Street Fighter 5 is published by Capcom and developed by Dimps. It released on February 16, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam). The game implements quite a bit of changes from Street Fighter 4 that will help newcomers get into the fighting game genre, while giving seasoned veterans and tournament players a more rewarding system that doesn’t allow for the easier comeback mechanics of Street Fighter 4. This guide covers the basics for beginners and starts to dive into more hardcore strategies for tournament players.

Street Fighter 5 Tips

  • Don’t always rely on jumping to move around the screen or avoid projectile attacks.
  • Blocking and defense win matches more than mashing out attacks as quickly as possible. Take your time and block a few attacks before you start pressing buttons.
  • Save your Critical Art to end a match. If you use it in the end of the first round you will not have any meter going into the next round.
  • Some characters have very good EX special moves and won’t be using Critical Art attacks as much as other characters.
  • Use anti-air attacks to knock your opponent out of the air when they jump toward you.
  • Throws can work well to get through a defensive opponent, but the range of throws is considerably shorter than it was in Street Fighter 4.
  • Blocking a special move inflicts chip damage, but it will not result in a KO like in previous Street Fighter titles. The only blocked attacks that can end a round are Critical Arts.

Street Fighter 5 Beginner Strategies

Unlocking Guide - DLC Characters, Colors and Costumes
Learn how to unlock DLC characters and get alternate colors and costumes!

How to Beat Survival Mode
We’ve got some tips to help you cruise through Survival Mode and unlock alternate colors!

How to Earn Fight Money
We’ve got the best methods to earn the Fight Money you’ll need to unlock new characters and costumes!

How to Use Frame Data
Get an inside look at how you can use advanced information to improve your Street Fighter skills.

How to Play Competitively
If you’re looking to take your skills to the next level, we’ve got some advice to help you take the next step!

How to Deal with Pressure Characters
We’ve got some advice to help you fight back when you’re getting rushed down by Karin, Rashid or other characters.

Mistakes New Players Make
If you’re new to SF5 you’re probably making these mistakes. Take the first steps to bring your game from novice to experience veteran!

Best Characters for Beginners
If you’re looking for easy to learn characters, or you like to play offensively or defensively, you’ve come to the right place!

Glossary - Critical Arts, Frame Advantage, Throw Tech
If you’re new to the fighting game community and Street Fighter 5, we’ve got some basic knowledge to help you learn the game!

How to Play Street Fighter 5 - The Basics
If you’re just starting out in SF5, learn some great basic strategies to give you a jump on the competition.

Which Character to Play First
If you’re new to Street Fighter, we’ve got a few characters you should try when you pick up the game!

Stick or Pad
The age-old question begs to be asked again, as well look into the differences between an arcade stick and traditional controller.

Which Arcade Stick to Buy
Mad Catz and Hori have a variety of arcade stick options. Find out which one works best for you!

How to Use Footsies
Take your game to the next level by learning fundamental Street Fighter techniques!

Learn to Play Street Fighter 5
If you’re new to fighting games or just not very good, we’ve got a few quick tips to help you out!

Street Fighter 4 vs. Street Fighter 5
They appear similar, but these Street Fighter games couldn’t be more different.

How to Play Street Fighter 5: New Mechanics
Take a closer look at the new mechanics in Street Fighter 5 so you're ready when the beta goes live again!

Character Strategies

How to Play F.A.N.G
Learn how to play the newest addition to the Street Fighter world.

How to Beat F.A.N.G
If you’re having trouble with the Shadoloo newcomer, we’ve got some tips to help you get through the poison and score a win!

Birdie Moves and Strategies
The Final Fight character makes a return to the realm of Street Fighter in Capcom's upcoming fighting game.

Cammy Moves and Strategies
The Delta Red agent returns in Capcom's upcoming fighting game!

Chun-Li Moves and Strategies
Chun-Li hasn't changed much since Street Fighter 4 and Third Strike, but she's still looking good.

Karin Moves and Strategies
The classic Street Fighter Alpha series character finally makes another appearance in Capcom's latest brawler.

Ken Moves and Strategies
Ken is a very different beast compared to his past incarnations. Check out what he has to offer in SF5!

M. Bison Moves and Strategies
Bison returns to Street Fighter with a mix of his SF4 and Alpha incarnations that's sure to please fans!

Nash Moves and Strategies
Charlie Nash finally returns to the Street Fighter series, but he may not be the same Charlie you know and love.

Rashid Moves and Strategies
The whirlwind that is Rashid enters the Street Fighter series. We have the first details on this new character.

Ryu Moves and Strategies
We got our hands on Ryu in Street Fighter 5 at E3 this year and we've got a quick breakdown of his abilities.

Street Fighter 5 PC Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.6 GHz
Video: Nvidia GTX 480 or higher
Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard chipset
DirectX: Version 11
Internet: Broadband connection required

Recommended Requirements:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K @3.50GHz
Video: Nvidia GTX 960
Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard chipset
DirectX: Version 11
Internet: Broadband connection required