Street Fighter V’s New Capcom Fighters Network PC Preview Coming March 28th, Runs to April 3rd
Today, Capcom announced its plan to offer PC players a free glimpse into several new features and enhancements coming to Street Fighter V’s Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) online experience beginning on March 28th 1 p.m. PST and running to April 3rd 12 p.m. PST.
The trial will be limited to Steam users only and be for both current and new Street Fighter V players. The trial, which is free, is limited to online modes and will feature all available characters, including the recently-released Kolin.
As you would expect, upon the test’s conclusion Capcom will make further adjustments to optimize the new CFN and make its official release to both PC and PS4 players “soon after.”
Here is the list of improvements and new features coming to the new CFN:
o For most players, it will take less time to find an opponent in online matches. Matchmaking logic will help players avoid being frequently matched with the same opponent.
- Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times
o There will be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual match.
- Interactive Timeline
o On the new CFN home menu, a live feed of Friends’ activities will be presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, players can immediately add a recent match to their Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.
- Friend Management System
o In addition to adding someone to Favorites, players can now blacklist players or add friends and follow them on CFN.
- “Rage Quit” Penalty System
o Special “rage quit” player profile icons will appear on profiles with frequent disconnections. Matchmaking logic will take into account online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.
- Training Mode – User Settings Saved
o Training Mode settings will be saved and will carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.
- Battle Lounge Country Flags
o Country flags will appear in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.
- Country / League Based Rankings
o Players will be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.
- In-Game Announcer Voice
o The in-game announcer will provide players and opponents with stats using data pulled from the server.
- Fighter Profile Stats
o More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on Fighter Profiles.
Street Fighter V is available for PS4 and PC.