Street Fighter V Post-Launch DLC can be Unlocked for Free

Street Fighter V Post-Launch DLC can be Unlocked for Free

Street Fighter V Post-Launch DLC can be Unlocked for Free

Street Fighter V Post-Launch DLC can be Unlocked for Free


At the Capcom panel at EVO 2015 it has just been announced that all DLC for Street Fighter V will be available free of charge using In-Game currency as well as by using premium currency, allowing dedicated fans of the series to get post launch DLC for free. 

At launch Street Fighter 5 will have 16 playable characters, 4 of which are new to the series. More characters will be coming to the game post launch and will be available for free through gameplay or by using premium currency. 


First and foremost, Street Fighter V will feature a brand new service-based approach with regards to post-launch content. With this approach come several key changes to our content strategy:

  1. 1. The initial release is the only disc you will ever need to own
  2. 2. All balance and system adjustments will be available for free
  3. 3. All post-launch gameplay related content will be earnable for free by playing the game

    That’s right; Street Fighter V will be the first iteration in the franchise where it is possible for dedicated players to earn all gameplay related content (such as characters) for free, simply by playing the game. Long gone are the days of forced Super and Ultra upgrades! Enjoy free balance updates as soon as they become available, and find and choose the post-launch characters that you want to get.


Street Fighter V Post-Launch DLC can be Unlocked for Free  

Street Fighter V will be using what Capcom call a "service-based model" which will introduce an in-game economy to Street Fighter V. There are two types of currency that make the in-game economy work:


Fight Money -

  • This is basic currency that players earn through playing the game. Once players accumulate enough Fight Money, they can use it to earn new post-launch gameplay content, such as characters, for free!

Zenny -
This is premium currency that players can purchase with real money to immediately gain access to post-launch content.


While it looks like a great idea on paper to allow gamers to pay for their post launch DLC with either in-game time or by using money, there is still the risk that the game will force an overly long playtime in order to unlock new characters.

Hopefully Capcom will be able to resist the urge not to make the in-game time required to unlock the new characters overly long in order to push paid DLC. It is my hope that both those who pay or play for their DLC will be satisfied with their decision, but at this time it is hard to tell if this will be fair for both kinds of users.


You can join the discussion on Street Fighter V's DLC being available for free and for fee on the OC3D Forums.  


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