PS4 Firmware Update 5.00 Nobunaga Now Available for PS4 and PS Apps

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As you know we’ve previously given details for the 5.00 beta for standard PS4 and PS4 Pro. To where these features were speculated but today we have official confirmation as Sony has announced via the PS Blog the available features in this 5.00 firmware update. Here are the details as followed:

Family on PSN

We’re overhauling the current master/sub-account system, and introducing the new “Family on PlayStation Network.” This new system will offer a more flexible experience for families on PS4 by making it easier to setup PSN accounts for children and customize parental control settings. Below are the new features that will be introduced with family on PSN:

Family Manager, Parent/Guardian

Family on PSN will allow multiple adults to be part of a single family. The Family Manager can promote another adult inside the family to a Parent/Guardian, who can then customize parental control levels of children’s accounts.

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Individualized Parental Controls

Before this update, the same parental controls were applied to all users on the same console, including adults. But with 5.00, all controls (including game age ratings) can be individually attuned for each child.

Friend List Management

In place of the current ‘Favorite Groups’ tab, we’re adding a new ‘Custom Lists’ tab within Friends, which allows you to create and edit custom lists of your friends. This makes it easier for you to manage your friends and access specific groups. For example, you can create a custom list of your Destiny teammates and easily send them raid invites.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Broadcast feature updates

Communities

If you own a community, you can now bind your community to your broadcast. When a broadcast is linked to a community, the community button appears on the Live from PlayStation spectator screen. Once a spectator clicks on the community button, they’ll be able to jump directly to your community page to check out the details.

PlayStation VR

We’ve added a new setting in PlayStation VR: Display Message to Spectators and Spectators’ Comments. Once this is enabled, spectator comments sent during a broadcast is displayed not only in cinematic mode, but also in VR mode. This makes it much easier for VR broadcasters to keep up on comments and communicate with their viewers.

PlayStation 4 Pro

Good news Twitch users: with this update, PS4 Pro will support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch.

Messages Improvements

You’ve already been able to share your favorite music to Twitter and Facebook via PlayStation Music, but now you’ll also be able to share via messages using your PS4. If your friends are on PS4, they can listen to the track right inside the message by booting up Quick Menu, and if they’re on their mobile device, they can jump directly to the Spotify app from the PS Messages app to check out the song.

In addition, if you’re part of multiple message groups, you can now easily leave several groups at once. Just open up Options in the message list, select Leave, and choose the message groups you want to leave.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Notifications Updates

We’ve added a new setting that allows you to disable pop-up notifications while you’re watching a movie or TV show on your PS4. This setting is off by default, so go to Settings > Notifications to disable notifications and go uninterrupted during your videos.

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Furthermore, you now have the option to turn off message previews on your pop-up notifications. If you turn this setting off, the pop-up notification will hide the message senders’ online ID and will display a generic user icon and message instead.

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Lastly, you’ll have the option to change the color of your pop-up notifications to either white (default) or black.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Quick Menu Updates

If you want to keep an eye out on what’s happening under Notifications, like the progress of your game downloads/installations or new party invites, you can now access this directly from the Quick Menu so you don’t have to step away from your game every time you want to check your notifications.

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Also, we’ve added a ‘Leave Party’ option in the Quick Menu, so you can easily exit a party and go right back to playing your game.

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In addition, now you’ll see the system clock in the upper-right corner of the screen when you pop open the Quick Menu.

Virtual Surround Sound on PS VR

PlayStation VR now supports 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound on your headphones when watching Blu-rays and DVDs in Cinematic Mode, making for an even more immersive viewing experience

Improved Tournaments Bracket Viewer

We have a new bracket viewer that shows full tournament brackets for Single Elimination and Double Elimination tournaments on PS4. This makes it easier for you to see the current tournament standings.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

New System Language Additions

With this update, we’re adding the following system language options on PS4: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

Team Tournaments

Prepare to recruit the best players you know, because Team Tournaments on PS4 are almost here. With this new functionality, you’ll be able to compete against other teams for prizes and status.

Team Tournament functionality will kick off on October 5, shortly after the release of the 5.00 update. The initial batch of titles supporting Team Tournaments will be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, World of Tanks and Mantis Burn Racing, with more on the way. Head over to the Events section on your PS4 to check out details for different Events and Tournaments, and to start creating your team.

