Street Fighter V is going on a free trial that includes the entire base game and even adds 4 DLC characters.
Street Fighter V originally launched way back in February of 2016, and it had a bit of a rocky start. People really liked the new look and feel of the game, but there were some server issues and bugs that gave people a bad first impression. That and the menu system was atrocious.
So Capcom went back to the drawing board a bit and came out with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition in January of 2018. There was a complete overhaul of the UI, two entirely new gameplay modes, and best of all, it was a free update to whoever purchased the original game.
It also included all the DLC characters that had been released up until that point, so if you wanted to get into Street Fighter V, it was the perfect avenue to do it.
Now a little over a year later, Capcom is hoping to inject a bit of new blood into Street Fighter V by making it go free-to-play. At least, for a little while.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is going on a free trial from April 23rd to May 5th. For two weeks, you get the entire Street Fighter V experience, including all base-game characters and game modes, as well as 4 DLC characters: Akuma, Blanka, Juri, and Menat. Those DLC characters can only be played in Ranked, Casual, Battle Lounge, Training, and Challenges modes, so keep that in mind.
If you already own Street Fighter V and still haven’t purchased those DLC characters, they’ll be free to play for you too, but also with the same game mode restrictions.
This free deal is available for Steam and PlayStation 4 players, although you’ll need PlayStation Plus if you want to play the game online.
There’s also some more free content coming for Street Fighter V. Between April 23rd and June 15th, M. Bison’s Classic costume will return to Fighting Chance, so be sure to accumulate that Fight Money for your chance to get this elusive costume.
And from May 10th to June 27th, play Extra Battle Mode for your chance to unlock a Katt from Breath of Fire II costume for Falke as well as Breath of Fire II background music.