A Street Fighter 6 open beta might be happening later this month
Capcom’s upcoming Street Fighter 6 could possibly have an open beta later this month. This is according to an apparent leak by a Japanese streamer known to be a regular guest on the company’s Capcom TV livestreams.
In a recent Dead By Daylight stream, streamer and talent Eiko Kano casually mentioned that Street Fighter 6 would be getting an open beta later this month. In the stream, which can be seen in the clip below by Twitter user @drummania555, Kano seems unaware that Capcom had yet to officially announce an open beta for the game.
— らんまる(気持ちは初心者 (@drummania555) April 5, 2023
Capcom previously hosted two closed beta tests for Street Fighter 6 last year. Access to both tests was granted via raffle to players who had signed up for a Capcom ID on the company’s site. (Read: The Capcom Pro Tour’s $2 million prize pool is a good start, but we’re not out of the woods yet)
Reception to both beta tests generally skewed towards the positive thanks to both betas exhibiting good online play while also providing a host of quality-of-life features–such as a fleshed-out training mode–not usually found in beta tests.
The limited nature of both betas, combined with the positive experience of those who did get in, actually resulted in players trying to crack the PC version of the beta to try the game–albeit without online play. With this in mind, a Street Fighter 6 open beta should help players hungry for a taste of the game try the game against others online.
Now should the leak be real, the question remains on which characters a Street Fighter 6 open beta will have. Both prior closed beta tests featured the same group of 8 characters–Ryu, Ken, Guile, Chun-Li, Juri, Luke, Kimberly and Jamie. Since then Capcom has revealed the rest of the game’s cast, including fan favorites Zangief and Cammy.
Of course, the fact that the previous beta was cracked precludes the inclusion of the entire roster in any Street Fighter 6 open beta. That said, it would be nice to see different characters playable should it happen.
Street Fighter 6 launches on June 2, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox Series consoles, with an arcade release to follow sometime after.
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