You can join or own up to a maximum of 60 different teams, and each team will have an owner and captain(s) who can manage the team. Only teams will be able to register for official Team Tournaments. Your team will have its own customizable team page where you can see team member information, and view upcoming and ongoing events that your team is currently registered for and competing in. In addition, you can easily check out your team’s results in past tournaments with a new bracket viewer that shows full tournament standings for Single and Double Elimination tournaments directly on PS4. Communicating and coordinating with your teammates is also simple via the integrated team chat feature.

Follow Anyone

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Before 5.00, you were only able to follow Verified Accounts, but now you can follow any user without having to be friends with them (subject to privacy settings). This allows you to follow content creators, game broadcasters, and other gamers in a community without having to dip into your friends list. And at the same time, this will allow these users to expand their reach and build more interest in what they’re doing. Your What’s New feed will be updated with the activities of the users you’re following, so you can easily keep up on what they’re up to. And under Friends, you’ll see a new Who to Follow section that will give you customized recommendations of who you can follow. The recommendations will be displayed in separate categories, such as Featured Verified Accounts, trending users, and suggestions based on games you’ve recently played.

Messages Update

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We have one more feature to add to the list of updates coming to Messages on PS4. If you send a message that contains a link to a website, messages will now display a preview of the website, like headlines and thumbnails.

App Updates

Outside of PS4, some of our apps are getting updates today too:

PlayStation Communities

Following this update, you can switch the app into landscape mode when you flip your phone sideways, so you get a wider view of the app and it makes it easier to scroll through. In addition, you’re now able to view and post animated GIFs on community walls. We’re also adding the following languages to the app: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

PlayStation Messages

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Stickers for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Horizon Zero Dawn are being added. And similar to the PS4’s Messages update, the PlayStation Messages app will also be updated to display previews of a website if you’ve received a link. Support for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese are being added to the app.

Editors Opinion: Although these additions are nice. I would’ve liked to have seen more utilized for name changes, party chat expansions such as larger party count (At least 10-12 player count additions) and something more useful for the PS camera. As well as video messaging of per say 30 seconds to 1 minute clips to friends. Sadly with this update outside of a few welcoming features, I do not feel this warrants a full  5.00 update as previous updates were a bit more anticipated.

With firmware update 5.00 being fully revealed and available for download what do you think? are you satisfied with the results of this update to the PS4 and PS Apps? Comment below let us know and for more news make sure to check back with us here at Whats Up PlayStation.

PS4 Firmware 5.0. Details Leaked

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As many of us know there per the last few years the PS4 has been keeping consistent with it’s firmware update beta’s. PS4 is continuing that trend with some detail’s being leaked. Although this is a leak and details could by all means not be final. Here’s a bit of info of what’s to be apart of the upcoming update as reported via EuroGamer:

Here’s the summary of what’s new:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro owners can stream via Twitch in 1080p at 60 frames per second.
  • The system’s master and sub account systems has been overhauled. New family accounts an feature multiple adult accounts in a single family, able to act in a parent / guardian role and set parental controls on a per-account basis, allowing each sub account different communications, content-viewing, and spending limit privileges. Request can also be sent to adult accounts on other PlayStation 4’s to join the same family.
  • Players can follow any user.
  • Notifications have been added to the Quick Menu. Uploads and downloads status can also be checked here.
  • Push notifications for events.
  • Spectator comments on screen while broadcasting in virtual reality mode.
  • Broadcasts can be linked to a PlayStation Community.
  • Language support for Czech, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian and Hungarian.
  • Behind-the-scenes support for bundle and compilation discs, with or without add-ons, and discs which support games and add-ons (such as a “Game of the Year Edition”), which do not require developers rework any code.

Opinion: Although these are great ideas and features to be added. These details leave much to be desired for this to be an entire update to the big 5.0 firmware update. However it should be taken into account this is leak which isn’t an official release and may not (hopefully) include all the details for the upcoming firmware beta or even the official release of the official firmware update itself.

But what you do think? What would you like to see for this upcoming update? What features are you still waiting for? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Check Out The New FINAL FANTASY XV – 101 Extended Trailer & Day One Patch Notes Details!!

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We’re only a week away from one of the most sought after JRPG’s of this gen and last. What was once known as PS3’s exclusive Final Fantasy 13 Versus by way of Square-Enix. Has now evolved into not only a multi-platform game but also a mainline Final Fantasy title now known as: Final Fantasy XV. But of course you don’t need us here at What’s Up PlayStation to remind you. This upcoming adventure has been all over the media from YouTube, Television and more and even has plans to conquer mobile gaming. In preparation for it’s release Square-Enix has released an extended trailer which details characters, gameplay mechanics and more found in the living breathing world of FINAL FANTASY XV. Check out the trailer and screenshots below:

Square-Enix also followed through on what was said to be a tease from this previous Friday with information regarding a day one patch. The day one patch is named “Crown Update” and will include the following. It’s also mentioned that the list below is defined as “some” of the additions coming with the update, so there might be more.

