A huge patch is coming to Street Fighter 6! It brings moveset changes for all the characters and introduces a new defensive mechanic.

It’s been around a year since the release of Street Fighter 6. The game has received several updates in that time. However, none as big as the upcoming SF6 Battle Balance Update 2024. The developers introduce lots of changes to the character movesets — and this includes everyone in the roster.

Also, players will get a new wake-up option. Let’s highlight the important adjustments! The patch comes with new costumes for some characters.

Street Fighter 6 Battle Balance Update 2024: Trailer

Many changes that come with this SF6 balance update have been shown in a special trailer. It doesn’t have specific move names or numbers, but an experienced eye can spot many interesting moments. Let’s take a look!

Recovery Drive Reversal in SF6

The new defensive mechanic in Street Fighter 6 is Recovery Drive Reversal. This addition to the Drive System allows players to wake up with a quick offensive option.

Probably all who play SF6 were in such a situation. An opponent unleashes an endless stream of aggressive pressure, and it’s hard to stop that and find a gap for your turn to be in offense. Some characters can rely only on their Supers in these situations, and it’s a costly reversal option.

Recovery Drive Reversal gives a nice alternative. The input is the same as for the standard Drive Reversal, but without the block — press Heavy Punch and Kick (HP+HK) while on the ground. Your character wakes up with a quick punishing move, which costs two bars of the Drive meter.

SF6 Recovery Drive Reversal (image via Street Fighter on YouTube)
SF6 Recovery Drive Reversal (image via Street Fighter on YouTube)

Battle adjustments for all characters

The trailer promises moveset changes for all the SF6 characters. There are no moves or frame data on the video — at least in the text version. But the characters got their few seconds to highlight the changes in action. Each clip within the trailer demonstrates something new in the fighters’ abilities. It’s not new moves, certainly; just attribute changes, but that will have a strong effect on how you play Street Fighter 6.

Battle Balance Update for all SF6 characters (image via Street Fighter on YouTube)
Battle Balance Update for all SF6 characters (image via Street Fighter on YouTube)

SF6 Battle Balance Update 2024: Patch notes

The developers have revealed patch notes for the Street Fighter 6 Battle Balance Update 2024 on the official site. Let's take a look at every single detail.

Here we have the general Battle Change Listforr Street Fighter 6 Ver. 202405:

Universal changes (image via streetfighter.com)
Universal changes (image via streetfighter.com)

In the gallery below, you will find Battle Balance adjustments for Luke, Jamie, Manon, Kimberly, and Marisa.

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SF6 Patch Notes for Marisa, Lily, JP, Juri, and Dee Jay are on the next screenshots.

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The next set of Battle Balance Patch Notes is for the SF6 characters Cammy, Ryu, E. Honda, Blanka, and Guile.

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The Patch Notes of the Street Fighter 6 Battle Balance Update 2024 are concluded with Ken, Chun-Li, Zangief, Dhalsim, Rashid, A.K.I., and Ed.

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When is Street Fighter 6 Battle Balance Update 2024 out?

This big patch comes with the newest SF6 character, Akuma. The release date is May 22, 2024.

New costumes in Street Fighter 6

Alongside the gameplay changes, the new patch brings players new costumes. You can get Outfit 3 for:

  • Rashid
  • A.K.I.
  • Ed
  • Akuma

Time is needed to adapt to changes in fighting games. Pro players will not have it to train for the next big Street Fighter 6 esports event, which is Combo Breaker 2024, on May 24-26. The full potential of the Battle Balance Update 2024 will be seen only at CEO 2024, on June 28-30. Stay tuned to esports.gg for news from these and other fighting games tournaments.

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