Street Fighter V released a few weeks ago, and while the game series has a large and loyal fanbase, there are always going to be those new to it and fighting games in general. Because of this, certain basic concepts may seem obscure and abstract to new players, including the concept of “footsies.”
At its core, footsies is a term used to describe a situation in which players attempt to gain control of the match while staying outside of combo range, and baiting the opponent into making mistakes.
To help players get a grasp on this elusive concept, YouTube user jmcrofts has created a video series highlighting Street Fighter V footsies. The first video focuses on whiff punishing while the second demonstrates a technique known as The Shimmy. Whether you are new to fighting games or just want a refresher on the basics, you can check out both of these tutorials below.
Street Fighter V is available for the PC and the PlayStation 4.