  • Improvements to the camera with new options to better assist and track the action in tight space and to improve visibility during battles
  • New event scenes and scenes from KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV™ and the “Omen” trailer have also been added to the game to make the story and timeline of events easier to follow for newcomers
  • The addition of an ability tree for the “Wait Mode” function which improves the strategic element of this feature
  • Players can obtain the “Beast Whistle” which can be used to call monsters to battle
  • A wider variety of recipes and fish with an addition of a gallery for completionist players who enjoy collecting items
  • Implementation of social media support, allowing the photos Prompto takes along your journey to be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter

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This game has so much that could possibly catch the interest of many. But with that being said what do you think. Does this intrigue you? Will you be purchasing this title. Final Fantasy releases this holiday November 29th on the PS4 and other respective platforms. And is said to support Features like HDR on both the standard PS4 and the PS4 Pro. Also on the PS4 Pro there will support for a Low 4K rendering mode and a High 4K rendering mode. For Final Fantasy XV news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Atlus Teases English Voice Actors For Persona 5

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According to DualShockers, it seems Atlus USA is teasing the reveal for the English voice actors for Persona 5! Today Atlus USA are making the announcement through its mailing list with the following image below.

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Persona 5 releases in North America and Europe on February 14th, 2017.

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Source: DualShockers

The Council-Podcast Episode 89

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Welcome to another episode of The Council-Podcast. We are a conversational podcast where we speak about the games we are playing throughout the week, on gaming new that happened during the week, and set topics where we save until later on during the show. Episode 89 special guest was Frozen_Magma, please do subscribe to his Youtube channel.

News:

  1. Lay-offs within Sony Interactive Entertainment SIE
  2. No Mod support for Fallout 4 or Skyrim on PlayStation 4
  3. The Last Guardian delayed!!
  4. Tokyo Game Show 2016 talk
  5. Win a PSVR headset from Taco Bell
  6. PlayStation 4 Pro talk
  7. PlayStation Vue includes HBO and Cinemax

**WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS PODCAST**

PS4 System Software 4.00 Out Tomorrow

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If you read the title you’ll know that the next major firmware update will be available tomorrow! 4.00 will be introducing folders, updates to the newly introduced “Quick Menu“, and “Share Menu“, UI changes, and library improvements. Some of you are familiar with these features if you’ve had access to the beta. Today Sony announced the additional new features you’ll see in tomorrows update.

Quick Menu — Music

In addition to updating the Quick Menu to make it easier to access without leaving your game by having it cover only a portion of the screen and making it more customizable, we’ve also added several new items to the menu. One new addition to the Quick Menu that wasn’t featured in the beta program is an enhanced Music section to allow you to discover, play, and control Spotify without needing to open the app.

From the Music section of the Quick Menu you’ll now be able to play, pause, skip, shuffle, repeat and save songs. The Music section also allows you to discover recommended playlists for the game you’re playing and view your saved Spotify playlists and songs. When you select a playlist, you’ll be able to see all upcoming songs and choose to play all, or select an individual song to listen to from that playlist.

The PlayStation Music team and Spotify have been working with your favorite game creators to create playlists to enhance your gameplay. Follow PlayStation Music on Spotify to get the latest gaming playlists first.

PlayStation 4 Pro Updates

In anticipation of the release of PS4 Pro on November 10, 2016, we’re adding a number of features that will support the system’s ability to output high-resolution content. This update will enable the following on PS4 Pro:

  • 1080p streaming for Remote Play on PC/Mac and compatible Xperia devices
  • 1080p streaming for Share Play
  • 1080p 30/60fps live broadcasting on YouTube
  • 1080p 30fps live broadcasting on Twitch

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

When we announced PS4 Pro and the new slimmer PS4 last week, we also announced that all PlayStation 4 systems — back to the very first console sold in 2013 — would be HDR capable. After updating your system to version 4.00, you’ll see HDR settings in the Video Output Settings and be ready to enjoy HDR gaming and entertainment content once it’s available on any PS4 system you own. Of course, you’ll need an HDR compatible display as well.

What’s New

What’s New has been redesigned and now includes more information about what your friends have been doing on PS4.

