[UPDATE] Street Fighter V Beta is Now Live, Roster Expanded

By on December 17, 2015 at 11:55 pm
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UPDATE – Street Fighter V’s beta is live once again, now with extra Zangief. (Editor’s note: Chun-Li, Vega, and Dhalsim have since been added as well.) The servers are experiencing a number of issues, but you’ll eventually be prompted to download the ver.1.09 title update. While that doesn’t appear to entirely fix these problems, Capcom is currently investigating the errors.

Earlier this morning, Street Fighter V associate producer Peter “Combofiend” Rosas provided a detailed breakdown of the content players can expect to find in the title’s upcoming beta period.

This third and final testing phase will feature a cast of Ryu, Birdie, Cammy, Necalli, Nash, and Laura, with Dhalsim and Zangief making their first playable appearances outside conventions sometime later. Rosas hints at the possibility of even more characters showing up, so don’t lose hope if your favorite isn’t included in the initial roster.

Players will also be receiving more beta invitations for their friends, some of which have already begun to appear on Steam.

Like previous betas, there will be a number of pauses in order for server maintenance, so be sure to consult the schedule below to get the most out of your experience.

Event PST EST GMT JST
Street Fighter V beta starts (Fri) 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Server maintenance (Fri) 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM 1:00 AM (Sat)
Servers back online (Fri) 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 2:00 AM (Sat) 11:00 AM (Sat)
Server maintenance (Sat) 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 2:00 AM (Sun)  11:00 AM (Sun)
Servers back online (Sun) 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
Street Fighter V beta ends (Sun) 10:00 PM 1:00 AM (Mon) 6:00 AM (Mon) 3:00 PM (Mon)

Source: Capcom-Unity via Gematsu, NeoGAF