Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’’ releases a month from now, and Capcom shared the latest we can expect to see, starting with the new “Extra Battle,” Fight Money changes, and costumes.
How Does Extra Battle Work?
Every month, there will be at least one Crossover Costume up for grabs, which can only be obtained by playing Extra Battle mode with Fight Money. Here’s the flow of how to go about getting these exclusive costumes:
- 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.
When we say these costumes are worth your time, we mean it. Take a look at some of your favorite fighters dressing up as characters from other favorite Capcom franchises!
Rashid – Viewtiful Joe
Rashid’s acrobatic move set makes him the perfect candidate to don the Viewtiful Joe costume. This will be the first Crossover Costume you can attempt to obtain!
Chun Li – June from Star Gladiator
With the shared tragedy of having their parents killed by the hands of evil madmen, Chun-Li dresses up as the cheerful gymnast June from the Star Gladiator series.
Nash – Captain Commando
Blond hair, glasses, and mission-driven, Nash embodies the legendary Captain Commando in this Crossover Costume.
Look Out for Shadaloo Soldier Challenges
Extra Battle will also offer a way to obtain Fight Money so you have enough to attempt each week’s challenges. Every few weeks, a Golden Shadaloo soldier will appear separately from the weekly Crossover Costume challenges, giving you an opportunity to earn a decent amount of Fight Money throughout 2018! Bust out your skills against these goons and replenish your Fight Money stash.
Change in Ways to Earn Fight Money
Beginning January 16, modes that offered one-time finite batches of Fight Money will no longer do so. This includes Character Stories, the General Story (A Shadow Falls), Trials, Survival, and Demonstrations – if you haven’t completed these modes yet, there’s still a few weeks left to do so before the changes occur in January!
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 Missions 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.
Starting with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, 3D previews of costumes will be displayed every time you select a costume from the shop. You can also use this to take a look at the various color options for that costume.
In addition, there will be a costume sort feature for each character implemented into the store. You can now check and see what costumes are available for your favorite characters in one go.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition releases on January 16, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PC. Those who already own Street Fighter V will get the new content as a free in-game update. Check out our previous report for a look at the other new characters of the Season 3 pass and new cinematic opening. You can also check out more on the new Sakura here.