The “majority” of Street Fighter V’s server issues have been resolved

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Street Fighter V, as a fighting game, is Street Fighter at its best. It offers the perfect balance of accessibility and depth, and is just a stupid amount of fun to play. But even I have to admit that as a complete, packaged product, Street Fighter V is anaemic garbage. People are angry, and if they’re not playing multiplayer, they have every right to be. Without going online, there’s very little to do.

It’s been exacerbated by server woes that have made even playing online a pain, and it’s frankly inexcusable given the number of functional betas the game had before it launched. If you enjoy playing fighting games alone there’s little in Street Fighter V to make it worth recommending. If you like Street Fighter, and have people to play with, it’s amazing.

But not as amazing it would be if it bloody well worked properly. Capcom’s hard at work trying to fix its messes. I’ve been a lot more fortunate than most, and haven’t really had much trouble finding games – but for those that have, Capcom is trying to get its servers up to speed.

“As many of you know, there were some issues with the Street Fighter V servers but we’re happy to report that the majority of those issues have now been resolved.

That said, we know there is still a lot left to optimize and not everyone’s experience has been the same so I’ll be checking in each day here to give everyone an update on how things are progressing. Hit the jump for a few updates we’ve made over the past 24-48 hours and a look at some of the issues we are aiming to resolve.”

Here’s what Capcom says it’s fixed thus far:

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Matchmaking is now working as intended and users should be able to find online matches without much of a wait in both Ranked and Casual mode.

Battle Lounge

Playing in the same Battle Lounge for a set period of time renders players unable to participate in the lounge or matches. Many of the other issues with Battle Lounge have been resolved and users should be able to invite other players to their lounge. The team is still looking at this mode very closely and will continue to make improvements as we move into the weekend time frame.

Match Results

Some users have reported that their match results are not being sent to the server. In most cases, this is more or less a UI bug and your results along with your rewards will still be credited to your account.

If you are unsure if your match was recorded, check your battle log and if the match appears there, it will also be recorded on the server.

Replay Search

Some of the more recent replay data won’t be available immediately when searching the replay database but the team is working on making those replays available as soon as possible.

All of your personal replays are immediately available by going through your fighter profile.

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And here are some of the issues it’s still working on:

  • Some user names don’t show up in Rival Search.
  • Some user names don’t display properly on battle results screen.
  • Ranking functionality isn’t working properly on the CFN.

Last Updated: February 19, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • oVg

    Not worth R900. Runs away to play Dead or Alive Last Round and the 8hour single player Mortal Kombat 9.

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Does it fix the game not being lame?

  • Hammersteyn

    “Without going online, there’s very little to do.” Will rather buy King of Fighters 14 when it’s out this year.

    • oVg

      How much did Splatoon cost when it was released because it has the same work model. Im sure it was cheaper than R900.

      • Hammersteyn

        All WIIU games are cheaper than any PS4 or XBOX game

        • oVg

          R900? That is what a fully envisioned AAA game costs. NO FUCK THAT, R600 is what a 200hour RPG with, posters, compendiums, music CDs, stickers and maps cost.

          CD Projekt Red could have charged R1200 and got away with it considering only gamers seem to have more money than Kanya West 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            I’ve checked a couple of SF5 videos. The story mode is a joke. They show still images with fighting sound effects leaving you to imagine what’s happening. I played Ninja Gaiden on NES a month ago. You know what that had that this doesn’t? Cinematics!


          • oVg

            Its a R900 Season pass. The story mode comes in July or something. Fcuking crazy.

          • oVg

            I would not mind if they did it on purpose to keep the retro vibe. But at least create better drawings than those on Deviant Fan Art

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            HAHAHA!! That’s rough, that’s really rough…

  • Hammersteyn

    That word publishers love the use and abuse. That word called some.
    some issues
    some players
    some connections
    some bugs
    some session.
    Some some some some some! Someday gamers are gonna say f**k it and just boycott everything

    • oVg

      Its official, modern AAA games have turned into a service plan at the cost of full retail.

      • Pariah

        A limited warranty is more likely tbh.

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          …that expires once you open the box

          • oVg

            They replaced on-disc DLC with a cloud.

    • Commander Admiral Chief


  • Pariah

    Are people still playing this?

    • oVg

      SNES version, it has 8x more content, no server required.

  • Hammersteyn

    Should’ve called It SF-P.V.P instead of SFV

    • oVg

      SFV is just the beginning. Give it 4 years before they include 14 words in the title.

      • Pariah

        Super Mega Ultra Omega Street Fighter 5 Re-engineered Remastered Edition

        • oVg

          You forgot International, Turbo, Alpha, X

    • oVg

      The professionals killed what was a domesticated game.

      • Hammersteyn

        Same thing is happening with Mortal Kombat. Just look at MKX

  • oVg

    ALSO from what little art boards they have for the story mode, Ive seen better FAN ART.

    • Commander Admiral Chief



      • oVg


  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    This game is definitely not worth the asking price – sorry Geoff. Hopefully, Namco will deliver something special with the next Tekken.

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