Try Street Fighter 5 On Steam For Free

For all PC players that have had a hankering to try out a good fighting game, here’s your chance. Starting as of March 28th at 1pm, for a full week, players can gain access to Street Fighter 5. The trial period allows for not only some free gameage, but also allows gamers to gain a peak into changes made on the Capcom Fighters Network – which is their online fighting section.

While you pursue the game’s online features, take note that you will have all characters unlocked for your practicing pleasure – including season two characters like Akuma and Kolin.

Below is a list of changes being made to the online network, which includes a funny system called the “rage quit” penalty system, brought to us Via Capcom Unity:

Rage Quit Penalty System

Back in December, we implemented an update to the Rage Quit System which displayed a special Player Profile Icon for the worst offenders and the most honorable players. These icons are working correctly now and matchmaking logic now takes into account your online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.

Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times

We understand many players were not happy with the load times when entering online matches. There will now be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual Match.

Battle Lounge Country Flags

Country flags should now properly load in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.

Training Mode – User Settings Saved

Training Mode settings are now saved and will carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.

Matchmaking Improvements

It should now take less time to find an opponent in online matches. We’ve also added logic which avoids frequently being matched with the same opponent repeatedly.

Fighter Profile Stats

More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on your Fighter Profile.

Country / League Based Rankings

Players will now be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.

Friend Management System

In addition to adding a player to your Favorites, you can now add Friends and follow them on CFN. You can now also Blacklist players.

Interactive Timeline

On the CFN home menu, a live feed of your Friends’ activities is presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, you can immediately add a recent match to your Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage your Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.

In-Game Announcer Voice

The in-game announcer will give you stats on both you and your opponent using data pulled from the server.

Personally the ‘Rage Quit’ system is the most hysterical one out of all the factors that are brought to us by Capcom. It’s also a factor that I feel should be implemented in other games, Rocket League being one I can think of off hand, as rage quitters are the bane of my existence.

Let us know in the comments on whether you’ll be giving the game a spin during the trial, and what characters you’re itching to use.

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