Street Fighter V’s second season hurricane kicks off this week, with the arrival of fan favourite Akuma being added to the roster. Before season 2 goes live, there will be a patch, and some of it was previously leaked, but now it’s all official.
Steam players will now be able to use Direct Input controllers, while changes are also being made to the Rage Quit system.
- Direct Input controller support
We are happy to announce that Street Fighter V on Steam now officially supports Direct Input controllers. You’ll find this in the Other Settings section of Options.
- Background Music Select
In Battle Settings, you’ll now be able to select your preferred music in Training and Versus Modes as well as Casual and Ranked matches.
- Fighter Profile Radar Charts
Additional updates and fixes have been implemented into Fighter Profiles.
- Updated Rage Quit System
The current Rage Quit System has resulted in a significant decrease in rage quitting. That said, we always planned to take this one step further and are ready to further address the issue with this update. In addition to losing League Points and being locked out of online matchmaking for a set time, the following additions have been made to the system:
- Matchmaking Update – Players who frequently disconnect during matches will now be more likely to be matched up with other players who exhibit similar behavior. The same applies for honorable players who rarely, if ever disconnect; they will be matched up with similar players.
- Player Profile Icons – The worst offenders and the most honorable players will also have a special icon displayed on their Fighter Profiles.
- League Points Deduction – Anytime a player disconnects during a match, their League Points will be deducted as if it was a loss.
If you want the complete character balance details, you can see them via this extensive PDF. There is also the festive Holiday DLC, Ryu’s B-Boy and Chun-Li’s B-Girl costumes. Don’t forget, there is a holiday bundle that will include all of the holiday content for the discounted price of $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.