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The second Street Fighter V Beta is on its way, prepare yourself for more matches, more characters and more awesomeness.

The second Street Fighter V global beta is coming our way on October 22nd and running through October 25th (dates subject to change, exact times to be specified later). There are a lot of things Capcom plans to test over the four days the beta is live, most importantly, cross-platform play between PC users and PS4 users!

 

PC Play

Capcom is opening up beta access to PC users for the first time. Please check the minimum specs post here to make sure that your PC is able to run SFV properly. Although the minimum specs will allow you to run SFV on your PC, the recommended specs will ensure you have an optimal SFV experience. PC users gain access to the beta starting October 24th.

PS4 to PC Cross-Platform Play

Capcom will be testing out PS4 to PC cross-platform play functionality on October 24th and 25th. This is a first for them and Capcom is very excited for players across both platforms to finally have a chance to battle one another. Make sure to bring your best strategies as the number of people that you can fight against will be that much larger this time around.

Characters

Since the last beta, Capcom has announced quite a few new characters and they’re 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 Capcom is still reviewing their content delivery system, Rashid will be added in on day two (October 23rd) and Karin added on day three (October 24th). 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

Capcom will be keeping track of the beta’s cream of the crop through their 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 Capcom is testing out the ability to unlock items through fight money. Players can look forward to unlocking titles and maybe even the Kanzuki Estate stage.

Oh and just so we’re all on the same page, all things acquired (Fight Money, leaderboard status, titles) will only be available during this beta and will not carry over onto the next beta nor onto final release.  The Fight Money pricing of items available to unlock and the rate that Fight Money is obtained are both still placeholder, and will not be indicative of the final product.

How to enter the beta?

For those of you interested in participating in this second global beta, please look to your region below for instructions on how to potentially gain access:

PC Users (all regions)

Preordering Street Fighter V on Steam will allow you access to the beta.

North America:

Supported Countries:  United States, Canada

Users can get guaranteed beta access by pre-ordering the product from the following retailers:

GameStop Amazon Best Buy / PlayStation Store

Beta redemption keys will be e-mailed from the retailer you pre-ordered from. Once you get your beta key, you can input it immediately into PSN to download the Street Fighter V Beta client.

Users who pre-order digitally through the PlayStation Store will not need to redeem a beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PSN store. If you had access to the first PS4 beta you will automatically have access to the second and there is no need to re-register.

LATAM:

Supported Countries: Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay

Users can get guaranteed beta access by pre-ordering Street Fighter V on the PlayStation Store.

Users who pre-order digitally through the PlayStation Store will not need to redeem a beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PlayStation Store. If you had access to the first PS4 beta you will automatically have access to the second and there is no need to re-register.

Europe & Rest of World:

Supported Countries:

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus , Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, German, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg , Malta,  Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania , Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Ukraine

Users can sign-up via the PlayStation Store for a chance at being selected to participate in the beta program. If you had access to the first PS4 beta you will automatically have access to the second and there is no need to re-register.

You can still sign-up at the following link:

Street Fighter V Beta Enroll

Users who are selected to participate in the beta will receive an email to their registered PSN ID email with instructions on how to access their beta redemption key. 

Asia:

Supported Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea

PlayStation Plus members can apply for beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test” from the PlayStation Store. Notifications will be sent out to selected users.

Japan:

PlayStation Plus members can apply for beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test” at the PlayStation Store. Notifications will be sent out.

 

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