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Street Fighter V Getting Balance Patch Next Month

by Jordan Leendertsen on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Capcom has announced a number of Street Fighter V balance changes and tweaks, which should arrive sometime next month. The biggest changes include an increase in frames for charge moves, from six to ten, and the addition of invincibility to shoryuken attacks in some cases. 

Some character tweaks are also expected in the patch, including buffs for Ryu and Zangief, and some mild nerfs for characters like Urien and Guile. Chun-Li remains mostly unchanged, still reeling from the previous patch which gave her a massive nerf after her Season 1 success. Only time will tell if she will ever regain her former glory.

For a look at the latest character to join the roster, Kolin, as well as some of the Season 2 roadmap for Street Fighter V, you can head right here

[Source: Capcom-Unity]


Our Take
While it's a bit late for the patch to have hit before the Capcom Pro Tour starts, it's good to see this kind of dedication from Capcom on their premiere fighting game. After a fairly stagnant first season meta, it's good to see them try and shake things up more often.