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    Capcom is calling all fighter fans to assemble as there’s a free week coming up for Street Fighter V PC players.

    The week-long free period will run from 28 March at 1PM PST (9PM GMT)  until 3 April 12 PM (8PM GMT) PST. All current and new fighters will be available to players during this period including the recently-released Kolin,

    Why are they doing this? Capcom wants to test out balance adjustments for Season 2 and it will on the Steam version and only includes online modes.

    Capcom is also making adjustments to the  Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) which as follows:

    • Matchmaking Improvements
      • For most players, it will take less time to find an opponent in online matches. Matchmaking logic will help players avoid being frequently matched with the same opponent.
    • Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times
      •  There will be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual match.
    • Interactive Timeline
      • On the new CFN home menu, a live feed of Friends’ activities will be presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, players can immediately add a recent match to their Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.
    • Friend Management System
      • In addition to adding someone to Favorites, players can now blacklist players or add friends and follow them on CFN.
    • “Rage Quit” Penalty System
      • Special “rage quit” player profile icons will appear on profiles with frequent disconnections. Matchmaking logic will take into account online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.
    • Training Mode – User Settings Saved
      • Training Mode settings will be saved and will carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.
    • Battle Lounge Country Flags
      • Country flags will appear in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.
    • Country / League Based Rankings
      • Players will be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.
    • In-Game Announcer Voice
      • The in-game announcer will provide players and opponents with stats using data pulled from the server.
    • Fighter Profile Stats
      • More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on Fighter Profiles.

    If you’ve never tried Street Fighter V this is an ideal opportunity to test your button bashing skills.

    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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