The left column includes the new Activity Feed, which has larger images and easily accessible options to like, comment, or reshare. The right column includes sections for Now Playing, Trending, Players You May Know, and Who to Follow.

Content Info Screen

We’ve given a similar redesign to the content info screen, which you can access by pressing down on a game tile while on the home screen. You’ll be able to easily select from a variety of options to view a game’s Overview, Trending media, Friends and Communities, Activities, and related PlayStation Store content.

Data Transfer to New PS4

In order to make it easier to get all of your data from one PS4 to another, especially if you upgrade to PS4 Pro, we’ve added the ability to transfer data over a wired LAN connection. You can transfer games, user info, and saved data. Of course, you can re-download content and transfer saves through the cloud, but the LAN transfer should be much faster and easier.

As for someone who been apart of the 4.00 beta for weeks now I can definitely say the whole UI feels a lot more fluid, and with the addition of adding folders this update makes everything more easier to find. PlayStation fans will be satisfied with this update!

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Source: Blog.us.playstation

 

Street Fighter V Urien Trailer

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Bright and early this morning Capcom released their latest trailer for the last of the 6 DLC characters announce for Street Fighter V. Urien will be coming to us within the September SFV updateCapcom previously announced last month. Urien was first introduced in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and quickly became a favorite character for many Street Fighter fans. Urien’s goal is to destroy Shadaloo and to take over the Illuminati from his older brother Gill, who he ultimately dislikes. Be prepared for many Metallic Sphere’s, Chariot Tackles, and yes the Aegis Reflector!

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During the Tokyo Game Show, Capcom stated they will give the release date for Urien and also talk about the September’s SFV update.

So what does Urien have to offer in SFV:

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V-Skill: Metallic Aura

Urien laughs maniacally while enveloping his body with his Metallic Aura. Once charged, his skin tone darkens and the next forward-propelling special move can temporarily absorb one attack.

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V-Trigger: Aegis Reflector

Urien opens his arms and creates an energy barrier in front of him. The barrier will reflect projectiles back at the opponent and the direction held when activating the V-Trigger determines where it appears. Opponents who touch the barrier without blocking will take damage and be knocked back. With a full V-meter, Urien can project two barriers.

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Critical Art: Dominate Crush

Urien channels energy into his arm and slams it into the ground, striking his opponent with a pillar of destruction.

Urien concludes the 6 DLC characters Capcom promised before releasing Street Fighter V. Putting the total of SFV characters to 22, but who will be the next 6 DLC characters Capcom will announce? Are you excited to play as Urien? Let us know in the comments below.

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Source: Capcom-Unity

New Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Map Out as Free Update

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It’s no secret that Uncharted 4 has been a breakout success with it’s release. And has become a pivotal and a force not to be reckoned with in terms of the PlayStation brand. Along side being known for it’s strong story. The MP is known to be fun when the general flow of the Multiplayer half of the game isn’t tinkered with too badly. With that being said Naughty dog is seeking to maintain the balance of a fun and fast paced multiplayer experience with it’s latest patch which just so happens to be free for all owners of the Uncharted 4 game.

As reported via the Uncharted.com website here are the latest changes to be implemented below:

New ranked rewards added:
• Gold / Platinum / Diamond / Master Bandanas

Individual performance has a bigger effect:
• Top Performer bonus replaced with Performance Grade for all players
• The amount of bonus points is based on your performance in the match compared to the average in your rank
• A strong performance can almost fully offset the points lost from a loss in most ranks

Party members share performance of the party:
• Performance of all players in the party is averaged to determine the bonus Rank Points that the whole party receives

Faster ranking up:
• Requirements to advance to qualifiers were reduced (Previously some ranks required >100 Rank Points, now all require 100 except Apprentice, which is 50)

Easier to pass qualifiers:
• Previously passing required winning best 2 out of 3 matches, now requires 1 out of 3 (Bronze), or 2 out of 5 (Silver).

Easier to get back into qualifiers:
• Failing qualifiers now sets you back to 90% of the previous rank (was 60 – 90%), so winning your next game will loop directly back into qualifiers

Other changes:
• Max rank achieved through initial placement matches is now Gold III (was Silver III)
• Ties no longer award Rank Points to either team


Maps:
• New Devon

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Economy changes:
• New 300UP Currency Pack (coming soon with a PlayStation®Store update)
• Added Match Completion bonus worth 10 Relics
• Winning a match now awards 20 Relics

Networking:
• Players can no longer late-join a match where 50% of the match score or time has elapsed (at the time match is found)
• Players can no longer late-join a match where the winning team is leading by more than 30% of the score limit
• Idle player kick timer reduced to 30 seconds

