Capcom has revealed everything players can expect from the final update of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition – including an incredible 79 pages worth of patch notes. Dubbed the Definitive Update, today’s massive patch has no shortage of fresh content.
The pixel filter pays homage to the series’ past by immersing the game in a classic arcade aesthetic that really hammers nostalgia home, but it’s the cel shading filter that really offers something special. The filter’s crisp new visuals add depth and vibrancy to the game’s 45 characters and their various attacking animations, and could become a new fan favorite way to play.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Premier Pass offers players costumes for Seth, M. Bison, and Akira, new colors for all 45 characters, two fighter profile themes, five titles, and 10,000 fight money. Capcom also plans to release new tracksuits for each character over the course of the Capcom Pro Tour.
However, the most shocking part of today’s announcement might be the extraordinary size of the patch notes, which contain a wide range of quality of life updates as well as major changes to every character in the game. With so many changes to the flow of the game, there will no doubt be a significant shift in the meta.
Capcom has clearly made every effort to bid farewell to their PS4-era flagship fighting game, and the team will likely now turn their full attention to the recently announced Street Fighter 6. Capcom has promised that we’ll hear more about the sequel in the summer of 2022.
The Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition “Definitive Update” goes live today between 6pm and 10pm PST, during which time the game’s servers are expected to be unavailable.
In the meantime, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition will be part of the EVO 2022 franchise alongside other big titles like Tekken 7, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and last year’s hit Guilty Gear Strive. The event will take place from August 5th to 7th at Mandalay Bay Resort.
Billy Givens is a freelance writer at IGN.
https://www.ign.com/articles/street-fighter-5-definite-update-patch-notes Street Fighter 5 Definitive Update features cel-shaded graphics and 79 pages of patch notes