Street Fighter 5 (SFV) Update 3.09 - Patch Notes, Fighter Adjustments (Today, August 16)

Here are the patch notes of the latest Street Fighter V Update.

By Md Armughanuddin

August 16, 2021

Fighting games constitute one of the most popular and oldest genres in gaming, and the competitive scene around these games make it even more enjoyable. Apart from the Tekken and Smash franchise, the Street Fighter games have garnered a lot of popularity over the years as well.

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Today, a new update went live in Street Fighter V, known as the Summer Update. Quite notable of all was the addition of two new characters, which can be unlocked instantly for Season Pass holders or be bought for 100,000 Fight Money. Here are the complete patch notes of the update.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition – Summer Update 2021

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition – Summer Update 2021

Street Fighter 5 (SFV) Update 3.09 – Patch Notes, Fighter Adjustments (Today, August 16)

New Content

– Added an Online Tournament mode.


– Playable Character

– Stage
Rival Riverside

– Costumes
Additional costume “Story”: Oro/Akira
Additional Costume “Battle Outfit 1”: Oro/Akira
Additional Costume “Nostalgia”: Akira
Additional Costume “Swimsuit”: Akira
Additional Costume “Ad Style”: Oro/Akira (free)
Additional Costume “Track Suit”: Oro/Akira (free)

– Colors
Oro/Akira: Default Colors 3-10
Oro/Akira: Story Colors 3-10


– Distributed commemorative gifts (special titles/dojo objects) from the Intel World Open tournament to recipients.

Fighter Adjustments

Combo Counts

The specifics of the adjustments made to combo counts are detailed below.

– Combo Count Start Value:
The numerical value used to indicate when an air combo starts from a particular move.
The smaller a move’s combo start value is, the easier it is for that move to begin an air combo, and vice-versa.

– Combo Count Gain:
A numerical value that increases when a move is incorporated into an air combo.
The smaller the combo count gain is, the easier it is to enter an air combo, and vice-versa.

– Combo Count Limit:
A numerical value used to determine up to which point a move can land in an air combo.
The larger the combo count limit a move has, the easier that move can be incorporated into a combo.

Changes to V-Shift Commands

Altered V-Shift to also activate after forward/backward + MK + HP.

V-Shift is a powerful defensive mechanic that was first introduced in Street Fighter V.
We initially had concerns that its introduction would significantly impact regular tactics when used in conjunction with blocking and retreating, which resulted in the decision to limit V-Shift to neutral commands.

However, in certain cases just before an attack hit it, the specific timing only allowed for the use of block. This made it impossible to activate V-Shift—even if seemingly input correctly, causing both V-Shift and block to fail.
This fact the issue stemmed from incompatibility with the specifications mentioned above―rather than inaccurate input―made V-Shift more difficult to utilize than intended.

After some deliberation, we’ve decided to remedy this by allowing V-Shift to be used during forward and backward movement to improve its use in battle.

We’ve additionally determined that defense would be too powerful if V-Shift could be activated from crouching guard, so V-Shift still can not be activated during a downward input.

The complete fighter adjustments can be found here.

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Md is the Head of Content- India for DualShockers. He is pursuing Computer Science Engineering and is really passionate about gaming and technology. You can find him cracking complex coding problems during the day, and covering the latest happenings in the industry at night.

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