30 to 50.
• Changed so that Alex will not lose the effect if he takes damage.

Sledge Hammer (V-Trigger 1)
• Changed so that the upward collision box will be expanded on hit.

Heavy Hammer (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 × 3 to 15 × 2 + 20 (50 total).

Previously Unlisted
• New block stun reintroduces ‘Yami Drop’ ability to perform backdrop from a blocked Heavy Chop.
• MK.Elbow 19f->18f start up
• V-Skill 1 30->50 V-Gauge (300 = 1 bar)

Balrog

• Balrog's update is mainly focused on close range combo through the upper adjustment on L attack and V-Trigger II.

• Reach of Standing LP got slightly increased, making it easier to connect it from Crouching LP and Crouching LK. So, combos like Crouching LP ⇒ Crouching LK ⇒ Standing LP are executable. With this adjustment, Balrog can bring the game to his favorite level and be the aggressor.

• Furthermore, we allowed more moves that can cancel into No Mercy and made it more useful.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Forward Dash
• Changed to be in close contact with the opponent after the move ends.
• Note: No change to movement distance.

Standing LP
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Under Impact
• Can cancel the 2nd hit into B3.

Stomping Combo
• Can cancel into B3.

Dash Straight (All Strengths)
• Reduced the command charge time.

EX Dash Straight
• Can cancel into No Mercy V-Trigger II activation.
• Changed to give the V-Trigger I exclusive moves input priority on block.

Dash Grand Blow (All Strengths)
• Reduced the command charge time.

EX Dash Grand Blow
• Can cancel into No Mercy V-Trigger II activation.

EX Screw Smash
• Can cancel into No Mercy V-Trigger II activation.

Buffalo Pressure
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

(V-Trigger II) B3
• Increased the throw distance.
• Reduced the recovery after hit by 4F.

Previously Unlisted
• st.HK VT2 Cancel buffer window increased by 7 frames before the active frame (will read your input before it connects now).

Birdie

• We made adjustments on his basic moves that can be used for distance control. His risk/reward for some of the moves got balanced by expanding the hurtbox and disadvantage on recovery when whiff.

• For his Special Move, adjustments were made on "M H Hanging Chain," which was not used as much, by reducing the recovery on hit. We rebalanced the performance of Special Moves that were easy to use for combo and slight backward adjustments were made.

Vitality
• Increased from 1025 to 1050.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Standing MP
• Delayed the timing at which the downward hurtbox begins moving down during recovery.
• Added 4F of recovery on whiff.
• Expanded the hurtbox during recovery.

Standing HP
• Expanded the hurtbox during recovery.

Crouching MP
• Changed so that it cannot hit opponents who are behind

Crouching HP
• Stun decreased from 150 to 120.

Bull Drop
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

Bull Horn
• Changed the projectile invincibility timing from 3F to 6F.
• Changed the timing at which the backwards hurtbox begins moving down from 3F to 5F.

Bull Horn (V-Trigger I)
• Changed the timing at which the backwards hurtbox begins moving down from 3F to 5F.
• Reduced the opponent's block recovery by 6F.
• Increased the disadvantage on block from -12F to -18F.
• Shortened the airborne interval, from 18F - 42F, to 18F - 37F.

M Hanging Chain
• Reduced the recovery on hit (10F for close-range, 7F for long-range).
• There was a difference in the situation on hit depending on whether it hits close or long range, so this has been unified.

H Hanging Chain
• Reduced the recovery on hit by 5F.

Bull Head(Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Stun decreased from 200 to 150.

L/M Bull Head (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Delayed the timing at which the collision box moves forward.

EX Bull Head (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Stun decreased from 250 to 200.

M Killing Head (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Stun decreased from 220 to 200.

H Killing Head (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Stun decreased from 240 to 200.

EX Killing Head (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• EX Killing Head (Normal/V-Trigger I)

Pepper Pot (V-Reversal)
• Recovery increased from 19F to 23F.
• Note: No changes in advantage/disadvantage on block.

Skip to My Chain (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50.

Previously Unlisted
• Hurtbox no longer shrinks to ‘normal character size’ during pre-jump frames.
• Regular/VT1 L/M/H.Bullhead no longer causes counterhit pushback OS. Regular EX.Bullhead appears to still causes counterhit pushback OS.

Blanka

• Made adjustments on "Surprise Forward" and "Raid Jump" so that Blanka can move around the stage more aggressively. Since the opponent needs to fight Blanka with that in mind, it gives extra pressure when facing his jump and "Rolling Attack.”

• We also adjusted the "EX Vertical Rolling" by increasing the hitbox when used in a combo from "EX Rolling Attack,” making it easier to hit the opponent from behind.

Knockdown
• Unified his collision box height when knocked down to be the same as that of other characters.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Surprise Forward
• Overall movement frames decreased from 30F to 28F.

Surprise Back
• Overall movement frames decreased from 31F to 29F.

Rock Crusher
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

M Rolling Attack
• Increased the movement speed.

EX Rolling Attack
• Disadvantage on block decreased from -21F to -18F.

EX Vertical Rolling
• Increased the hitbox when used in a combo, so that Blanka can hit opponents who are behind him.

Raid Jump (V-Skill)
• Reduced the jump height.
• Reduced the upward collision box.

Quick Rolling (V-Reversal)
• Increased the attack startup from 16F to 17F.

Rolling Attack (V-Trigger I)
• Increased the movement speed.
• Change the bounce back behavior on block.
• Disadvantage on block decreased from -36F to -18F.

Back Step Rolling (V-Trigger I)
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

Electric Thunder (V-Trigger I)
• Attack startup decreased from 13F to 12F.

Previously Unlisted
• Hurtbox no longer shrinks to ‘normal character size’ during pre-jump frames.
• Regular/VT1 L/M/H.Bullhead no longer causes counterhit pushback OS. Regular EX.Bullhead appears to still causes counterhit pushback OS.

Cammy

• We’ve expanded Cammy’s attack capabilities by allowing her to chain combos after an aerial hit, utilizing moves like her "Knee Bullet" and "Reverse Edge (V-Trigger II).”

• The positive net upon a Reverse Edge hit has been slightly reduced, but there’s less chance of being countered upon guard due to decreased disadvantage frame on block. In the past, damage upon hit was higher, but there was far more risk upon getting blocked. It was very much a high risk, high reward attack. By making this adjustment, players can use it more freely against projectiles and throws.

Vitality
• Increased from 900 to 925.

Stun
• Increased from 900 to 925.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Neck Spiral (Air Throw)
• Reduced the recovery on hit by 13F.

Crouching LK
• Changed the hurtbox for the rapid cancel version to be the same as that of the normal version.

Knee Bullet
• Changed the mid-air hit properties to blowback knockdown.
• Reduced the downwards hitbox for the first attack.
• Changed so that it cannot hit opponents who are behind Cammy.

Lift Combination
• Limited the combo count.
• Can now be canceled into V-Trigger.

Spiral Arrow
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

EX Spiral Arrow
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

Cannon Spike
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

EX Cannon Spike
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks when performed from Lift Combination → EX Hooligan Combination

Reverse Edge (V-Trigger II)
• Reduced the attack active frames from 5F to 4F for the first attack.
• Reduced the startup from 15F to 14F for the second attack.
• Increased the attack active frames from 2F to 3F for the second attack.
• Advantage on hit decreased from +5F to +3F.
• Disadvantage on block decreased from -7F to -2F.
• Reduced the pushback on hit.
• Increased the blowback time for a mid-air hit.
• Eased the combo count for the first attack.

Cross Stinger Assault (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50.

Previously Unlisted
• b.MP->st.HK TC VT2 Activation and VT2 Specials (HP+HK) given same cancel window as EX.Hooligan (earlier in the launch).
• b.MP->st.HK->EX.Hooligan->Divekick Juggle Limit 0 -> 1 (can now continue a juggle combo).
• L.Spiral Arrow ‘2nd hit’ (her foot hurtbox) Juggle Limit 0 -> 1 (can now continue a juggle combo).
• V-Skill 1 no longer ‘reels back’ on frame 1, now reels back on frame 4 (less evasive).
• V-Trigger 2 Overhead 2nd hit is now an overhead again.
• V-Trigger 2 Overhead 1st hit block stun reduced by 2f (more can interrupt before 2nd hit?)
• Axel Spin Knuckle (V-Skill) hurtbox and throw hurtbox have expanded forward during frames 1F - 3F.

Chun-Li

• Chun-Li is a character that has attacks that are efficient for any situation, but the overall damage is low and resulted in situations where players often were not able to win the match.

• Through this adjustment, her overall power has been increased:
・Upper adjustment to middle range move, which is her signature distance
・Increase of combo damage and combo that allows more chance to execute normal throws in close range
・Increasing opportunity to follow up by making an adjustment to some states after move

• "Hyakuretsukyaku." Changed the V-Trigger and CA cancel timing to latter motion state to increase damage within that combo.
• In addition to that, "H Hyakuretsukyaku" will make the opponent knockdown on hit.
• "Crouching MK" while moving forward makes it easier to continue attacking without using EX Gauge, allowing more pressure to the opponent in ground combat.

• Furthermore, the below adjustments have also been incorporated:
・Preventing accidental execution of special move when using air throw as anti-air
・Allowing priority input when connecting "Yosokyaku" to "Airborne Hyakuretsukyaku"

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 1000.

Forward Dash
• Changed to be in close contact with the opponent after the move ends.
• Note: Movement distance when performing an action after the step is slightly long.

Koshuto (Forward Throw)
• Added 2F of recovery on hit.
• Decreased the separation distance after the throw.

Standing MP (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the pushback on block.

