It hasn't been long since Capcom announced the first closed beta for its upcoming fighting game Street Fighter 5. Sure, the launch never kicked off on the note that Capcom may have wanted -- with major delays being made to the beta -- but there's still a plethora of information to be shared before the game comes back online.

In case you weren't aware, as of now, Capcom has officially postponed its beta test for Street Fighter 5 until a later date, following major problems with its servers and stability. Moreover, as a means for apology, Capcom is also planning on creating an "in-game incentive" for all players who signed up to the beta.

However, while Capcom puts in a shift to mend the first-ever beta version for the game, we have hopes that the game will soon be back online with all the necessary changes made by the company. And before the beta phase kicks off again, here's a look at everything you will ever require to know about Street Fighter 5 beta.

Street Fighter 5 Beta – Everything You Should Know

Street Fighter 5 Beta: Available Gameplay Modes

  • With the first ever beta for the game, it's quite evident that Capcom will take the opportunity to test the game's online functionality. This means fans, when inside the beta, will not be able to play the game offline.
  • Once the game is loaded, it will automatically connect to the servers. From here onwards, players will need to select the desired character, followed by entering the training mode. Note that the player will stay in the training mode until the game finds a random opponent for him or her.
  • For the time being, know that the player can be matched up with anyone across the planet. However, this will change for the final version of the game and players will be able to compete against those with lower latency. But for the time being, a player in Japan can easily hook with another from the US.

Street Fighter 5 Beta: How to Register

  • For players based in the US, know that you will not need to register for the beta. On the contrary, US-based players can simply pre-order the game (physical of PS Store) and gain access to the PS 4 beta. At the moment, though, there's no word on a probable PC beta for the game.
  • For fans in Europe, you will indeed need to register at the Street Fighter 5 site with your PSN handle. Once you have access to the Street Fighter 5 beta, you will be able to get into all beta periods that have been scheduled between now and the launch of the game.

Street Fighter 5 Beta: Available Characters

  • When the Street Fighter 5 beta starts, there will only be four characters available to play: Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash and M. Bison.
  • Originally, Cammy and Birdie were also set to be released on 25 July in order to test the character load out system. However, with the delay of the beta, that date will now be changed as well.
  • For those who are wondering, Ken and Necalli will not be available during the first beta test period. What fans will get here is essentially the E3 build of the game, so anything announced or changed after E3 won't feature in the beta.

Street Fighter 5 Beta: Dates to Remember

  • When Street Fighter 5 was announced, Capcom originally wanted to push out the beta from 23 July, 6 PM PT to 28 July, 6 PM PT. But with the delay hitting the beta, the dates will now be changed.
  • However, Capcom has promised that the beta period for the game will be extended to make sure everyone has a chance to play. Apart from that, there's a scheduled maintenance that will occur daily from 11 pm to 1 am PT during the beta. And during this time, players will not be able to access the beta.

Stay tuned for more updates. 

[Source: Prima Games]