Buying Red Bull can now get you some new threads for your favorite fighter.
Red Bull’s 30th Anniversary Street Fighter commemorative cans are now out in the wild. Cans decorated with Chun-Li, Zangief, Ryu, Ken, Guile, and possible other characters will be appearing on store shelves, starting yesterday — and they include codes that can be redeemed online for exclusive costumes in Street Fighter V. Capcom-Unity has given us some more details on how this promotion works.
An eight-character code is under the can tab, which you need to redeem via logging into Red Bull/Street Fighter. You’ll be prompted to select one of sixteen available exclusive costumes, and a code for the PlayStation Store will be generated for you to download the content for SFV on PlayStation 4. The character that appears on the can does not have an affect on what costume you can choose. (Unfortunately, these Red Bull costumes are not currently available for the PC version.) You can redeem up to sixteen codes — enough to get each costume, and you can only redeem for each costume once. The characters with a Red Bull-themed costume as part of this promotion are:
- M. Bison
- R. Mika
Here a glimpse at what some of what the outfits look like:
There is also a Snapchat scan code on the can that unlocks character-specific filters for Snapchat based on the character on the can itself. Since the demo filter shown on Capcom’s blog is for Cammy, that means there must be Cammy cans out there, right?
Some buyers have been voicing complaints on social media (or in the comments on the Capcom-Unity blog itself) that their codes did not work, or that they got an “already redeemed” error message when trying to download their costumes from PSN; we ourselves have encountered this problem firsthand, as well. We have reached out to Red Bull for clarification on this issue.
[UPDATE: We have been provided with a customer service number for anyone experiencing difficulty with code redemption. It will offer help, answer FAQs, and provide replacement codes as necessary; call 1-888-776-0078, Monday – Friday between 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT and 4:00 PM – midnight PT.]
The cans are appearing in stores now, and can be redeemed until April 30, 2018.