Standing HP (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Disadvantage on block reduced from -5F to -4F.
• Increased the pushback distance on block.
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery.

Standing MK (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the hurtbox that appears before the hitbox active frames.

Crouching LP (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the collision box for the 4th and 5th frames.
• Increased the pushback distance on hit.
• Increased the pushback distance on block.

Crouching LK (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the collision box for the 4th frame.
• Increased the pushback distance on hit.
• Increased the pushback distance on block.

Crouching MK (Normal)
• Advantage on hit increase from 0 to +2F.
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Crouching MK (V-Trigger I)
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Jumping MP (Normal)
• Eased the combo count.

Yosokyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Emphasized the priority input when performing a special move cancel.

Hyakuretsukyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Changed the V-Trigger and CA cancel timing.

L Hyakuretsukyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Increased the pushback distance on hit when performed as a cancel from standing MP.

H Hyakuretsukyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Changed the final hit to cause blowback knockdown.
• Reduced the blowback air time, if hits 1-5 hit an airborne opponent (normal only).
• Reduced the blowback air time and distance if the final attack hits an airborne opponent.

L Airborne Hyakuretsukyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Eased the height restriction when performed as a cancel from jumping MP.
• Increased the blowback time for the 2nd attack when performed as a cancel from jumping MP.

L Spinning Bird Kick (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Will not be performed if LP is input at the same time as the command is completed.
• Note: This has no effect if performed from a cancel.

L Kikoken (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Will not be performed if LK is input at the same time as the command is completed.
• Note: This has no effect if performed from a cancel.

Rankyaku (V-Skill) (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Increased the active frames from 4F to 6F.
• Gave active frames 5F and 6F the same hurtbox as 4F.

Hoyokusen (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 3 × 16 + 2.

Cody

• Multiple adjustments were made for Cody. For example:
- Improvements to his basic moves.
- Adding a level 2 to "Zonk Knuckle."
- Adjusting "Ruffian Kick" to make it easier to use on its own without incorporating it in combo.

• Holding down the P button for over 300 frames with "Zonk Knuckle" now activates an improved Level 2 version of it. Cody can combo afterwards from both the normal and EX version, and the EX version has higher frame advantage on block. There is a downside that the P button is unavailable for use while holding it down, but we believe the positives of the move outweigh the negatives.

• His less-frequently used "Side Arm (V-Trigger I)" has gone through multiple adjustments to be far more effective when in the effective distance from the opponent. Basic attacks with the knife have also been improved to be more effective at close-to-mid range combat. The "Reload" cost has also been reduced and can be utilized after a Tornado Sweep, to extend out the overall time that the knife can be out to widen Cody’s breadth of attack opportunities.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Standing MK
• Reduced the startup from 8F to 7F.

Standing HP
• Reduced the startup from 7F to 6F.

Crouching HP
• Will now trigger a Crush Counter.

Crouching HK
• Reduced the recovery from 27F to 23F.
• Note: No changes to the advantage/disadvantage on block.

Jumping MK
• Reduced the hurtbox near the feet.

Axel Knuckle
• Increased the advantage on hit from 0F to +1F.

M Ruffian Kick
• Adjusted the forward movement timing.
• Disadvantage on block decreased from -10F to -8F.
• Attack active frames increased from 4F to 5F.
• Recovery decreased from 28F to 27F.
• Increased the blowback time on hit, reduced the blowback distance.

H Ruffian Kick
• Disadvantage on block decreased from -12F to -10F.

Zonk Knuckle
• Changed so that Zonk Knuckle Lv2 will be performed if a punch button is held for over 300F, then released.

Prison Breaker (V-Reversal)
• Reduced the recovery on hit by 10F.
• Reduced the opponent's blowback time on hit.

Double Kick (V-Skill)
• Recover reduced from 36F to 25F.

Standing LP (V-Trigger I)
• Increased the advantage on hit from +5F to +6F.

Standing MP (V-Trigger I)
• Startup decreased from 11F to 8F.

Standing HP (V-Trigger I)
• Advantage on hit decreased from +8F to +7F.

Crouching LP (V-Trigger I)
• Advantage on hit decreased from +6F to +5F.

Crouching MP (V-Trigger I)
• Startup decreased from 8F to 6F.

Crouching HP (V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the hurtbox.
• Changed so that the active frames can also be special move canceled.

Jumping MP (V-Trigger I)
• Expanded the hitbox for the second active frame.

Jumping HP (V-Trigger I)
• Expanded the hitbox.
• Expanded the hurtbox for the third active frame.

Rapid Fire (V-Trigger I)
• Increased the forward movement distance on hit.

Reload (V-Trigger I)
• Decreased the V-Timer consumption from 600F to 300F.
• Changed so that he can whiff cancel from Tornado Sweep.

Previously Unlisted
• V-Reversal recovery increased by 10f, hit stun reduced by 2f (looks like -12 adv?)
• V-Trigger 1 cr.HP extended Hurtbox lingers 1 frame less long (slightly stronger against whiff punishes of all levels)

Dhalsim

• While maintaining his patented long-range fighting style, adjustments have been made to his anti-air capabilities.

• "EX Yoga Fire" recovery frames have been slightly reduced and the stagger time for the first hit has been increased to drastically change comboing it together with his regular long-range attacks.

• Anti-air attacks such as Crouching MP and "Yoga Anvil" can now cancel into “Yoga Float (V-Skill).” Basic jumping moves can also cancel into "Yoga Sansara (V-Trigger II)" to allow for even more unique movements.

Vitality
• Increased from 925 to 950.

Standing MP
• Increased the advantage on hit from +2F to +4F.

EX Yoga Fire
• Increased the pushback distance on hit for the first hit.
• Increased the stagger time for the first hit.
• Reduced the hitbox for the second hit.
• Overall movement frames decreased from 44F to 42F.
• Increased the advantage on hit from +4F to +5F.

Yoga Float (V-Skill)
• Can now be canceled into from C.MP and Yoga Anvil.

Yoga Sansara (V-Trigger II)
• Can now be canceled into from a mid-air normal move.

Yoga Sunburst (CA) (Grounded/Airborne)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter the opponent gains on block to the following.
Before firing: 0 to 4
Lv1: 0 to 9 × 4 + 10
Lv2: 0 to 6 × 6 + 10
Lv3: 0 to 4 × 9 + 10 Explosion upon contact: 0 to 30

Previously Unlisted
• V-Trigger 2 Activation 1st Hitbox changed air knockback (Looks like it carries farther? Unclear, same as other multihit fireball changes)
• V-Trigger 2 Activation 1st Hitbox increased hitstun adv on grounded hit (Possibly for more combo hitstun? Same as other multihit fireballs)

E. Honda

• Certain updates have been made to E. Honda, such as his "vertical jump HP" increasing in distance, and his special moves getting enhanced, making his movements more Honda-esque.

• Except for the L version, his "Sumo Headbutt" has increased in the amount of damage it inflicts. Specifically, the beginning of the move deals a lot of damage now. Since each variation has a different role (where M is used for combos, H is used for anti-air, and EX can change the tide of the battle), the amount of damage you can inflict in each scenario has been increased.

• His "Oni-Daikaku," which can only be used while his V-Trigger I is activated, consumes less of his V Timer when used, and has more of an opportunity to hit the opponent multiple times. Even if this is blocked, the risk of getting punished is low. When this powerful move does hit, it allows the player to easily push forward offensively and end the match quickly.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Vitality
• Increased from 1025 to 1050.

Stun
• Increased from 1050 to 1075.

Vertical Jumping HP
• Increased the forward movement distance.

Harai-Geri
• Increased the pushback distance on hit.

M Sumo Headbutt
• Damage at the move's base increased from 120 to 140.
• Damage during the move's active frames increased from 100 to 110.

H Sumo Headbutt
• Damage at the move's base increased from 120 to 160.
• Damage during the move's active frames increased from 100 to 120.

EX Sumo Headbutt
• Damage at the move's base increased from 140 to 160.
• Damage during the move's active frames increased from 120 to 130.

Hundred Hand Slap
• Reduced the pushback on block for the M version.
• Increased the forward movement distance for the L version.
• Increased the hitbox on hit and block for the L and M versions.

EX Sumo Smash
• Reduced the pushback on block for the outer side.

Oni-Daikaku (V-Trigger I)
• V-Timer consumption decreased from 1200F to 1000F.

Ed

• Ed's concept is simple control, so we made adjustments on usage of basic and special moves to make him slightly easier to play.

• Since Ed had difficulty attacking through opponent's blocks, we made adjustments on his Crouching LK by reducing the pushback on hit so that there are more ways to connect each attack. This offered more risk for the opponent to move back or back step, making Ed's normal throw and other actions easier to hit.

• Ed’s Special Moves received a lot of adjustments and "Psycho Flicker" got major updates. For example:
・changed input command priority to prevent the phenomenon where Ed performs "Psycho Upper" when cancelled from other attack.
・increased forward movement distance of moves.

• Other basic and special moves have been updated, so there will be more chances to utilize them during battle.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Backwards Walk
• Increased the movement speed.

Standing HP
• Reduced the hurtbox during the active frames, and at the arms for a 2F window after the active frames end.
• Expanded the hurtbox at the arms after the active frames end for a 3F - 5F window.

Crouching LK
• Reduced the pushback on hit.
• Increased the pushback distance on hit when rapid canceling C.LK from C.LK.

Crouching MK
• Reduced the startup from 8F to 7F.

Psycho Knuckle
• Increased the hit stop and the camera shake if the 1st active frame hits.

