Street Fighter V has already been released to the gaming world, and like most fighting games, there will be a learning curve once you start. For those that have played Street Fighter titles in the past, there will be a whole lot of things that will deem to be quite familiar to your eyes and fingers. Many of the control system returns from the game’s predecessor, but there are elements that do seem quite new to make it a good 5th installment to the franchise. However, for those who are beginning their street fighting journey on this 5th title, there are ways to assist you in moving up the ranks.
Tips for Street Fighter V Gamers for Both Beginners and Pros
The first Street Fighter V tip is to slow down; many players would like to frantically charge their opponents at the start of the battle and will immediately get knocked out in just a few seconds after their enemies beat the living daylights out of them with clean combos. Therefore, before doing anything, watch how your opponent’s move at the first few seconds of the match. Even though Street Fighter might be a fast and frantic title, it’s all about thinking well on your feet so that you can gauge how your opponents’ react for you to downplay the right moves.
Speaking of waiting, make sure you do it smartly. Don’t just stand there and watch your opponent beat you out into submission. While you’re observing your enemies, make sure that you’re always blocking. When your opponent is on the ground, make sure to hold down and back to do a crouching block, but when he/she/it leaps into the air, you have to get up on your feet and block that way. When an opening is seen, immediately counter with your own moves. This way, you can minimize heavy damage that you might otherwise be getting.
In Street Fighter 5, it’s all about practice, practice, and more practice. So before you decide on going into online battles, try the training mode first to get a first-hand feel of your chosen characters. Then, you can play a couple of rounds (or hours) with your friends to hone your skills and combos. In time, Ryu’s Hadouken, Cammy’s Spiral Arrow, and even Dhalsim’s Yoga Flare will all become muscle memory to you.
The last Street Fighter V tip on this list is to persevere and don’t give up. Many players are rage quitting as soon as they get a beatdown and that is very poor gamer’s etiquette. If you’re about to lose (and it could be pretty bad), study how you were beaten so the next time you fight against a similar character and/or player, you will be prepared.