Capcom is Making Street Fighter V Free-to-Play For Two Weeks

For you, getting to play Street Fighter V for free on PC and PS4 is the most important day of your life. For M. Bison, it's Tuesday.

April 21, 2019

Gamers who have yet to purchase Street Fighter V will get a chance to try out the game for no charge, as Capcom is opening the game up for free next week. PC and PS4 owners will get to experience most of what Street Fighter V has to offer, including four fan-favorite DLC characters.

Classic characters like Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, and M. Bison make up the main 16-character main roster. In addition, players will have access to DLC characters Akuma, Blanka, Juri, and Menat. However, the four DLC characters are only available in certain game modes like Ranked, Casual, and Training. The free period also gives you access to the Arcade mode introduced in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. This single-player mode sees you taking a character through a ladder of AI fighters, something the game was sorely missing at launch.


Each arcade ladder is based on past mainline entries in the series and only contains characters specific to that past title. Throughout your conquest of Arcade mode, you’ll unlock over 200 unique endings (one for every character per ladder). These endings are represented by illustrations that you can view in the Gallery.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition also added the popular Team Battle mode from Ultra Street Fighter IV. This mode lets you draft a team and pit them against another player. Each fight gives players a chance to show off their skill with multiple fighters, something that is sure to please veteran fans.

Street Fighter V is giving players a two-week free trial on PC and PS4 starting April 23, 2019. Interestingly, that’s the same day Mortal Kombat 11 launches. Hard to say if that’s a coincidence or not, but if you can tear your fingers away from NetherRealm Studios’ latest gore-soaked fighter, Street Fighter V for PC and PS4 will be waiting for you!


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