Capcom announced Thursday a closed beta test for its upcoming fighting game, Street Fighter 6. From October 7-10, some people will be able to get early access to the first new main series Street Fighter game since 2016.
The playtest will be available on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S for players who are selected to participate. Here’s everything prospective participants need to keep in mind about the Street Fighter 6 closed beta before it begins next month.
Announcing the Closed Beta Test for #StreetFighter6, taking place from October 7-10 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam!
👤 8 Characters
🌐 Online Matches
🥋 Training Mode
🌐 Details – https://t.co/euPRT4Ie89 pic.twitter.com/EqFxaYkvVM
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) September 15, 2022
How to register
Participants in the Street Fighter 6 closed beta will be chosen randomly via a lottery system. To sign up to join the lottery, players must head to the beta’s registration website and click “Apply for the Closed Beta Test.” After that, they must indicate which platform they intend to play the beta on.
Players should note that there are a few participation requirements. To play the beta, an individual must be more than 18 years old and must have an active Capcom ID. In addition, players will need to link their Capcom ID to an account for their respective platform before playing the beta. However, they do not have to complete this step before applying.
Street Fighter 6 closed beta details
The Street Fighter 6 beta will feature a wide array of playable content, from multiplayer matches in the Battle Hub to single-player gameplay in the Game Center to a hectic mode with ever-changing rules in Extreme Battle. There will be six playable stages and the following eight playable characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and Juri.
Players will have the option to customize their own avatar, play through tutorials, set their preferred controls and much more. The beta will also include the real-time commentary feature, highlighting esports casters like James Chen and Steven “Tasty Steve” Scott.
A full breakdown of additional content, such as in-game currencies and tournaments, is available on the beta’s registration website.
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Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.