Psycho Flicker
• Reduced the disadvantage on block from -3F to -2F.
• Increased the hit stop for the final hit.
• The second hit can now be canceled into Enhanced Snatcher.
• Expanded the hitbox for the second and third hits if the first hit connects.
• Increased the forward movement distance.
• Changed the input command priority to address the phenomenon where Ed would perform Psycho Upper instead of Psycho Flicker.
• Reduced the EX Meter gain on whiff from 10 to 5, and on hit from 28 to 25.
• Reduced the backwards hitbox for the 3rd hit on whiff.
• Reduced the chip damage from 20 to 12.

Psycho Rising
• Expanded the horizontal hitbox.

Psycho Splash
• Restricted the combo count.

Psycho Upper
• Increased the screen shake on hit.
• Damage increased from 100 to 120.
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.
• Changed the timing at which Ed's character presence (center axis), hurtbox, and collision box move backwards from 2F to 5F.

EX Psycho Upper
• Increased the screen shake on hit.
• Increased the movement value for the cancel version from a normal move.
• Expanded the hitbox for the second hit when the first hit connects.

Psycho Snatcher - Air (V-Skill)
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

Psycho Cannon (V-Trigger I)
• Startup decreased from 13F to 12F for the forward-input version.
• Eased the combo count.

Ultra Snatcher – Ground (V-Trigger II)
• Increased the advantage on block from +2F to +3F.
• Advantage on hit decreased from +7F to +6F.

Ultra Snatcher – Air (V-Trigger II)
• Changed so that Ed will turn to face the opponent on hit.
• Expanded the upwards collision box on hit.

Psycho Barrage (CA)
• Made it easier for all hits to combo until the end when performed as a CA cancel.
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 1 × 5 + 3 × 2 to 7 × 6 + 8.

Previously Unlisted
• st.HP (held) 1st active frame given more Hitfreeze (HitFreeze introduced as a visual tell when he is able to get a grounded conversion)
• PP Throw Hurtbox corrected to be standing when Ed ‘stands up’ (vulnerable to standing only throws in this start up)
• V-Trigger 1 blockstun increased by 1f (+1 more adv on block)

F.A.N.G

• Modifications have been made to strengthen F.A.N.G’s unique and tricky movement in keeping distance from the opponent and taking advantage of any openings.

• F.A.N.G has powerful anti-air capabilities, but had difficulty dealing with any opponents that were able to change trajectory in mid-air. His jump attack was designed as an air-to-air counterattack, but it was difficult to use due to its movement. His Jumping MP now has a blowback knockdown and is now cancellable into "Nikyoushu" to raise the reward of a successful counter. It’s an addition to F.A.N.G’s strategy of utilizing his reach to keep opponents at bay.

• The first hit of the long-range attack "Nirenko" can be canceled into a special move, widening the breadth of attacks that F.A.N.G can shift into. Normally, it is difficult to cancel into a special move, especially with movement restrictions when charging. However, with Dokunomu (V-Trigger I), F.A.N.G does not need to charge up to cancel into a special move. By pairing these abilities together, there will be large variances in his movement between his normal state or when V-Trigger II is active.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 1000.

Standing LP
• Changed so that the upwards hitbox for active frames 2F - 3F will not expand.

Standing MK
• Can now special move cancel the second hit.

Crouching MP
• Expanded the internal hitbox.

Jumping MP
• Mid-air hit changed to blowback knockdown.
• Can cancel into Nikyoushu.

Nirenko
• Can now special move cancel the first hit.

Nikyoushu
• Eased the mid-air combo count for jump attacks performed from Nikyoushu.

M Sotoja
• Reduced the recovery from 23F to 22F.
• Note: No changes in advantage/disadvantage on block.

H Sotoja
• Reduced the recovery from 24F to 23F.
• Note: No changes in advantage/disadvantage on block.

EX Sotoja
• Reduced the recovery from 19F to 18F.
• Reduced the disadvantage on block from -3F to -2F.

Shishiruirui (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50 (knee hit part).

Previously Unlisted
• EX.Sotoja (dash punch) reduced recovery by 1f (+1 more adv on hit/cancel and block).

Falke

• We made improvements to moves of all range for Falke and made her stronger overall than her previous state.

• Her signature move with the rod now has less charge time. Specifically with "Psycho Kugel,” the staff's hurtbox became invincible to projectiles when hit as counter. "Standing MK" can be followed up as well. This change makes this move useful to control the range.

• For close range combat, we reduced the pushback on block for Standing MP and allowed Crouching MK to be cancelled into CA, making her aggressiveness pay off.

• Furthermore, adjustments were made to connect "Psycho Kugel" and "Katapult" from Standing LP. This allows Falke to change back to the aggressor and punish then, when an opponent whiffs their attack.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 1000.

Zweitrit/Psycho Seele
• Added a new unique move, Zwei Trittst (command: MK → HK)
• Added a new unique move, Psycho Seele (command: MK → HK → V-Skill 2)

Standing LP
• Increased the advantage on hit from +4F to +5F.

Standing MP
• Reduced the pushback on block.

Crouching MK
• Can now be canceled into CA.
• Reduced the pushback on hit.

Jumping HK
• Mid-air hit changed to blowback knockdown.
• Can now be canceled into Psycho Feder and Psycho Jaeger on hit and block.

Luftjagd
• Change the bounce back behavior on hit and block.

Psycho Schneide
• Increased the active frames for the first hit from 2F to 3F.
• Expanded the upwards hurtbox during the attack active frames.
• Expanded the forward hitbox for the cancel version.

Psycho Kanonen/Psycho Feder
• Reduced the move charge time from 60F to 50F.

Psycho Kugel
• Reduced the move charge time from 60F to 50F.
• Changed the staff's hurtbox to be projectile invincible.
• On counter hit, changed so that the second hit onwards will also be treated as counter hits.
• Increased the blowback time if the third hit connects in mid-air.

Psycho Trombe (V-Skill)
• Can now be canceled into CA.

Psycho Schrot (V-Trigger I)
• Changed the staff's hurtbox to be projectile invincible.

Psycho Angriff (V-Trigger II)
• Expanded the forward hitbox on startup.

Psycho Trombe (V-Skill) (V-Trigger II)
• Reduced the V-Timer usage from 1000F to 0F.
• Changed so that it will use 1000F of V-Timer upon the special move cancel timing on hit.

Psycho Klinge (V-Trigger II)
• Increased the movement distance when forward is input.

Previously Unlisted
• PP/PPP 1st hit active frames 2->3 (now has Hitbox during entire active part, instead of a pause between hit 1 and 2) — This extra active frame is applied to PP, cancel PP, and PPP, but not cancel PPP.

G

• No major adjustments were made to alter G’s playstyle, strategies or movement. Aside from allowing a successful Crouching MK to connect into a Standing or Crouching LP, most of his adjustments are based around "Dangerous President (V-Trigger II).”

• As one of the Special Moves that can be used during "Dangerous President,” "G Explosion" can now be executed after canceling from a "G Smash Under" for easier combo opportunities.

• "G Rage" is one of the throwing moves with armor. The V-Timer consumption has been reduced during it, making the situation far better upon hit. As a character that doesn’t have any three-frame attacks or invincibility moves, this becomes an effective means of withstanding opponent attacks and switching roles to the offense.

• By improving and differentiating between two of his special moves, his overall functionality and flexibility has been improved.

Knockdown
• Unified his collision box height when knocked down to be the same as that of other characters.

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Crouching MK
• Increased the advantage on hit from +3F to +4F.
• Disadvantage on block increased from 0F to -2F.
• Increased the pushback distance on hit.
• Increased the pushback distance on block.

G Burst (Lv3/EX/V-Trigger I)
• Changed the cancel timing for G Burst and Message to the People.
• Note: Only applies to Lv3/EX G Burst
• Increased the pushback distance on block for the second hit.

G Smash Under (Lv3/EX)
• Changed the cancel timing for G Explosion.

G Explosion (V-Trigger II)
• Expanded the upward collision box during the move.

G Rage (V-Trigger II)
• Reduced the damage from 250 to 200.
• Increased the recovery on hit by 2F, reduced the distance from the opponent.
• The following changes have been made to V-Timer consumption.
Activation: 1500F to 1200F
Successful Throw: 1500F to 300F

Pangaea Burst (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 8 × 5 + 13 to 8 × 5 + 10.

Previously Unlisted
• cr.HP Hitbox reduced by 1 square behind him (weaker to AAing cross ups).
• EX/lv3/V-Trigger 1 fireball can now cancel into taunt during projectile Hitbox (same cancel window of V-Skill 2)

Guile

• Guile does not have any significant changes, with only slight changes to his basic and special moves.

• Similar to Chun-Li, his "L Sonic Boom" and "L Somersault Kick" have been adjusted so that an incorrect input won’t occur when attempting an aerial throw.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Crouching MK
• Increased the advantage on hit from +1F to +2F.

Full Bullet Magnum
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

Drake Fang
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

L Somersault Kick (Normal/V-Trigger II)
• Will not trigger if LP is input at the same time as the Somersault Kick command.
• Note: This has no effect if the move is canceled into.

H Somersault Kick
• Expanded the forward hitbox for active frames 4F - 5F.

L Sonic Boom (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Will not trigger if LK is input at the same time as the Somersault Kick command.
• Note: This has no effect if the move is canceled into.

Sonic Hurricane (CA)
• Expanded the upwards hitbox.
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 7 × 5 + 15.

Sonic Tempest (V-Trigger I) (CA)
• Expanded the upwards hitbox.
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 3 × 14 + 8.

