Street Fighter V New CFN Features Detailed; Open Beta Testing On PC Confirmed For Next Week
Street Fighter V, the latest entry in the series developed by Capcom, has been released well over a year ago, but the game is sadly still in a rough state, with online modes and servers not working as intended quite often. A little while back, Capcom confirmed that a new and improved version of the Capcom Fighters Network would be coming this Spring, and today new details have emerged on it.
In a new post on Capcom Unity, it's been confirmed that the new Street Fighter V CFN will come with several features that players have been requesting since release, such as shorter load times, better matchmaking, Battle Lounges showing country flags and more. The Rage Quit system displaying Player Profile icons, which was supposed to be in since the Season 2 patch last December, will also get implemented properly.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, PC players will be able to test out the new online functionalities and infrastructure starting next week. The new beta client will be separate from the main game one, and it will be available to all Steam users. All characters will also be unlocked in this new CFN beta.
The new CFN PC Beta Test will start on 3/28 at 1pm PST and will end on 4/3 at 12pm PST. It will be limited to Steam users only, but will be completely FREE to play for both current and new players.
Street Fighter V is now available in all regions on PC and PlayStation 4.