Next Street Fighter V Beta Starts October 22, Includes PS4 & PC Cross-Play

October 7, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Running from October 22 – 25 (exact times TBA), the second Street Fighter V beta will include PlayStation 4 and PC cross-play on October 24 and 25, new fighters, ranked matchmaking, and player search.

Available to PC owners for the first time, the upcoming Street Fighter V beta is a test, and Capcom stresses that “users may experience issues. It’s these issues, however, that provide Capcom with valuable information to ensure that Street Fighter V is as optimized as possible upon final release, so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the second Street Fighter V beta, including changes to the roster:

Characters

  • Since the last beta, we’ve announced quite a few new characters and I’m pleased to confirm that they will be selectable during the beta. When the beta launches, Ken, Necalli, Vega and R. Mika will be selectable. As we’re still reviewing our content delivery system, Rashid will be added in on day two (October 23) and Karin added on day three (October 24). The characters from the previous beta: Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Birdie, Nash and M. Bison will not be selectable this time around.

Ranked Matchmaking

  • Do you desire to only play the strongest around? Well, ranked matchmaking will definitely be the way to go. Players will be automatically paired with someone of equal skill, with pairings becoming more difficult the better one performs. GET HYPE!

Combined Leaderboards

  • We will be keeping track of the beta’s cream of the crop through our leaderboards. This is the perfect time to show everyone (PC and PS4 users) that you’re the best around as your name shines brightly above the others.

Player Search

  • Interested in seeing what strategies the top players on the leaderboard are employing? Well, with the implementation of player search functionality, you can see what they’re doing and also check out their fighter profile.

Fight Money Unlockables

  • During the last beta, many players accumulated a lot of Fight Money, which they weren’t able to use. This changes as we’re testing out the ability to unlock items through fight money. Players can look forward to unlocking titles and maybe even the Kanzuki Estate stage.

Capcom notes that everything acquired in this beta is only available for this beta “and will not carry over onto the next beta nor onto final release.” Additionally, the Fight Money pricing of items and unlock rate are both placeholders.

To gain access to the second beta, PC owners in all regions simply need to pre-order Street Fighter V on Steam, while PS4 owners in the United States and Canada need to pre-order the game from GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, or the PlayStation Store. On PlayStation, a beta key will be emailed if you went with a physical copy, while digital pre-orders just require you to download the beta client.

As for those of you in Europe, sign up here for potential beta access. If you participated in the first beta though, “you will automatically have access to the second and there is no need to re-register.”

[Source: Capcom Unity]