DLC character Ed will officially join Street Fighter V on May 30

Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V has improved since its initial launch last year. While the game still has a few issues, Capcom has addressed these slowly by releasing various patches and updates. Earlier this month, the company held an open beta on PS4 and PC to test out a few new features. It also let players get hands-on time with the next DLC character, Ed.

Capcom has been silent about the release date for Ed and the improved changes on the CFN (Capcom Fighting Network), but that has now changed. On May 30th, it will release Ed, changes to the CFN, and most importantly, previously announced balance changes.

Changes To See in Street Fighter V

  • Rage Quit Penalty System –
    The special Player Profile Icons will work correctly, and matchmaking logic will take into account your online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.
  • Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times
    There will be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual Match.
  • Battle Lounge Country Flags
    Country flags will now properly load in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.
  • Training Mode: User Settings Saved
    Training Mode settings will now save and carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.
  • Matchmaking Improvements
    It should now take less time to find an opponent in online matches, and logic will be added to avoid frequently being matched with the same opponent repeatedly.
  • Friend Management System
    In addition to adding a player to your Favorites, you will be able to add Friends and follow them on CFN. You will also be able to Blacklist players.
  • Interactive Timeline
    On the CFN home menu, a live feed of your Friends’ activities will be presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, you will be able to immediately add a recent match to your Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage your Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.
  • In-Game Announcer Voice
    The in-game announcer will give you stats on both you and your opponent using data pulled from the server.

With EVO 2017 just under two months away, this also plays an important role. It gives all players who are going to complete some time to adjust to the changes.

There is no word if Ed will be legal to play at EVO. Even if he is, I don’t expect to see too many people using him with the little time they have to practice between now and July 14th.

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