While Street Fighter V has seen its speed bumps over the past couple of years, one thing that the game has gotten right is the ability to buy goods with options, by either earning Fight Bucks or making purchases with real money. But Capcom intends to change this system a little bit once the Arcade Edition of the game rolls around next year.
The company has talked about this new system, noting that, starting on January 16th, modes that offered one-time finite batches of Fight Money will no longer do so. This is spread across all modes, including Character Stories, the General Story and more. Fans can still accumulate this up until that point, though.
“If you’re a new player worried about getting enough Fight Money to get the Crossover Costumes, you still gain experience points from all modes except for the General Story. You receive Fight Money each time a character gains a level, and playing through each Character Story is a great way to quickly gain experience points for each character. Do this for all 28 characters and you’ll be the proud owner of at least 200,000 Fight Money. Combine this amount with Fight Money earned through online battles and recurring Targets and you’ll have plenty to use for Extra Battle Mode, additional characters and costumes!
For anyone worried about your current balance of Fight Money and League Points, they will remain intact and will not be affected by these changes.
Also beginning on January 16, when you purchase a new character with real money or via the Character Pass, you will receive that character’s Battle Costume and additional colors 3-10 for their Standard and Battle Costumes. If you earn Fight Money, you can also obtain characters’ Story Costumes.”
The company also noted various bonus costumes that will be included in the game, including ones based on Viewtiful Joe and Captain Commando, amongst other ones. They’re available in the new mode detailed below.
Finally, a new Extra Battle mode will be introduced within the game, with the Crossover Costumes up for grabs. Here are the details on how to get them:
- Each Crossover Costume requires you to complete four challenges that take place over the span of a month – one challenge per week.
- Each time you attempt one of these challenges, you must spend 2,500 Fight Money, In other words, if you successfully complete each of the weekly challenges in one go, you can get that Extra Battle Costume for 10,000 FM!
- Once you complete all four challenges, the Crossover Costume for that month is yours!
- These challenges are time exclusive, so make sure to log in each week to complete them, especially if you have your eyes on that month’s Crossover Costume
Street Fighter V is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC, and the Arcade Edition arrives on January 16th!