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Street Fighter V is going free to play for a limited time

Published: 11:31, 22 April 2019
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Capcom have announced that Street Fighter V is going free to play for a limited time. Starting on 23 April 2019, the game will be available to everyone who wishes to play it. The promo offer will run for two weeks before ending on 05 May.

Capcom's fifth major instalment in the iconic Street Fighter series is going free-to-play for a limited time it's been officially announced by the Japanese publisher. Starting on Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 1:00 PM PT, 10:00 PM CET Street Fighter V will be available for a free download to everyone who wants to play it and test themselves in numerous game modes.

The game will be available on both platforms - PlayStation 4 and PC. If you plan to play on PC, Steam is the place. As for the PlayStation 4 version, you can find the game on PS store. Keep in mind that in order to play online on PlayStation 4, you'll need PS Plus subscription.

Capcom will also give you a chance to try almost everything the game has to offer. All the initial content from the original Street Fighter V and the modes introduced in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition are included for free during the free period.

This includes all 16 original characters like classic Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, M. Bison and more. As an additional bonus, Capcom also included four fan-favourite DLC characters in the trial: Akuma, Blanka, Juri and Menat. These four characters will only be available in Ranked, Casual, Battle Lounge, Training, and Challenges.

If you own Street Fighter V or Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition but did not acquire these DLC characters, they will be unlocked during the free trial period. If you decide to purchase any of these fighters during the trial, you keep the progress made with each character.

Street Fighter V free trial will run for two weeks, before ending on 05 May 2019.

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If you're unfamiliar with Street Fighter V, it was released back in 2016 and it features cross-play between PC and PlayStation 4. At the moment, it has mixed reviews on Steam with 52 per cent of them being positive. The game's Metascore is at 89 while the user score sits at 6.4.

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