Ibuki

• Ibuki is all about speed and being aggressive. However, we found that the length of time she would stay aggressive was relatively long. We assessed the continuity of her attacks. Once she’s on the offensive, attacks that can continue her offense now come with a risk that opens her up to being countered unless utilized at the right distance or timing.

• "EX Airborne Kunai" is an incredibly powerful offensive attack, so we increased its recovery frame when the explosion is not hitting the opponent. If it’s utilized too close to the opponent, it heightens the likelihood of being countered, so it should now be used more from a distance.

• The hurtbox of "Tenrai (V-Skill)" was expanded soon after she takes action. This was done to stop taking advantage of her relatively smaller hurtbox to charge in. It’s easier to fall victim to opponent attacks at long range when hitting each other at the same time as well.

• "Fuma Shuriken - Haku (V-Trigger II)" has combo strength and good risk vs. reward after a block, so we modified it so that it’s easier to get countered upon being blocked. Players will no longer be able to activate it easily regardless of a hit or block, so they must be more methodical and calculated when utilizing it.

Kubiori (Back Throw)
• Added 5F of recovery after a successful throw.

Jumping HK
• Reduced the hurtbox from the third active frame.

Shinten
• Increased recovery by 4F.
• Increased the disadvantage on hit from 0 to -4F.
• Increased the disadvantage on block from -5F to -9F.

EX Airborne Kunai
• Reduced the Kunai's advantage frames on hit by 4F.
• Reduced the Kunai's advantage frames on block by 4F.

Kunai Ikkinage (Grounded)
• Changed so that the special move cancel priority input will take effect on close-range hit.
• Changed so that she cannot perform the special move cancel when she only has one Kunai.

Tenrai (V-Skill)
• Moved forward the collision box for frames 2F - 4F.
• Expanded the forward hurtbox and throw hurtbox for frames 2F - 4F.

Rokushaku Horokudama (All Versions) (V-Trigger I)
• Eased the mid-air combo count.

Fuma Shuriken - Haku (V-Trigger II)
• Unified the hit count to be the same regardless of the timing when the move hits.
• Increased the disadvantage on block for the first hit from -2F to -4F.

Kachofugetsu (CA)
• Opponent will gain 50 EX Meter on block.
• Changed the camera's behavior during the screen freeze.
• Changed so that the forward collision box will not expand during the screen freeze.
• Expanded the upward collision box from immediately after the screen freeze, up to the attack startup.

Juri

• Mainly adjusted her Special Moves in order to make it more convenient to use in situations like combo and anti-air etc.

• When you cancel Standing or Crouching LP to her signature move, "Fuharenkyaku,” her forward hitbox got expanded. It can still reach the opponent after 2 L attacks if performed at an extremely close range.

• "EX Fuharenkyaku" now allow the first and the second hit to be staggered damage and also the second hit can be cancelled to V-Trigger. This is useful as a combo when you do not have any stock of "Fuharenkyaku" or you wish to forcefully attack.

• Regarding her V-Trigger II "Feng Shui Engine beta,” these adjustments were made:
・Expanded the range at which she can absorb EX meter.
・V-Timer will not get consumed when getting hit right after activation.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 1000.

Senkaikyaku
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.
• Changed the airborne status from 16F - 21F to grounded, throw invincible.

M Tensenrin
• Increased the active frames for the first hit from 2F to 3F.
• Increased the airborne attack invincibility window from 1F - 7F to 1F - 8F.

M/H Tensenrin
• Expanded the forward hitbox for active frame 2F of the first hit.

Fuharenkyaku (Charge)
• Expanded the forward hitbox when performed as a cancel from standing or crouching LP.

Fuharenkyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I) (All Strengths)
• When canceling from Fuharenkyaku into Fuharenkyaku of other strengths, changed to give input timing and command priority.

M Fuharenkyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the pushback on hit.

EX Fuharenkyaku
• The first and second hits have been changed to stagger damage.
• The second hit can now be canceled into V-Trigger.

Kaisenrenkyaku (V-Reversal)
• Increased the active frames from 1F to 2F.
• Reduced the recovery from 28F to 24F. Note: No changes to the advantage/disadvantage on block.
• Increased the block stop.

Feng Shui Engine alpha (V-Trigger I)
• If the V-Timer runs out while performing a chain combo, Juri will be able to perform a normal Fuharenkyaku by using stock if she has it.

Feng Shui Engine beta (V-Trigger II)
• Increased the active frames for the first hit at the legs from 2F to 5F.
• Expanded the range at which she can absorb EX Meter.
• Changed so that the activation attack will not consume V-Timer. Note: Has been changed so that the V-Timer will begin to decreased immediately after activation, but there are no changes to the amount of EX Meter that can be absorbed from the opponent, or the time.

Sakkai Fuhazan (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 9 × 4 + 14.

Kage

• While Kage has always been a character who has a wide variety of special moves that inflict a lot of damage, he's also known for having the following disadvantages:
- having a low amount of health
- having a difficult time avoiding the opponent's moves and starting a combo
- having a difficult time pursuing the opponent after a high damage combo

• Due to these issues, players had a hard time leveraging his advantages and not being able to win fights.

• In order to make Kage more advantageous, we enhanced his "Kikokuduki" and his V-Skill, "Senha Kassatsu (Charge)” and made combos that utilize these moves to inflict more damage and create easier situations to keep the pressure. By making these updates, Kage can now do massive amounts of damage in a single attack sequence.

Vitality
• Increased from 900 to 925.

Standing LP
• Changed the hurtbox for the rapid cancel version to be the same as that of the normal version.

Crouching LP
• Increased the advantage on hit from +2F to +3F.
• Reduced the pushback on block.
• Reduced the pushback on hit.

Crouching MK
• Increased the cancel timing window by 2F.
• Reduced the hurtbox.

Kikokuduki
• Changed to force stand on grounded hit.

Kikokuretsuzan
• Increased the blowback time on grounded hit.

EX Hadoken
• Reduced the startup from 18F to 17F.
• Changed the advantage on block from -2F to +2F.
• Changed the hurtbox at the arms to be projectile invincible.
• Reduced the hurtbox at the arms.
• Reduced the hitbox for the second active frame.
• Reduced the recovery on block by 4F.

Airborne Hadoken
• Damage increased from 70 to 90.
• Increased the blowback time for a mid-air hit.

L Kurekijin
• Decreased the blowback distance on hit.

M Kurekijin
• Decreased the blowback distance on hit.
• Reduced the blowback time on hit.
• Decreased the recovery by 1F.
• Disadvantage on block decreased from -11F to -10F.

H Kurekijin
• Increased the blowback time on hit.
• Increased the recovery by 1F.
• Disadvantage on block increased from -9F to -10F.
• Damage increased from 50 to 60.

Airborne Kurekijin
• Damage increased from 70 to 90.
Note: No changes made to amount of damage inflicted when performing a cross-up.

EX Airborne Kurekijin
• Damage increased from 90 to 100.
Note: No changes made to amount of damage inflicted when performing a cross-up.

M Shoryuken
• Expanded the forward hitbox.
• Eased the combo count.
• Increased the blowback time, and decreased the blowback distance for the 2nd hit on mid-air hit.

H Shoryuken
• Increased the blowback time, and decreased the blowback distance for the 3rd hit on mid-air hit.

L - H Ryusokyaku
• Lowered the backward hurtbox before the attack startup.
• Reduced the hurtbox at the foot before the attack startup.
• Note: This has no effect on the special move cancel version.

Senha Kassatsu (Charge)
• Can now cancel on hit or block with specific steps.
• Increased the blowback time, and decreased the blowback distance on hit.

Airborne Ashura Senku (Forward) (V-Trigger I)
• Can now cancel into Airborne Ashura Senku (forward or backward).
• Note: Can only cancel once.
• Changed so that EX special moves and Airborne Ashura Senku (2nd one) can be performed with offset inputs during the move (input timing does not have to be precise).
• Note: Offset input does not apply to Tenmakujinkyaku.

Airborne Ashura Senku (Backwards) (V-Trigger I)
• Can now cancel into Airborne Ashura Senku (forward or backward).
• Note: Can only cancel once.
• Changed so that the commands will not be reversed if Kage jumps over the opponent.
• Changed so that EX special moves and Airborne Ashura Senku (2nd one) can be performed with offset inputs during the move (input timing does not have to be precise).
• Note: Offset input does not apply to Tenmakujinkyaku.

Metsu Shoryuken (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 3 5 + 5 × 3.

Previously Unlisted
• EX.Air FB initial range reduced by 0.4 squares.
• Misogi (V-Trigger 2) decreased startup from 33F to 30F

Karin

• The stun of each Special Move has been reduced and the separation distance of a successful Hajotsui (Forward Throw) in a corner has been increased. By making this change, it maintains the character’s defining close-to-mid range fighting style, while increasing the frequency of risk vs. reward situations.

• The Crouching MK has a long range with potential big returns, so its motion during recovery and hurtbox have been adjusted accordingly. Upon attack, the duration that her leg is out is extended and her hurtbox is also extended, so whiffing is far more punishable.

• As for other adjustments, Karin’s hurtbox pointing down during jumping attacks was relatively big, making her vulnerable even against attacks which weren’t necessarily applicable as anti-air attacks. It’s not a significant change, but her Jumping HP and Jumping HK hurt boxes have been slightly reduced.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Hajotsui (Forward Throw)
• Increased the separation distance for a throw in the corner.

Standing LK
• Changed so that the hurtbox will not move backwards

Standing MP
• Increased the pushback distance on block.

Crouching MK
• Changed the motion during recovery, and adjusted the hurtbox accordingly.

Jumping HP
• Expanded the downwards hitbox.
• Reduced the hurtbox that appears after the attack active frames end.

