Find out how to get involved in the beta starting 24th July 2015, and what to expect.
The first beta kicks off on 24th July 2015 at 1pm (NZST) for 5 days and is exclusive to PS4 users.
Further details of the beta include:
Throughout the course of the beta, all 6 characters will be available. This means that players will be able try out all the characters that were present on the E3 build. To set expectations clearly, the beta will roll out with four characters playable immediately, with Birdie and Cammy becoming playable on Saturday, 25th July. The reason for their delayed release is that, in addition to testing out the net code, Capcom is also testing out their new content delivery system.
When players boot the game up and go past the start screen, they'll be taken to the character select screen. Players should choose the character they would like to fight others with carefully, as they will not be able to select a different character before heading into battle.
Once they select their character, players will be placed into training mode while an opponent is found. Upon finding an opponent, players will be transported back to the versus screen and begin their match shortly thereafter. After the match is complete, players will then be brought back to the Grid where they will go back into queue for the next match.
Unfortunately there will be no local versus mode during this beta. The primary purpose of this beta is to test the online functionality.
While players are awaiting their match, they'll be training in the Grid. Versus matches will take place in either the Bustling Side Street (China), Terminal Station (London) or in the brand new stage, the Forgotten Waterfall. Here's a look at what the Forgotten Waterfall looks like:
Look familiar? Maybe you've seen the top of it in a previous Street Fighter. Each of the stages have been inspired by various locales throughout the world with the Forgotten Waterfall's inspiration being directly pulled from New Zealand.
PS3 Controller Functionality:
At this moment in time, Capcom is currently evaluating PS3 controller functionality for the final product. That said, PS3 controllers will not work with this beta.
Now that you know what to expect, players should read up on how the new battle systems work to get ready for battle. For those interested in signing up for the beta, please read the instructions below.
For a chance at being selected to participate in the Street Fighter V beta program, click here.
Sign-ups close on 15th July 2015. Users who are selected to participate in the beta will receive an email on 24th July 2015 with instructions on how to access their beta redemption key.