Will there be a Street Fighter 6 Closed Beta Test 3?
Street Fighter 6 has had two closed beta tests so far, will there be a third?
Street Fighter 6, the latest entry to the legendary Street Fighter series, is set to release on June 1, 2023. However, for fans eager to get their hands on the game, the Closed Beta Test 1 and Closed Beta Test 2 have been great ways to experience the next generation of fighting games early. But will there be a third closed beta?
Street Fighter 6 Closed Beta Test 2 ran from Dec. 16 to Dec. 19, giving eager players a weekend of furious fighting game action. So will there be another weekend in the future?
Street Fighter 6 Closed Beta Test 3 dates and details
Unfortunately, there’s currently no dates or details about a Beta Test 3 for Street Fighter 6. The game is set for release in June, and it may be that we don’t see another beta before then.
Street Fighter 6 Closed Beta Test 2 details (Image via Capcom)
What’s more, there were rumors and allegations that the game had been cracked after Closed Beta Test 1, and players from the first beta were playing the game offline in training mode. This effectively gave them a few months extra of training, and honestly, from playing online during the beta, there were some suspiciously good players for people who’ve only had a game for four days. This might mean Capcom are hesitant to let another closed beta take place
Esports.gg hands-on with SF6
Esports.gg was able to get hands-on with Street Fighter 6 during the Closed Beta Test 2, and honestly, it felt polished and ready to go. The online matches were smooth, although some optimizations in graphical elements might be needed. Occasionally we felt that the game was running slower and eating processing power on a rig with a GeForce RTX 3080 and an AMD Ryzen 7. We assume that the final version will run smoother.
Street Fighter players have had over three decades to develop their timing and skills, and much of the core gameplay hasn’t changed. It’s still the same input of buttons for a Hadoken thirty years later, and while the footsies feel heavier (in a good way). It feels good that decades of muscle memory are rewarded, but the new Punish Counters, Drive Impact, and other features keep it fresh.
Street Fighter 6 is definitely on our list of most-anticipated games for 2023. Read more about it in our Street Fighter section.
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