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Akuma receiving Garuda Fighting EX Layer crossover costume in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 11, 2021 at 7:09 a.m. PST • Comments: 50

Capcom has unveiled the next crossover costume coming to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Another Fighting EX Layer character enters the fray by way of a mainstay Street Fighter.

This time, the legendary Shoto Akuma transforms into FEXL's Garuda thanks to the upcoming Extra Battle mission. The costume's challenge is set to go live tomorrow, January 12.

"The Satsui no Hado awakens this FIGHTING EX LAYER Garuda crossover costume for Akuma!" the official Street Fighter Twitter page writes. "Available through Extra Battle starting Jan 12."

If you're looking to snag this new look for Akuma, you'll be able to do so up through February 4, 2021. Fortunately, unlocking the crossover costume isn't difficult thanks to Capcom's updated way of scoring these special outfits.

When server maintenance concludes tomorrow, players will be able to hop into the Extra Battle mission that centers around the Garuda costume. For a nominal fee of 500 Fight Money (per attempt), you'll be able to do battle against Akuma wearing his new digs, and upon defeating him you'll unlock the crossover costume.

Completing this mission will net you the Garuda costume with colors 1 - 8 included. Two missions will follow later in the week that will allow you to unlock colors 9 and 10 โ€” with these missions typically prompting you to win five Casual matches and five Ranked matches, respectively.

Capcom is clearly making it a point to add as much Fighting EX Layer representation as they can to Street Fighter 5 right now. So far, all of the crossover costumes added to the game after Champion Edition's release have been FEXL related.

So far, we've seen Skullomania (G), Kairi (Ryu), Hokuto (Karin), and Blair Dame (Cammy), and now Garuda (Akuma) can be added to that list.

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's servers will be down for maintenance on January 12 from 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. ET. Once they come back online, you can head right into the Extra Battle mission to unlock your sweet Garuda crossover costume.

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