Want to learn more about the Street Fighter 6 release date? The next evolution of the Street Fighter series is almost here, focusing heavily on single-player elements to ensure there’s plenty of content for every level of fighter. Street Fighter 5 was heavily criticised at launch for its lack of playable content outside of versus mode and while this satisfied most high-level players, casual players found there was very little to keep them entertained.
Capcom has taken its time developing Street Fighter 6 to ensure they don’t repeat the same mistakes again. It features a brand new single-player story mode which gives players a chance to explore Metro City as a custom fighter. Street Fighter 6 is shaping up to become one of the best fighting games and potentially one of the best PC games overall. The Street Fighter 6 release date has been officially confirmed for Q2 2022.
Street Fighter 6 release date
Street Fighter 6 is scheduled to release on June 2, 2023 on PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. The date was revealed at The Game Awards 2022.
Street Fighter 6 system requirements
Capcom has shared Street Fighter 6 system requirements well ahead of the game’s launch, and they look to be equally accommodating as they are challenging for older PC builds.
Street Fighter 6 open beta date
The first Street Fighter 6 beta took place from October 7-10, and the second beta ran from December 16-19. The roster was limited to just eight characters, with the most recent addition being Ken.
The biggest change in the second beta is the option to reduce input delay for players using 120Hz displays, though Capcom says this option should affect people using 60Hz displays also. Aside from that, the stage and roster selection is exactly the same as before.
You can participate in the final Street Fighter 6 open beta period from May 19 12am PDT / 3am EDT / 8am BST – May 22 12am PDT / 3am EDT / 8am BST. Just like the other betas, players only have access to eight characters from the roster.
Street Fighter 6 showcase
Capcom presented a Street Fighter 6 Showcase on April 20, hosted on YouTube. The showcase gave players a closer look at World Tour mode, detailed Street Fighter 6’s DLC plans, and dropped a demo for the game featuring Ryu and Luke.
Street Fighter 6 crossplay
Street Fighter 6 features crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. If the past two beta periods are anything to go by, players have the option to disable cross-play in-game.
Street Fighter 6 cast
In case you missed it, Capcom revealed the entire Street Fighter 6 cast at TGS 2022. Head over to our Street Fighter 6 roster guide to discover which characters have been officially confirmed.
Street Fighter 6 world tour mode
The Street Fighter 6 announcement trailer dropped at the beginning of June, showing off different locations within Metro City, including Abigail’s Scrap Yard, the underground subway system, and a local gym filled with fighters. World Tour mode gives players the chance to roam Metro City like it’s an open-world game.
Players start their journey at Buckler Security alongside your coach, Luke, as he signs you up for a basic training course. We also know players can customise the hooded character featured heavily in the trailer with different outfits from the Battle Hub.
At the end of the World Tour segment in the first trailer, the main character appears to get into a fight with a stranger, switching the perspective to the traditional battle view. The stranger also appears to be a custom character as they don’t have any of the general flourishes of a real character. Capcom says the World Tour mode is going to defy genre labels, which could mean we see some side-scrolling beat ’em-up action for the first time in the Street Fighter series.
We’ve also had official confirmation from the Capcom Twitter account that Street Fighter 6 does in fact take place after Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, making it the first game to progress the story in over 20 years. If you want to learn more about this single-player adventure, give our Street Fighter 6 preview a read.
Street Fighter 6 battle hub
Street Fighter 6’s Battle Hub is the main area where players engage and communicate with each other. If you’re looking to fight against one of your mates, head to a Street Fighter 6 arcade cabinet in the Battle Hub and let your friend know where you’re seated.
Inside the Battle Hub is the ‘Game Center’ which houses arcade cabinets containing Capcom classics such as Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. It’s unclear how many Capcom games are going to be available to play, but it looks like these arcade titles aren’t just limited to Street Fighter games. Final Fight appears to be one of the games available in the Game Center, which incidentally also takes place in Metro City. A recent Street Fighter 6 trailer revealed Street Fighter 2 will be playable at the Game Center.
There’s also the ‘Event Counter’, an area dedicated to tournament play. We also got a glimpse of the Body Shop, which appears to be an in-game store that gives players access to clothing for their avatars.
Street Fighter 6 modern control type
A first for the mainline series, the Modern Control Type makes it easy to play Street Fighter without having to learn combos and special moves. Instead of pressing multiple buttons to perform a special move, the modern control scheme simplifies this action to just a single button.
Using Ryu as an example, players can perform all four special moves by pressing one button alongside a directional input. The same thing also applies to Super Arts, except you need to press two buttons simultaneously. As for combos, players have access to four assisted combos performed by holding down a modifier and tapping a button.
There are some downsides to this control system, however. Players won’t have access to a character’s full range of tools if they use the modern control type, and it’s currently unknown how this system works with charge characters.
Street Fighter 6 drive system
The Drive System in Street Fighter 6 reintroduces mechanics from previous Street Fighter games and ties them all together using a single gauge. Both fighters begin each round with their Drive Gauge filled with six Drive Stocks.
Players have access to five techniques using the Drive System in Street Fighter 6:
- Drive Impact
- Drive Parry
- Drive Reversal
- Drive Rush
- Overdrive Art
Perform a powerful strike that can absorb an opponent’s incoming attack. If you use Drive Impact on an opponent trapped in the corner, you can force your opponent into a wall splat state, even if they block the attack. Drive Impact costs one Drive Stock.
Negate the damage of your opponent’s attacks and replenish some of your Drive Gauge when performed successfully. Time your Drive Parry right before an opponent’s attack lands to perform a Perfect Parry, creating a slow-down effect to land a punishing combo. Drive Parry continuously drains your Drive Gauge depending on how long you’re in the parry state.
While blocking an opponent’s attack, perform a Drive Reversal to execute a counterattack, pushing back the opponent while dealing a small amount of damage. Drive Reversal costs two Drive Stocks.
Dash forward after a Drive Parry or cancelable normal attack to create devastating combos. Drive Rush from a Drive Parry costs one Drive Stock, but the same technique costs three Drive Stocks when performed from a normal attack.
Overdrive Art is similar to the EX Special Moves system used in the previous Street Fighter games. Press two of the same button type instead of one to execute a stronger version of a special move. Overdrive Art costs two Drive Stocks.
That’s everything you need to know about the Street Fighter 6 release date. If you’re looking for more great games, definitely check out our upcoming games list to discover something new. We also have a list of the best multiplayer games if you want something to scratch that competitive itch.