Capcom has detailed the new “Extra Battle Mode” being added to Street Fighter V alongside the release of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, as well as changes in ways to earn Fight Money, and more.
Get the details below.
How Extra Battles Work
Every month, there will be at least one Crossover Costume up for grabs, which can only be obtained by playing Extra Battle mode with Fight Money. Here’s the flow of how to go about getting these exclusive costumes:
- Each Crossover Costume requires you to complete four challenges that take place over the span of a month – one challenge per week.
- Each time you attempt one of these challenges, you must spend 2,500 Fight Money, In other words, if you successfully complete each of the weekly challenges in one go, you can get that Extra Battle Costume for 10,000 FM!
- Once you complete all four challenges, the Crossover Costume for that month is yours!
- These challenges are time exclusive, so make sure to log in each week to complete them, especially if you have your eyes on that month’s Crossover Costume.
When we say these costumes are worth your time, we mean it. Take a look at some of your favorite fighters dressing up as characters from other favorite Capcom franchises!
Rashid’s acrobatic move set makes him the perfect candidate to don the Viewtiful Joe costume. This will be the first Crossover Costume you can attempt to obtain!
With the shared tragedy of having their parents killed by the hands of evil madmen, Chun-Li dresses up as the cheerful gymnast June from the Star Gladiator series.
Blond hair, glasses, and mission-driven, Nash embodies the legendary Captain Commando in this Crossover Costume.
Look Out for Shadaloo Soldier Challenges
Extra Battle will also offer a way to obtain Fight Money so you have enough to attempt each week’s challenges. Every few weeks, a Golden Shadaloo soldier will appear separately from the weekly Crossover Costume challenges, giving you several chances to earn a decent amount of Fight Money throughout 2018! Bust out your skills against these goons and replenish your Fight Money stash.
Change in Ways to Earn Fight Money
Beginning January 16, modes that offered one-time finite batches of Fight Money will no longer do so. This includes Character Stories, the General Story (A Shadow Falls), Trials, Survival, and Demonstrations – if you haven’t completed these modes yet, there’s still a few weeks left to do so before the changes occur in January!
If you’re a new player worried about getting enough Fight Money to get the Crossover Costumes, you still gain experience points from all modes except for the General Story. You receive Fight Money each time a character gains a level, and playing through each Character Story is a great way to quickly gain experience points for each character. Do this for all 28 characters and you’ll be the proud owner of at least 200,000 Fight Money. Combine this amount with Fight Money earned through online battles and recurring Targets and you’ll have plenty to use for Extra Battle Mode, additional characters and costumes!
For anyone worried about your current balance of Fight Money and League Points, they will remain intact and will not be affected by these changes.
Also beginning on January 16, when you purchase a new character with real money or via the Character Pass, you will receive that character’s Battle Costume and additional colors 3-10 for their Standard and Battle Costumes. If you earn Fight Money, you can also obtain characters’ Story Costumes.
Starting with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, 3D previews of costumes will be displayed every time you select a costume from the shop. You can also use this to take a look at the various color options for that costume.
In addition, there will be a costume sort feature for each character implemented into the store. You can now check and see what costumes are available for your favorite characters in one go.
All of the updates included with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will also be added to the base version of Street Fighter V, which is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC, via a free update. Read more about Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition here. If you missed it, read up on each character’s new V-Trigger IIs here. The Season 3 Character Pass was also announced earlier this week.
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