Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition oddity sees Abigail's V-Skill tire appear behind opponent after blocking M. Bison's Head Stomp

The small side switch briefly confuses the game

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 13, 2020 at 8:57 a.m. PST

With 39 new V-Skills added to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and an unfathomable number of interactions between these attacks and every other attack in the game, you're bound to run into some strange behavior at some point. Apparently, there's a bit of an oddity that exists in the game involving M. Bison and Abigail's V-Skill 2.

Street Fighter 5 player Kich Dorzey recently uploaded two videos showing the phenomenon in action. When Abigail blocks Bison's EX Head Stomp and answers back with V-Skill 2, it is possible for the tire to be summoned from the other side of the screen, making the distance traveled far shorter and appearing behind the opponent.

The first instance takes place in an actual online match. Bison attempts an EX Head Stomp, it gets blocked, Abigail summons the tire, and the spare rolls from behind the dictator tagging him during a medium kick for the KO.

Dorzey's second video recreates the happening in training mode. From what we can see, there's a very simple explanation here: if Bison briefly passes over to the other side of Abigail after the EX Head Stomp, then returns to the front, the game will think Abigail was on the other side of the screen causing the tire to come from the opposite end.

After some quick tests myself, I found that this can also be done with the light version of regular Head Stomp, though no version of this set up seems to work when Abigail is in the corner.

It's also worth noting that if Bison hits Abigail on the way down from the stomp — which Abigail is vulnerable to as he'll still be locked in the V-Skill 2 animation — the tire will disappear completely making the whole thing moot.

Still, this is a strange occurrence that certainly isn't functioning as intended, so it's something that might end up getting patched out.

Sent in by K1chn3rd.

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