Capcom has announced that they will release an improved Capcom Fighters Network. They admit that “Street Fighter V’s server performance has been a less than optimal” and these improvements will address its many problems.
A beta for the improved CFN will be held from March 28th to April 3rd on Steam before its official release on other platforms. The beta will be completely free for current and new player. It will also have all characters playable including Kolin however progress and rewards earned in the beta will not be saved. Season 2 Balance Adjustments will be included in the beta.
Here is the list of changes to the CFN:
Rage Quit Penalty System
Back in December, we implemented an update to the Rage Quit System which displayed a special Player Profile Icon for the worst offenders and the most honorable players. These icons are working correctly now and matchmaking logic now takes into account your online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.
Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times
We understand many players were not happy with the load times when entering online matches. There will now be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual Match.
Battle Lounge Country Flags
Country flags should now properly load in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.
Training Mode – User Settings Saved
Training Mode settings are now saved and will carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.
It should now take less time to find an opponent in online matches. We’ve also added logic which avoids frequently being matched with the same opponent repeatedly.
Fighter Profile Stats
More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on your Fighter Profile.
Country / League Based Rankings
Players will now be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.
Friend Management System
In addition to adding a player to your Favorites, you can now add Friends and follow them on CFN. You can now also Blacklist players.
On the CFN home menu, a live feed of your Friends’ activities is presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, you can immediately add a recent match to your Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage your Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.
In-Game Announcer Voice
The in-game announcer will give you stats on both you and your opponent using data pulled from the server