Jumping HK
• Reduced the hurtbox that appears after the attack active frames end.

Tsumujigari
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.
• Changed the airborne status from 11F - 18F to grounded, throw invincible.
• Decreased the movement value for the latter half of the move.

Tenko (Normal/Fastest)
• Stun decreased from 100 to 80.

EX Tenko
• Stun decreased from 150 to 120

Orochi
• Reduced the pushback on block

EX Orochi
• Stun decreased from 200 to 150.

EX Ressenha
• Stun decreased from 200 to 150.

Ressencho (V-Reversal)
• Increased the attack startup from 16F to 17F.
• Increased the recovery on hit by 6F.

Kanzuki-Ryu Hadorokushiki Hasha No Kata (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 × 3 to 15 × 2 + 20.
• Expanded the upwards collision box on hit.

Previously Unlisted
• j.HP strike-only Hurtbox under Karin reduced vertically by 1 square during active frame (slightly stronger against light AAs).
• j.HK strike-only Hurtbox under Karin reduced vertically by 1 square during active frames (slightly stronger against light AAs)

Ken

• Close-range basic moves have been adjusted to improve the use of his rushdown.

• Ken’s appeal is being able to close the distance and deal damage up close. So, we looked into increasing the chance to execute a combo with "Chin Buster," attacking an opponent outside of their throw range. Also, we’ve made it easier to execute Special Moves off a Crouching MK to punish opponents who shy away from close-range battles and keep backing off.

• We found that Shinryuken (V-Trigger II) wasn’t utilized much, so we improved all levels of it to make it a more viable tool.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Standing HP
• Reduced the throw hurtbox from 1F to 7F.

Crouching LP (Rapid Cancel Ver. Included)
• Throw forward hurtbox will not be expanded.

Crouching MP
• Reduced the pushback on hit.

Crouching MK
• Increased the advantage on hit from 0F to 2F.

Crouching HP
• Throw forward hurtbox will not be expanded.

Chin Buster
• Expanded the forward hitbox

Inazuma Kick
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

Thunder Kick
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F

M Shoryuken (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Invincibility period to mid-air attacks changed from 1F - 6F to 1F - 7F.

H Shoryuken (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the pushback on hit for the first hit.
• Changed to expand the hitbox of the final attack on hit.

EX Shoryuken
• Expanded the upwards collision box when performed as a cancel from Shinryuken.

H Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Expanded the hitbox of the first attack, except when performed as a cancel from Standing HP.

Senpu Nataotoshi (V-Reversal)
• Changed so that Ken will be in a grounded state until the conclusion of the move.

Shinryuken, All Levels (V-Trigger II)
• Changed so that Ken can cancel the landing recovery into V-Skill on hit.
• Changed so that EX special moves performed from canceling the landing recovery can be performed with offset inputs (input timing does not have to be precise).
• Eased the combo count.
• Changed the cancel timing from EX Shoryuken to until the 2nd attack.

Shinryuken, Lv1 (V-Trigger II)
• Reduced the damage from 140 to 110.
• Stun decreased from 200 to 150.
• Reduced the horizontal blowback distance.
• Extended the landing recovery cancel time on hit.
• Changed the projectile invincibility window at start from 1F to 4F for the special move version. Note: No changes to the V-Trigger activation version.

Shinryuken, Lv2 (V-Trigger II)
• Reduced the damage from 170 to 140.
• Stun decreased from 200 to 150.
• Reduced the horizontal blowback distance.
• Increased the blowback time.
• Extended the landing recovery cancel time on hit

Guren Enjinkyaku (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50.

Previously Unlisted
• st.HP can no longer counter hit pushback OS.
• EX.DP no longer cancels into V-Trigger 2 during the ‘2nd Shoryuken’

Kolin

• We looked into the performance of moves used for distance control and strengthened V-Trigger I "Diamond Dust."

• Both Standing HP and "Sniping Kick," which had low risk on whiff, got their backwards hurtbox expanded during recovery, adding more risk on whiff. However, the reward for these moves is still high, so it can still be used as a strong move to pressure the opponent.

• V-Trigger I "Diamond Dust" can now be executed through cancelling "EX Silver Edge.” With this, Kolin can keep and increase an opponent's Stun Meter through her combo and by countering their projectiles. This allows Kolin to aim Stun + Freeze state more than before.

• Furthermore, we reduced the startup of Special Move version of "Diamond Dust" from 19F to 17F, so this can be connected from Crouching MK.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during

Forward Dash → Jump (V-Trigger II)
• Changed so that Avalanche Lock (air throw) can be performed with offset inputs (input timing does not have to be precise).

Standing HP (Normal/V-Trigger II)
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery.

Sniping Kick
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery

Blizzard Heel
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.
• Reduced the pushback on block for the first hit.
• Expanded the forward hitbox for 1F of the second hit

EX Silver Edge
• Can now cancel into Diamond Dust.

EX Hailstorm (Normal/V-Trigger II)
• The first hit has been given an attack hitbox.
• Reduced the downward hurtbox for the first hit until the end of the active frames.
• Increased the blowback time when the first hit connects on an airborne opponent.
• Stun decreased for the projectile when the first hit connects on an airborne opponent from 100 to 50

M Vanity Step (V-Trigger II)
• Changed so that Inside Slash (V-Skill) and Frost Edge can be performed with offset inputs (input timing does not have to be precise).

H Vanity Step (Normal/V-Trigger II)
• Changed so that Avalanche Lock (air throw) can be performed with offset inputs (input timing does not have to be precise).

Previously Unlisted
• L.Parry on hit recovery reduced by 1f (+1 more adv).
• EX (L+M) Parry on hit recovery increased by 4f (-4 adv, now same as regular low parry).
• EX Hailstorm (Normal/V-Trigger 2) changed so that the first hit eliminates up to two of the opponent's projectile

Laura

• Changes have been made to accentuate Laura’s signature fast-paced attacks and close-range combos.

• The cancel window for a Crouching MK has been increased, to allow cancelling into Special Moves to be executed upon hit confirming. "L Bolt Charge" is easier to execute without being consecutively blocked, so it’ll be easier to counter opponents hoping to take advantage of "Linear Movement - Avante.”

• Start up for "L Sunset Wheel" has been increased, but the throw range has been widened to grapple enemies that previously would have been out of range.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Forward Walk
• Increased the movement speed.

Standing LK
• Changed so that the hurtbox will not move backwards

Standing HP
• Moved the collision box that appears before the attack active frames backwards to match the visuals.

Crouching LK
• Made the hurtbox for the rapid cancel version the same as the normal version.

Crouching MP
• Extended the cancel window by 2F.

Crouching MK
• Increased the cancel timing window by 3F.
• Advantage on hit increase from 0 to +2F.
• Delayed the cancel timing for M Bolt Charge by 2F.

Jumping HP
• Reduced the hurtbox that appears after the attack active frames end.

Jumping HK
• Reduced the hurtbox that appears after the attack active frames end.

Previously Unlisted
• st.HP can no longer Counter hit pushback OS.
• j.HP strike-only Hurtbox below her reduced 2 squares vertically (significantly harder to AA with lights).
• j.HK strike-only Hurtbox below her reduced 2.5 squares (significantly harder to AA with lights).
• Regular/V-Trigger 1 L.Elbow initial speed increased (better for juggling).
• Regular/V-Trigger 1 L.Elbow speed altered, 2nd active frame & 3rd active frame have same range (getting meaty 3rd frame hit in neutral looks near impossible now).

Lucia

• Her moves during her standard state have not been touched much, and the majority of her updates have been applied to her V-Trigger I, "Burning Fight," which wasn't being utilized much. Alterations have been made so her footsies are enhanced when "Burning Fight" is activated, and to make it easier to put the strength of her short-range attacks to good use.

• Her high class projectile, "V Flipper Shot," has decreased in consumption of her V Timer, making it easier to use and easier to limit the opponent's moves. With a lower cost, it is now easier to approach the opponent from a long distance and utilize tactics that involve both the projectile and Lucia herself.

• Now, the distance that the opponent flies back when hitting with her V-Skill, "V Tap-Kick" has been reduced so that Lucia can keep the situation working in her favor, without consuming V-Timer any more. By using this after hitting the opponent with a basic move from a mid-range distance or her "V Fire Spinner,” it creates more opportunities to perform hard hitting combos while conserving her V Timer.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 975.

EX Cyclone Spinner
• Expanded the upwards collision box during the final hit.

EX Flipper Shot L version only -
• Reduced the size of the backwards box that triggers the opponent's block after the bound.

Hammer Knuckle (V-Reversal)
• Increased the blowback distance on hit.

Tap-Kick(V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the blowback for the final hit.

Cyclone Spinner (V-Trigger I)
• Expanded the upwards collision box during the final hit

EX Cyclone Spinner (V-Trigger I)
• Decreased the V-Timer consumption from 700F to 400F.

EX Tornado Spinner (V-Trigger I)
• Decreased the V-Timer consumption from 700F to 400F

Flipper Shot (All Strengths) (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the size of the backwards box that triggers the opponent's block after from the attack active frames.

Flipper Shot (V-Trigger I)
• Decreased the V-Timer consumption from 700F to 400F.
• L version only - Reduced the size of the backwards box that triggers the opponent's block after the bound.

Previously Unlisted
• V-Trigger 1 Fireball->LK/MK/HK V-Duration consumption 700->400 (V-Trigger 1 is 3000 V-Duration).
• EX Cyclone Spinner expanded upwards collision box during the final hit

M. Bison

• We adjusted the basic attacks and unique attacks associated with control and distance.

