The Street Fighter V beta started off with more than its share of issues on the PlayStation 4 a couple of months back. Since then, PC gamers have patiently been waiting for their chance to partake in the beta. On that note, I have good news and what may be a bit of bad news.
The good news is that the Street Fighter V beta will be open to PC users starting on October 24th. It will feature cross platform play between the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game, providing a large pool of players to compete against.
The bad news is that the beta only runs until October 25th on PC, while starting earlier on the PlayStation 4 and running to the same end point. If you’re interested and able to partake, you will want to clear your schedule a bit those two days to take advantage of the limited time frame.
This beta phase will feature ranked matchmaking, player search, combined leaderboards between the two platforms, and Fight Money unlockables. It’s worth mentioning that anything related to Fight Money will not carry over to later beta phases or the final release. At this point, it’s all purely for testing to figure out pricing and balance. Things such as leaderboards will not carry over either, meaning nobody will have an unfair time advantage at the top of the charts simply because they took part in the Street Fighter V beta.
For characters, this beta phase will feature Ken, Necalli, Vega, R. Mika, Rashid, and Karen. Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Birdie, Nash, and M. Bison from the last beta will not be available this time around.
For beta access, you can pre-order Street Fighter V on Steam. For details regarding region specifics and otherwise, you can see the full blog post announcement.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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