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Capcom releases full V-Shift tutorial for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

It's about time to get shifty

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 21, 2021 at 6:24 a.m. PST • Comments: 21

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition players may get their hands on the new V-Shift mechanic for the first time as early as later tonight, and now we can all see exactly how it works.

Capcom has now released SF5's in-game tutorial for V-Shift and V-Shift Break which fully breaks down the new mechanic including how much damage it does and what happens if it's blocked.

As was previously revealed, both V-Shift and V-Shift Break are performed by pressing heavy punch and medium kick together while a player has at least one stock of V-Gauge available.

What is new, however, is that this confirms that V-Shift Break attacks will be safe on block, on top of their extended range, so it seems like a fair trade off for only doing recoverable damage.

Speaking of damage, we also get to see an example combo follow-up to the V-Shift, which does do regular damage.

Not only that, but I tested it to see if attacks after the dodge will be immediately scaled down like V-Trigger activations. I can confidentially report though that the combo appears to do its normal, unscaled damage.

The Break attack looks to do a comparable amount of damage compared to V-Reversals unsurprisingly as well.

V-Shift will be coming to SF5 in the Season 5 update which will officially be live by tomorrow though servers are going down for maintenance today starting at 8 p.m. PT.

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