Street Fighter V Season 5 this winter
Capcom have revealed their plans for Street Fighter V’s fifth season, which will include five new characters and three stages. The fifth new fighter has yet to be revealed, but Dan, Rose, Oro and Akira Kazama have been confirmed. Akira is Street Fighter V’s first guest character, from 90s 3D fighter Rival Schools.
Dan will arrive first, alongside a new Capcom Pro Tour stage, new costumes, balances changes and – tantalizingly – a new battle mechanic. Street Fighter V will be free to play on PlayStation 4 until August 19th, and you can read a full summary of the announcements on the PlayStation Blog.
Team Liquid is getting a new coach
More big changes for Team Liquid, following the recent departure of Nicholas ‘Nitr0’ Cannella: Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole will succeed Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag as Team Liquid’s new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive head coach. Formerly a professional Counter-Strike player, Moses has been a popular commentator and is excited about the new challenge.
“For me, there’s a little bit of responsibility, or a lot of responsibility, in ushering Liquid’s Counter-Strike team into the next era. That’s one of the goals I’ve set for myself. That’s one of the goals I’ve set for the team, is to be able to bring Team Liquid into the next five years of Counter-Strike,” he said in Team Liquid’s announcement video.
New Apex Legends season next week
Apex Legends Season 6 is about to begin, and the latest trailer reveals the new character Rampart, a modder with a penchant for big guns. There’s also a new energy SMG on the way, namely the Volt from Titanfall 2.
Characters and guns are well and good, but the biggest news is a crafting system added to Boosted. It’s not clear if crafting is exclusive to World’s Edge, which will see some changes in the new season. Season 6 launches for all platforms on August 18th.