Update: Changes noted for Alex, Guile, Falke, and Abigail in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • March 24, 2020 at 2:23 p.m. PDT

Update: New changes have been discovered for Alex, Guile, and Falke.

Earlier: Although the servers are still currently down, users have reported that they are able to download the matchmaking update for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. It's already been discovered that balance adjustments have been applied to the game.

As demonstrated by Le Brutus, Abigail's EX Nitro Charge will no longer juggle opponents as long as it previously did. Needless to say, Abigail's damage output and corner carry will be affected.

Previously, Abigail was able to stomp on opponents up to four times before he'd be forced to transition into some attack. This strategy was effective regardless if the opponent was grounded or airborne.

For better or worse, Abigail's EX Nitro Run will now only stomp on the opponent twice. After that, the opponent will hit the ground before the third or fourth stomps are able to connect.

At the moment, the C.R.I. site appears to be down for maintenance. Notably, patch notes are typically located here for the community to read up on.

As a result, there's a possibility that there are additional patch changes that are just waiting to be discovered or unveiled officially by Capcom.


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Additional changes have been noted for Alex, Falke, and Guile. Alex is now able to cancel EX specials into V-Skill 2, Falke's standing heavy kick now hits crouching opponents, and Guile's V-Skill 2 has had its start up increased (neutering loops).

Sources: Emezie Okorafor, PRO7OTYPE, and GreenSoap.

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