Street Fighter 5: 10 Essential Tips All New Players Need To Know

Tournament champion advice on who to play first, how to master the V-Gauge and more.

The latest instalment of the greatest fighting game franchise is here, and players old and new are already getting to grips with the many changes made in Street Fighter V. If you're someone who's never played a Street Fighter game before, fear not, SF V is a completely different game rather than a direct sequel, and because of this, even experienced players have somewhat of a learning curve to get used to. Longstanding characters such as Vega, M. Bison and Ken have been completely overhauled and especially in Vega's case, their entire moveset has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The game has initially been hit with some negative reviews, however if you intend to play competitively online, now is actually the absolute perfect time to throw yourself into the world of Street Fighter V. Leave it any later, and you'll be fighting an uphill battle to compete with the fighting elite. Right now though, everybody is pretty much on the a level playing field. So allow me, an experienced Street Fighter tournament champion, to give you a headstart as we begin our journey to the top of the mountain. These 10 tips will give you an immediate advantage, especially if you've never played the game before.


Keen gamer specialising in retro games. Will beat you any day at Street Fighter.