• Standing HP was utilized relatively often to control distance, so the hit box was reduced so that there’s a higher change of whiffing. In addition, the hurt box was expanded so that there is a higher risk when whiffing or blocking up close.

• "Psycho Axe" was the basis of creating a lot of attack opportunities and has been adjusted with an expanded hurt box, reduction of the size of the box that triggers the opponent's block, and increase in recovery time on whiff to limit its use as a means of closing distance with the opponent.

• In addition, we reduced the pushback on hit for the first attack of the "Double Knee Press", so that it becomes harder to whiff your CA upon activating it through a "Double Knee Press" cancel.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Standing HP
• Reduced the hitbox.
• Expanded the hurtbox.

Psycho Axe
• Reduced the size of the box that triggers the opponent's block.
• Expanded the hurtbox.
• Increased the recovery on whiff by 5F.

M/H Psycho Blast
• Changed the voice.

Double Knee Press (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the pushback on hit for the first attack.

EX Psycho Blast (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Fixed a bug where the combo count changed on counter hit.

Psycho Burst (V-Reversal)
• Reduced the pushback on block.
• Increased the recovery on block and whiff from 20F to 23F. Note: No changes in advantage/disadvantage on block.

Psycho Crusher (V-Trigger II)
• Changed the motion before attack startup, and adjusted the hurtbox accordingly.

Ultimate Psycho Crusher (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 15 × 2 + 20 (50 total).
• Added 10F of landing recovery if the mid-air version whiffs.

Menat

• We believe that Menat has been adjusted just the way we wanted her to be, so this update is mostly done to make her V-Trigger II "Prophecy of Thoth" more useful.
• By allowing other Special Moves to cancel into "Judgement of Thoth,” there are many opportunities for combos whether the players has the Crystal Ball or not.
• "Judgement of Thoth" allows the Crystal Ball to fire out in different directions, based on L,M,H inputs, so players can try it with other Special Moves to find the most effective action.

Knockdown
• Unified her collision box height when knocked down to be the same as that of other characters.

Standing HP/Crouching LP/Crouching MP/Crouching HK (w/Crystal Ball)
• Can now cancel into V-Trigger and V-Trigger-specific moves up to the final active frame.

Standing MP (w/Crystal Ball)
• Disadvantage on hit reduced from -3F to -2F.

Soul Sphere (All Strengths)
• Can now cancel into Judgement of Thoth and Prophecy of Thoth (special move version).

Soul Sphere (EX H)
• Can now cancel into Judgement of Thoth and Prophecy of Thoth (special move version) on grounded hit.

Soul Spark
• Can now cancel into Judgement of Thoth and Prophecy of Thoth (special move version).

Guardian of the Sun
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

Wisdom of Thoth (V-Trigger I)
• Increased the V-Timer from 1000F to 2000F.

The Nefertem (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 3 to 50.

Nash

• Adjustments have been made to strengthen anti-air capabilities and ground attacks including projectiles.

• There was some difficulty properly using different anti-air options against characters who were able to change their trajectory mid-air. As a result, "H Sonic Scythe" and "EX Sonic Scythe" are now invincible against airborne attacks from its active frame. If players are able to react to the jump animation at an early timeframe, they’ll be able to counter most jump attacks.

• Basic anti-air normals were difficult to follow up after hitting the opponent in the air. Now, the duration that the opponent is left in the air increases after being hit by a Standing MK or Standing HK, allowing Nash to follow up with a forward dash attack to keep the pressure.

• By combining these improved anti-air capabilities and the strengthened "Sonic Boom," it will allow players to utilize familiar strategies and dish out more damage.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 1000.

Forward Dash
• Changed to be in close contact with the opponent after the move ends. Note: No change to movement distance.

Standing LP
• Reduced the pushback on hit for the rapid cancel version.

Standing MP
• Changed so that the opponent blocking the active frames will give an advantage in recovery.
• Increased the hit and block stop.
• Increased the cancel timing window by 3F

Standing MK
• Changed so that the opponent blocking the active frames will give an advantage in recovery.
• Increased the blowback time for an opponent on mid-air hit.
• Changed so that a V-Trigger cancel can be performed on the 4th active frame.

Standing HP
• Changed so that the opponent blocking the active frames will give an advantage in recovery.

Standing HK
• Reduced the recovery on hit from 15F to 14F. Note: Also changes to the advantage/disadvantage on hit and block.
• Increased the blowback time for an opponent on mid-air hit.

Rapid Punch
• Changed so that the opponent blocking the active frames will give an advantage in recovery.
• Increased the hit and block stop.

Chopping Assault
• Increased the hit and block stop.
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

Wind Shear
• Made the behavior of the second hit on counter hit the same as for a regular hit.

Down Burst
• Increased the hit and block stop.
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F

Sonic Boom
• Damage increased from 50 to 60

Previously Unlisted
• V-Skill 1 is forcibly +5 on hit (recovery changes based on active frame) — Note that recovery does not seem increased.
• V-Trigger 1 ground dash Hurtbox moves into place faster (attempted fix of Nash getting hit ‘cross up’ by grounded moves during his teleport).

Necalli

• Adjustments have been made on follow-ups after combos or crush counter activations.

• It was difficult aiming for a combo without utilizing the EX gauge from a light attack. M Raging Light was a less frequently utilized attack, so by expanding its hitbox range, players have an additional weapon to utilize in their combos. This also allows players to hold onto their EX gauge during a match.

• The frame disadvantage of "EX Valiant Rebellion" on block has been alleviated to make it a more viable option to consume EX gauge. Even if the opponent is guarding, it’ll be easier to keep being aggressive and backing them into a corner.

• If a crush counter occurs during a Standing HP, it was difficult to follow-up without cancelling into a Special Move. Based on the circumstance, follow-ups have been made easier. We adjusted the crush counter so that players are not forced to cancel into Special if they want to attempt a follow-up attack.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Crouching LP (Normal/V-Trigger)
• Adjusted so that there will be no changes in the spacing interval if the active frames hit against an opponent in close quarters.
• Delayed the timing at which the collision box expands on whiff by 3F

Standing HP (Normal/V-Trigger)
• Crush Counter hit changed to crumple knockdown.

Opening Dagger (Normal/V-Trigger)
• Increased the disadvantage on block from -6F to -7F.
• Changed the airborne status from 12F - 19F to grounded, throw invincible.

Opening Dagger (Max Charge) (V-Trigger)
• Changed the airborne status from 23F - 34F to grounded, throw invincible

The Disc's Guidance (Normal)
• Reduced the pushback on hit for the second hit.

Valiant Rebellion (Normal/V-Trigger)
• Changed the timing at which the backwards hurtbox begins moving down from 2F to 5F.

Valiant Rebellion (Normal)
• Changed the advantage on block from -2F to +2F.
• Reduced the recovery from 24F to 21F.
• Reduced the pushback on hit for the first hit.

EX Valiant Rebellion (Normal/V-Trigger)
• Changed the advantage on block from -2F to +2F.
• Reduced the recovery from 23F to 20F.

M. Raging Light (Normal/V-Trigger)
• Expanded the hitbox.
• Normal version only: Extended the attack active frames for the first hit from 3F to 4F.

EX Mask of Tlalli (Normal/V-Trigger)
• Expanded the upwards collision box on hit.

Ceremony of Honor/Soul Offering (Normal/V-Trigger) (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50.
• Expanded the upwards collision box during screen freeze.

Previously Unlisted
• EX.Dash Punch 2nd to last Hitbox pushback on hit reduced by 1 square (falls out less often).

Poison

• By updating the startup of her basic moves and increasing the hitbox of her "Avant Line,” Poison’s proficient mid and long range attacks have become enhanced and can apply more pressure.

• In order to give her more options in the mid-to-long range distances, her "EX Love Me Tender" has been updated to become a quicker overhead Special Move. In addition to it being a way to counter projectiles, its usage has been enhanced so that it can also be a surprise attack, differentiating it from other EX moves like "EX Heart Raid.” While it's more powerful, it's now easier to get punished when blocked, so players need to be cautious of this.

• Also, the frame disadvantage has been updated when "EX Avant Line" is blocked, making it so she can no longer get punished. While she is powerful to use when leveraging her fast, long-range attacks, her short-range tactics have also been enhanced by reducing risk when cancelling from her L attacks.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Standing LP
• Expanded the upwards hurtbox at the arms.
• Changed so that it cannot hit opponents who are behind

Standing MK
• Reduced the startup from 8F to 7F.

Standing HK
• Reduced the startup from 9F to 8F.

Crouching MP
• Advantage on hit decreased from +7F to +6F.

Avant Line
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

EX Avant Line
• Expanded the forward hitbox for all hits except the final one.
• Changed the motion on block.
• Recovery on block decreased from -16F to -2F.

Love Me Tender
• Reduced the hurtbox at the foot before the attack startup.

EX Love Me Tender
• Changed the attack property to hit mid.
• Disadvantage on block increased from -2F to -4F.

Love Hurricane (CA)
• Decreased the startup from 13F to 10F.
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Previously Unlisted
• EX.Down whip no longer cancels to V-Trigger 1/V-Trigger 2 activation or specials during 1st 3 Hitboxes (may cause an OS).
• EX.Down whip on Whiff Hitbox height reduced by 5 squares (Massively easier to jump in on if the first hit misses).
• EX.Down whip recovery on hit increased by 1f (- 1 frame less adv?)
• Critical Art Hitbox added to hit crouchers with much shorter range (11 squares in front of Poison).

R. Mika

• She went through minimal change, with some adjustments made to her melee attacks.

• The frequently utilized "Stomp Chomp" can now combo into "H Shooting Peach" to make it easier to dish out combo damage and back opponents into the corner.