Menu Changes:
• New option allows the user to launch the game and be taken directly into Multiplayer
• You can now use |d_pad_l||d_pad_r| to select booster levels and weapon/sidekick/mystical mods, for faster loadout editing
• Global leaderboard now shows percentile in the format “Top x% of all players”
• You can now scroll to the top of the leaderboard by pressing |t|

Balance Changes:
• C4 does knockdown on all levels
• Grenade knockdown radius decreased
• Hold breath underwater time reduced
• Increased damage pass-through in water
• Increased distance that bullets travel in water

Bug Fixes:
• General level exploit fixes
• Fix to players not being able to take cover in certain situations
• Remnants level update to improve performance
• Camera Control options “Acceleration Speed” and “Ramp Power Scale” will now Reset to Defaults properly
• Friend’s List performance and update improvements
• Fix to mystical/sidekick mod loadout exploit: switching to a loadout with a different sidekick / mystical mod will now wipe out any previously purchased mysticals / sidekicks
• Fixed multiple idol pick-up issues in Plunder
• Fixed bug with Combat Marking & Mark on Damage allowing Stealth users to become marked occasionally
• Late-Joiners can now properly melee a Brute
• Fixed a bug with throwing Mysticals while on a rope causing the player to re-throw the rope
• Fixed bug with Gifting booster not allowing to gift to certain players
• Fixed mystical throwing issue with alternate control scheme
• Fixed a bug where the host was unable to start custom games when clients were in a submenu
• Fixed a bug that prevented the Wrath of El Dorado from damaging enemies when the owner dies

Cheater reporting website is now up:
• If you see someone cheating, save a video of it and report them at: http://www.naughtydog.com/report

Check out the trailer for the new map now which also teases a beloved Uncharted 2 Map

What do you think of the latest patch notes. Are you satisfied? Do you think this will wet your appetite enough to keep active on the multiplayer? comment below let us know. And for more news make sure to check with us back here at WhatsUpPlayStation.com

Street Fighter V August and September Updates

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It seems like Capcom, is really trying to make amends for the mistakes and limited features during the launch of Street Fighter V. Before it’s launch, Capcom promised they wouldn’t treat this Street Fighter game like past installments. With their goal to make Street Fighter V as a serviceable fighting game. With only needing one disc for future characters and free patch updates for SFV. And it looks like they’re are holding up there end of the bargain.

 

Early this morning, Capcom gave details on the latest update for August. Starting tomorrow 8/16, there will be a pretty lengthy server maintenance. This server maintenance will be taking place during 1 p.m. PT to 7 p.m. PT (3 p.m EDT to 10 p.m EDT). This update looks to solve the raging quitting issues on SFV.

Here are the details on August’s update:

AUGUST UPDATE

Rage Quitting Penalty

We are aware of the Rage Quitting issue, and this update will continue our efforts toward resolving it. We will make a second update to the existing Rage Quitting system with stricter guidelines for players who disconnect before the match is over. Players who are penalized will lose League Points and be locked out of online matching for a set time. The update will be implemented after the maintenance on 8/16.

Since the initial Rage Quitting system rollout, we have seen a rapid decrease in rage quitting players, and we believe that this new update will reduce that number even further. That being said, we’re still working on implementing a new, more robust system that will address the issue more completely by early next year.

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As for September, they’re promising a huge update that will contain tons of new features. Such as having special events like double fight money. Giving the player the opportunity to earn double the Fight Money within ranked matches. As for season pass holder, there is a little bonus for you.

Here is a sneak preview of September’s update:

Double FM Event

Double Fight Money is happening! We appreciate your support for Street Fighter V, so we’re giving you the chance to double your FM earnings in Ranked Match! We will hold our first Double FM Event on the weekend of September 2-4th. Please stay tuned for more details!

Additional Features

The next September update will include:

  • VS CPU Option
  • Daily Targets
  • Daily challenges with Fight Money rewards!
  • Fighter Profile Updates!
  • Free colors for Season Pass holders
  • Colors 3-10 for Default and Battle costumes of the 6 DLC characters
  • Premium costumes will now include colors!
  • Colors 3-10 of the purchased premium costume
  • Color bundles available for purchase via FM or Real Money
  • All 22 Characters’ Default & Story Costumes Color Pack 3-10

And more to be announced!

Both updates are looking to resolve a lot of issues many Street Fighter fans are having with SFV. Good job on Capcom for listening to the community wants and needs.

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Source: Capcom-unity