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Tips to help you play Street Fighter 5 from the fresh perspective it deserves and build effective strategies

EventHubs Podcast episode 149

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 31, 2021 at 7:54 p.m. PDT • Comments: 21

What used to be the best plans of attack in Street Fighter 5 have shifted (first time you've heard that one, we're sure) but honing in on just how to dance with the game's updated meta isn't exactly an easy process.

With V-Triggers and overwhelming offense getting nerfed a bit, room for other strategies has emerged. While we're not claiming to be experts a mere month into Season 5, we have been taking some notes on this front and have a few tips to help you out with.

Catalyst and I take some time this week trying to unpack the meta on a deeper level than ever before, and thus shed light on the facets of play that are currently most beneficial to excel at.

This means spending some time figuring out the various ways your character(s) might be able to thrive in the neutral, or perhaps looking at V-Gauge with a more holistic approach.

For example, now that the game isn't as much of a race to using V-Trigger, perhaps saving gauge simply to maintain an advantage (or the potential to thwart a robbery sequence) is the right way of going about certain situations.

We also have a few characters we think you should be on special look out for and why. Check out the full episode via the embed below or on most major podcast apps, and be sure to tell your fighting game friends about the EventHubs Podcast.


04:35 - Capcom's Spring Update is en route
10:28 - Identifying the general evolution so we can hone in on specific approaches
16:16 - Explore strategies beyond rushdown and pressure-based approaches
25:40 - Consider saving your V-Gauge to maintain advantage and offset robbery potential
35:23 - Study your characters' V-Shift scenarios, both offensively and defensively, in training
44:06 - The best SF5 defense might no longer be having a good offense
51:28 - Why you might wanna look out for Chun-Li
57:25 - Should we be afraid of Sakura?
1:01:07 - Poison didn't fall as far as people think

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

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