• V-Trigger I and II have been modified so that if Nadeshiko's attack and Mika's throw hit the opponent at the same time, Nadeshiko's attack will take priority.

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Standing LK
• Changed so that the hurtbox will not move backwards.

Standing MP
• Changed so that the opponent blocking the active frames will give an advantage in recovery.

Crouching MP
• Reduced the backwards hitbox.
• Expanded the upwards and backwards hurtbox for frames 8F - 21F

Stomp Chop
• Changed so that H Shooting Peach will combo from Stomp Chop.

Mic Performance (V-Skill)
• Added a forward input version.

Nadeshiko (V-Trigger I) (All Versions)
• Fightin' Dirty (V-Trigger II) Changed so that if Nadeshiko's attack and Mika's throw hit the opponent at the same time, Nadeshiko's attack will take priority

Rashid

• We took a look at moves associated with keeping mid-range control and distance and made whiffing much more punishable.

• The Crouching MP has been greatly modified so that it is easier to execute combos that chain L Whirlwind Shot and Wing Stroke (V-Skill II) together. For his bigger attacks, the "L and M Spinning Mixer" parameters and post-attack opportunities have been slightly reduced.

Standing MP
• Expanded the forward hurtbox that appears before the attack active frames begin.

Standing HP
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery

Crouching LP
• Made the hurtbox for the rapid cancel version the same as the normal version.

Crouching LK
• Reduced the backwards hitbox.
• Increased the startup of the rapid cancel version from 2F to 4F.
• Increased the pushback distance on block.

Crouching MP
• Reduced the startup from 7F to 6F.
• Changed to move forward slightly during the move.
• Advantage on hit decreased from +3F to +2F.
• Changed the advantage on block from +1F to -2F.
• Grounded hit forces stand.
• Increased the blowback distance for mid-air hit.
• Delayed the special move cancel timing.
• Reduced the pushback on hit for a grounded hit

Crouching MK
• Expanded the forward hurtbox at the body to match his crouching posture.

Crouching HP
• Added 4F of recovery on whiff.
• Expanded the hurtbox.

Beak Assault
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.
• Changed the airborne status from 7F - 20F to grounded, throw invincible.

L Whirlwind Shot
• Increased the pushback distance on hit.

L Spinning Mixer
• Stun decreased from 150 to 125

M Spinning Mixer
• Stun decreased from 175 to 150.
• Increased the blowback distance for the maximum enhanced version, and reduced the blowback time.
• Reduced Rashid's forward movement distance and descent speed on hit for the maximum enhanced version.

M Airborne Eagle Spike
• Fixed the camera's behavior on hit and block.

Altair (CA)
• Opponent will gain 50 EX Meter on block.

Ryu

• His main close to mid-range basic moves have been enhanced to make his ground fighting more solid. Also, by altering the specs of his "Denjinrenki (V-Trigger 1),” which makes it easier to incorporate his special move into a combo, the amount of damage that can be inflicted in a single opportunity has increased.

• Ryu’s well known “crouch MK” has been updated to adjust its disadvantage when blocked, making it easier to use.

• His "EX Jodansokutogeri" can now combo into his "L Tatsumakisenpukyaku,” and his M & H version is easier to combo from a standard move, allowing him to continue to be the aggressor.

• His V Trigger 1 has been altered so it doesn’t decrease his V Timer when using his enhanced special moves. While his V Timer length has been slightly reduced, it allows tactics that utilize his enhanced special moves to be more powerful.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Standing LP (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Adjusted so that there will be no changes in the spacing interval if the active frames hit against an opponent in close quarters.

Standing HP (V-Trigger I/II)
• Relaxed the follow-up attack restrictions during a Crush Counter

Crouching LP (V-Trigger I)
• Made the size of the collision box for active frame 3F the same as C.LP.

Crouching MP (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Reduced the collision box.
• On whiff, delayed the timing of the expansion of the collision box by 1F after the active frames end.
• Changed so that the collision box will expand 1F after hit or block.

Crouching MK
• Disadvantage on block decreased from -3F to -1F.
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Jodan Sanrengeki (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Disadvantage on hit for the 2nd hit decreased from -9F to -2F.
• Disadvantage on block for the 2nd hit decreased from -16F to -9F.

Collarbone Breaker (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

M Shoryuken (Normal/V-Trigger I)
• Made the CA cancel timing the same as L/H Shoryuken

M Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
• Expanded the forward hitbox for the first hit.

H Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
• Expanded the forward hitbox for the first hit.
• Fixed the phenomenon where he floated above the ground after the move's recovery ended.

EX Jodan Sokutou Geri
• Increased the forward movement distance.
• Changed so that the move recovery can be canceled into Tatsumaki Senpukyaku on hit.
• Changed the properties when performed as a cancel from a standing HP, when Denjin Renki or Kakko Fubatsu is activated.

Mind's Eye (V-Skill)
• Expanded the forward parry range.

Denjin Renki (V-Trigger I)
• V-Timer decreased from 1,000F to 800F.
• V-Hadoken and V-Shoryuken no longer use V-Timer.

Shinku Hadoken (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 6 × 5 + 20 (50 total).
• Expanded the upwards hitbox when performed as a cancel from Shoryuken.

Denjin Hadoken (V-Trigger I) (CA)
• Eased the combo count when performed as a cancel from Shoryuken.
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 5 × 6 + 20 (50 total).
• Expanded the upwards hitbox when performed as a cancel from Shoryuken.

Sagat

• Much of Sagat’s playstyle leaned too heavily on his mid-range control, so we revised his basic attacks that were less frequently used to widen the range that they would be effective.

• For example, the frame disadvantage of his Standing HP and Crouching HK on whiff have been reduced, making them more effective distance control tools. By combining these improved attacks with "Tiger Shot" and "Grand Tiger Shot,” Sagat’s strategy of keeping opponents at bay has been improved.

• Since his "Tiger Assault (V-Trigger II)" was an all-purpose move that could be used in various situations, "Tiger Cannon (V-Trigger I)" was increased to be more usable as well.

Knockdown
• When getting up from a face-down knockdown, changed his collision box to be the same height as that of other characters.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Standing LK
• Reduced the pushback on hit.

Standing HP
• Recovery on whiff decreased from 20F to 18F.

Crouching MP
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Crouching MK
• Increased the advantage on hit from 0F to +1F.
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Crouching HP
• Active frames increased from 3F to 4F.
• Reduced the recovery from 19F to 18F.
• Extended the V-Trigger activation and the cancel window for V-Trigger exclusive moves by 1F.

Crouching HK
• Reduced the recovery from 27F to 23F. Note: No changes in advantage/disadvantage on block.

Tiger Heavy Elbow
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F

L Tiger Knee Crush
• Expanded the upwards hitbox for active frames 6F - 7F

Angry Charge (V-Skill)
• Overall movement frames decreased from 55F to 50F.
• Changed so that a Tiger Uppercut performed while the effects are active to build EX Meter.

Tiger Cannon (V-Trigger I)
• Increased the blowback time on hit.
• Decreased the blowback distance on hit.
• Advantage on block increased from +2F to +10F.
• Reduced the startup from 19F to 17F.
• Increased the V-Timer effect time from 2400F to 3000F.
• V-Timer consumption increased from 1200F to 1500F.

Tiger Rampage (CA)
• Increased the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 10 to 50.

Sakura

• For Sakura, we adjusted and added parts for her combo and made updates to moves derived from her V-Skill "Haru Kaze" and V-Trigger I "Haru Arashi.”

• Standing LP and "EX Shunpukyaku" can now be connected as combo and can now be aimed to execute from Standing HK crush counter ⇒ front step or "Chin Buster Kick.” At the corner, you can continue to follow up, making it a surprising strong combo that starts from L attacks.

• In order to offer more variety during the activation of V-Trigger I "Haru Arashi,”we increased the hitbox for "V Tengyo Hadoken" and also adjusted the blowback distance for "Hogasyo.” Sakura players will get maximum reward by choosing the most efficient combo for each situation.

• All three derived moves from V-Skill "Haru Kaze" are improved. "Kashinfu," for example, reduced the recovery on hit and can continue to attack the opponent.

Vitality
• Increased from 950 to 975.

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 1000.

Standing MK
• Reduced the recovery on hit and block from 19F to 17F. Note: No changes to the advantage/disadvantage on hit or block, but the advantage/disadvantage on V-Trigger cancel has been changed.

Crouching HK
• Startup reduced from 9F to 8F

Chin Buster Kick
• Reduced the recovery from 22F to 20F.
• Increased the advantage on hit from +3F to +4F.

L Shouoken
• Decreased the blowback distance on hit.

Tengyo Hadoken (Charge)
• Increased the active frames by 10F.

EX Shunpukyaku
• Reduced the startup from 15F to 12F when performed as a cancel from S.LP, C.MK.
• Fixed the bug where the active frames of the final hit would be reduced by 1F.

Sakura Otoshi (V-Skill)
• Increased by recovery on block by 3F.
• Expanded the downwards hitbox.

Oukakyaku (V-Skill)
• Reduced the upwards hurtbox at the feet.

Kashinfu (V-Skill)
• Reduced the recovery by 2F on hit.

Floral Spin (V-Reversal)
• Reduced the recovery from 27F to 24F on block and whiff. Note: No changes to the advantage/disadvantage on block.

Hadoken (V-Trigger I)
• Eased the combo count.

Tengyo Hadoken (V-Trigger I)
• Increased the active frames by 5F.
• Made the hitbox the same as EX Tengyo Hadoken.
• Eased the combo count.
• Increased the blowback distance on hit.
• Increased the blowback time on hit.

