Here’s the confirmed list of every playable Street Fighter 6 Open Beta character! We also go over the new Drive System mechanic.
The Street Fighter 6 Open Beta will be happening soon! It will kick off on May 19 and run through May 21. Read on for the confirmed list of every Street Fighter 6 Open Beta character and a quick overview of the Street Fighter 6 Drive System.
Street Fighter 6 Open Beta characters
Ahead of the Street Fighter 6 Open Beta event, the game's official Twitter introduced the first video of a series. The video highlighted a total of eight playable characters. These include Chun-Li, Guile, Jamie, Juri, Ken, Kimberly, Luke, and Ryu.
As for the playable stages in the Street Fighter 6 Open Beta, they will be Metro City Downtown, Genbu Temple, Carrier Byron Taylor, Tian Hong Yuan, the Macho Ring, and the Training Room.
- Metro City Downtown
- Genbu Temple
- Carrier Byron Taylor
- Tian Hong Yuan
- The Macho Ring
- Training Room
How does the Street Fighter 6 Drive System work?
The video also showcased the new Drive System mechanic that's unique to Street Fighter 6. This mechanic features Overdrive attacks as enhanced versions of special moves. These moves use up two bars of the Drive Gauge, which replenishes itself over time.
The Drive System also includes Drive Impact, which is a universal attack that all characters can use. Drive Impact takes up one bar of the Drive Gauge. As for Drive Parry, it can be used for defense against all attacks save for throw attacks.
"Drive Parry can be performed instantly," according to the video. "And can also be held down. The Drive Gauge instantly starts reducing once activated, so be sure to use this wisely. If executed at a specific time, Drive Parry will result in a perfect parry, causing a slowdown and enabling a huge punish not usually available from a regular parry."
Next, Drive Rush is available to all characters. It costs one Drive Gauge bar after canceling out of Drive Parry. If a player taps forward twice after a cancelable normal attack, it costs three bars. Finally, Drive Reversal lets a player do a counterattack after the block an initial attack. It uses up two bars.
A depleted Drive Gauge results in a character entering a burnout state that doesn't allow them to use any Drive attacks until the Drive Gauge is fully replenished.
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