Are You Ready For Street Fighter 5? Here Are 10 Important Things You Should Know

Are You Ready For Street Fighter 5? Here Are 10 Important Things You Should Know
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Trust Me, These Are 10 Things You NEED to Know Before Starting Street Fighter V.

The latest addition to Capcom's fighting series has a number of changes to the format that we thought you'd like to hear. Now, while we don't cover all the individual character changes, the following 10 points are things you'll need to know before you start slugging it out with the best of them.

Without any further ado, here is the first one; the V-Gauge.

1. The V-Gauge

The bottom bars are examples of what the V-Gauge will look like.

New to the fifth installment of the series is a concept called the V-Gauge. As you take hits from the opponent, the gauge slowly fills. Once that is done, you have three options for how to proceed from there. Using this gauge, you can utilize V-Skills, V-Reversals, and V-Triggers.

The V-Skills are special abilities for each fighter, a common trope in fighting games making an arrival in Street Fighter 5.

V-Reversals allow players to use a portion of their gauge to automatically counter an opponent’s attack. If you’re under a heavy assault, just pop the V-Reversal and your character will hit back. Hard. Finally, V-Triggers use and require the entire bar of accumulated V-Gauge to perform an incredibly powerful ability that varies per character. This can vary between damage boosts to longer combos to a number of other things.

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