Tengyo Hadoken (Charge) (V-Trigger I)
• Increased the active frames by 5F.

Hogasho (V-Trigger I)
• Decreased the blowback distance on mid-air hit.

Sakura Rain (Normal/V-Trigger I) (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 7 × 5 + 15

Urien

• We made some changes on his basic moves and unique attacks, which can be used to control distance, but the overall usability has not changed much.

• Standing HP did not have much risk when whiffed, so we expanded the hurtbox during recovery, making it vulnerable unless used wisely.

• On the other hand, we increased the pushback distance on block and reduced the hurtbox at the foot for "Quarrel Kick" and reduced some usage risk.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 1000 to 1050

Knockdown
• When getting up from a face-down knockdown, changed his collision box to be the same height as that of other characters.

Standing HP
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery.
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.
• Reduced the pushback on block and hit.

Standing HP (Charge)
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery.
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

Quarrel Kick
• Increased the pushback distance on block.
• Reduced the hurtbox at the foot.

EX Metallic Sphere (L/M Versions)
• Increased the advantage on block from +1F to +2F.

Metallic Aura (V-Skill)
• Overall movement frames decreased from 52F to 50F.
• Changed so that a special move performed while Metallic Aura is under effect will add to the EX Meter.

Aegis Reflector (High) (V-Trigger I)
• Fixed the phenomenon where the VT activation mirror would not disappear even after reflecting a projectile 3 times.

Tyrant Blaze (V-Trigger II)
• Damage increased from 100 to 120.

Tyrant Blaze (Charge) (V-Trigger II)
• Damage increased from 120 to 140.
• Changed the advantage on block for the 4th attack from -2F to +4F.

Dominant Crush (CA)
• Expanded the upwards hitbox.
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 4 × 9 + 14.

Vega

• We’ve made the claw easier to use, in order to highlight upon the difference in playstyle between having the claw equipped or not. We also added a new move called "Sky High Claw" as a long-range opportunistic move effective against projectiles.

• We also overhauled and improved "Bloody Kiss" to make it a more effective combo tool, such as being able to cancel into from other Special Moves and improving Vega’s movement after a hit or block.

Vitality
• Increased from 1000 to 1025

Stun
• Increased from 950 to 975

Knockdown
• Unified the collision box during a crumple knockdown to be the same height as other characters.

Crouching State
• Expanded the upwards hurtbox.

Standing LP (Claw)
• Increased the advantage on hit from +5F to +7F.

Standing MP (Claw)
• Expanded the forward hitbox.

Crouching HK
• Eased the ability for follow-up attacks.

Buster Claw
• Expanded the forward hitbox

Mercury Shard
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.
• Given throw invincibility from 13F to 19F.

Sky High Claw (New)
• Added a new special move, performed with the command ↓ (charge) ↑ + P.

Switch Claw
• Reduced the recovery by 1F when performed as a cancel from C.HP (barehanded).

M Aurora Spin Edge
• Restricted the combo count.

H Crimson Terror
• Restricted the combo count.

EX Flying Barcelona
• Increased the blowback time when it hits an airborne opponent.
• Expanded the hitbox when used in a combo, and changed so that Vega can hit opponents who are behind him.

EX Flying Barcelona Attack
• Expanded the upwards hitbox for the final hit.
• Expanded the upwards hitbox for the first hit when used in a combo.
• Reduced the upwards blowback for the opponent on the first hit.

Bloody Kiss (V-Trigger I)
• Can be canceled into from Aurora Spin Edge and Crimson Terror.

Bloody Kiss - Azul (V-Trigger I)
• On hit and block, sped up the timing at which Vega can move by 3F.
• Changed the advantage on block from -2F to +2F.
• Expanded the downward collision box of the movement after the projectile hits.
• Increased the blowback time on hit.
• Restricted the combo count.

Flash Arch - Granate (V-Trigger II)
• Expanded the forward hitbox.
• Reduced the startup from 18F to 17F.

Bloody Rain (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50 for the descending attack portion.
• Changed so that the descent attack will not whiff when performed facing an opponent in the corner.

Previously Unlisted
• EX.ASE Juggle Start 0->1 (no longer a free juggle state on hit)

Zangief

• His mid-range control attacks have gone through some fine-tuning.

• Much of his mid-range control was determined by his Standing MP, so we delayed the timing at which the hurtbox disappears during recovery. On the flip side, the less frequently utilized Standing MK has a smaller hurtbox now. With these changes, the idea is to be able to balance the effectiveness of both moves depending on the opponent or how they may be maneuvering.

• In addition, "Knee Hammer" now has increased movement with a reduced backwards hit box for active frames to make it a more effective attack in creating more advantageous situations.

Vitality
• Increased from 1050 to 1075.

Stun
• Increased from 1050 to 1100.

Standing MP
• Delayed the timing at which the hurtbox disappears during the recovery by 3F.
• Made the V-Trigger cancel timing on hit and block the same between V-Triggers 1 and 2.

Standing MK
• Reduced the backwards hurtbox at the legs during the attack active frame

Knee Hammer
• Reduced the backwards hitbox for active frames 1F - 2F.
• Increased the movement amount.

Double Lariat
• Changed the timing at which the hurtbox moves backwards from 3F to 5F.

Muscle Explosion (V-Reversal)
• Changed the attack and projectile invincibility window from 1F - 14F to 1F - 25F.

Iron Muscle (V-Skill)
• Changed the backwards dash cancel to a priority input

Previously Unlisted
• st.MP xx V-Trigger 1 startup 22f->19f.
• Regular/V-Trigger 1 V-Skill 1 Buffer window extended earlier by 10f (easier to cancel into backdash or V-Skill 1->Walk as early as possible)

Zeku

• Some of the moves for Young form got rebalanced, but his basic strategy of getting in close range of the opponent to execute high damage combos has not changed.

• For the Old form, we’ve made Crouching MK cancelable into Special Moves. This will give players different ways to engage the opponent in close combat.

• Furthermore, we noticed that his V-Trigger 2 "Karura Tenzan" was not used as much, so it can now cancel into EX Special move. By connecting them, Zeku can aggressively do high damage through his anti-air or combo.

[Old]Crouching MK
• Can now be canceled into a special move.

[Old]Nouten Wari
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F.

[Old]Toushi (V-Reversal)
• Increased the attack and projectile invincibility window from 1 - 16F to 1F - 25F.

[Old]Karura Tenzan (V-Trigger II)
• Changed so that the landing recovery can be canceled into an EX special move on hit.
• Stun decreased for the special move version from 150 to 100.
• Expanded the upwards collision box for the EX Bushin Gram - Ban performed from Karura Tenzan.
• Adjusted the combo count on hit.

[Old]Batsuzan Gaisei (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50.
• Restricted the combo count after the first hit.

[Young]Knockdown
• Unified his collision box height when knocked down to be the same as that of other characters.
• Deleted an unnecessary throw hurtbox that appeared at his back during a specific get-up motion.

[Young]Standing LP
• Made the hurtbox for the rapid cancel version the same as the normal version.

[Young]Standing LK
• Reduced the active frames from 4F to 3F.
• Recovery increased from 7F to 10F.
• Changed the advantage on block from +3F to -2F.
• Delayed the Hozanto cancel timing window by 1F.
• Increased the pushback distance on hit and block.

[Young]Standing HP
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery.

[Young]Kaeshi Saiha
• Increased the disadvantage on block from -8F to -12F.
• Reduced the pushback on block.
• Expanded the backwards hurtbox during recovery.

[Young]Kubi Kudaki
• Disadvantage on block increased from -6F to -7F

[Young]Bushin Shidenkyaku
• Moved the hitbox location to the backwards and upwards directions.

[Young]Hayagake (Normal/EX)
• Zeku will take counter damage if he is hit during the part of the move where it is possible to perform an attack.

[Young]Toushi (V-Reversal)
• Increased the attack and projectile invincibility window from 1 - 16F to 1F - 25F.

[Young]Karura Tenzan (V-Trigger II)
• Changed so that the landing recovery can be canceled into an EX special move on hit.
• Stun decreased for the special move version from 150 to 100.
• Adjusted the combo count on hit.

[Young]Batsuzan Gaisei (CA)
• Changed the amount of EX Meter gain that the opponent gets on block from 0 to 50.
• Restricted the combo count after the first hit.

Previously Unlisted
• Old - Hurtbox is no longer thinner when turning around (weaker to meaties/ backturning follow ups like Alex V-Trigger 1 HP+HK move).
• Young - Hurtbox is no longer thinner when turning around (weaker to meaties/ backturning follow ups like Alex V-Trigger 1 HP+HK move).
• Young - st.LK Hozanto 2nd cancel window added (looks like a bug, doesn’t functionally change anything).
• Young - st.HP extended low Hurtbox lingers longer after active frames 2f->16f (Massively weaker to crouching kick height whiff punishes).
• Young - st.HP extended Hurtbox placed at standing punch height for 7f near the end of the moves recovery (combats how far Young Zeku reels back on whiff, significantly weaker to standing punch height whiff punishes).
• st.HP->st.HP Target Combo now has an extended Hurtbox after active frames 0f->14f, extends Hurtbox by 2.5 squares (Massively weaker to all whiff punish heights).
• cr.HP->cr.HP Target Combo blockstun reduced by 4f(-4 on block/cancel, -10-> -14 on block). • cr.HP->cr.HP TC pushback on block reduced by 1 square.
• H.Hozanto no longer receives Counter Hit on trade.
• Command Air grab (All Versions) on whiff now have recovery when landing.
• M Slash Elbow overall movement frames decreased from 19F to 18F

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