Capcom Community Manager Neidel “haunts” Crisan took to Capcom-Unity today to release his third Street Fighter V development update–and it features many things that have been referenced and requested within the community itself.
Firstly: Street Fighter V online features will be down Tuesday, August 16th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT, with an update following this scheduled server maintenance. This update is targeted at continuing Capcom’s battle against ragequitters; while habitual ragequitters have seen their League Points reset previously, there was little to no direct actions against occasional ragequitters. This update seeks to do just that. As referenced in the post, haunts states that ragequitters “will lose League Points and be locked out of online matching for a set time.” This makes the penalty for pulling the plug more severe, and ideally will make players think twice about doing so.
Crisan further releases details of the upcoming September update, which promises to be a big one. The biggest blurb in the article is reserved for Double Fight Money weekends–which, as implied, will allow for players to earn double the normal amount of Fight Money in Ranked Match over the course of a weekend. This has been a feature much requested by the community, who has felt the ability to pay for characters and stages using the in-game currency is too difficult. He also announces that the first of such weekends will be from September 2nd to September 4th, so mark your calendars for that weekend in particular.
While not going into full details on the rest, haunts also confirmed other very significant features coming to the update, including the long-promised daily challenges for Fight Money, playing against the CPU in Versus mode, “Fighter Profile Updates,” and being able to purchase costume colors via Fight Money as opposed to unlocking them through Survival–with some colors for Premium costumes apparently being provided for free to Season Pass holders.