Update: Street Fighter 5's servers down for maintenance to make way for new Halloween content and Balrog costume

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. PDT

Update: Street Fighter 5's online servers are now down for their scheduled maintenance as of 11 a.m. PDT and scheduled to be back up by 6 p.m. tonight. Original story follows.

The official SFV Server Status Twitter account recently shared the window in which Street Fighter 5's online features will be inaccessible. September 17 servers will be down from 11 a.m. PDT to 6 p.m. PDT.

So what are we getting with this next update? Well, Capcom is embracing the spirit of Halloween in Street Fighter 5, giving fans some new things to use in battle as we move into the spookiest month of the year.

Firstly, Street Fighter 5 Season 4 newcomers E. Honda and Poison will be receiving their own scary costumes. Poison will become an undead, whip-wielding warrior with hers, while Honda transforms into the Kappa with his.

These new outfits are premium costumes, meaning you can only purchase them with real money. They will run you $3.99 USD each.

Additionally, a new stage variation will join the line up and aims to help set the mood for those who love Halloween time. The Union Station stage becomes a creepy graveyard lined with candles and a large tombstone.

This new backdrop will come with a price tag of $1.99 or 40,000 Fight Money.

Lastly, a new, not Halloween-related costume is heading to Fighting Chance mode. Balrog's "No Escape" look will become winnable in the loot box-like feature tomorrow as well, and you'll be able to buy one ticket for 500 Fight Money or ten tickets for 4,500 FM to try and snag it.

Each ticket grants you a chance at winning the costume, and if you feel like you've seen this outfit before, you probably have. Apparently, the "No Escape" design was first shown over two years ago during ELEAGUE's Street Fighter 5 event.

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