Streetfighter V brings back Guile in April update

A huge Streetfighter V update is about to go live, bringing back one of the franchises’ most beloved characters, Guile.

The Streetfighter V servers will be down for maintenance from 8am PT until 6PM PT in order to accomodate this change, as well as a host of extras.

In addition to the new character, Guile’s infamous Air Force Base stage will be available as a battleground, and a brand new ‘Rage Quit’ penalty system which has been long requested.

Guile will be available fore free for players until the in-game shop launches. Once the shop is available, you’ll have to purchase to play the character, or use the in-fight currency.

A number of improvements have also been made to the matchmaking system, such as adaptations to the matchmaking system which speeds up the time to find an opponent. There are also a ton of exclusive bug-fixes that have been added into the game. We’ve listed these after the Guile announcement trailer.


Ryu/M. Bison/Vega(no claw)

Bug: After dishing out Ryu & Vega’s (no claw) C. LP or M. Bisions C. LK, while doing a light attack rapid cancel at the absolite latest timing possible, if you input another action (V-Skill, Special Move, etc.) at the same time, if the opponent does an attack the “other action” will come out, and when the opponent does nothing, the rapid cancel attack will come out, creating a special option select.

Fix: Made the rapid cancel timing  of said moves 1F shorter.


Bug: In the guard animation branch of  Ryu’s C. HK, there was a counter box that was present up to the 13th frame. Therefore, during this time it was possible to eat counter damage.

Fix: Adjusted the counter box on Ryu’s C. HK so that it is no longer present afterter the hitbox is not longer active.


Bug: In Ken’s C. LP (including rapid cancels), for the 3 frames that it takes for the hitbox to become active, there wasn’t a crouching state set to the move. This allowed moves that are only intended to hit standing opponents to hit Ken.

Fix: Adjusted the first 3 frames of Ken’s C. LP (including rapid cancels) so that Ken is in crouching state.

Bug: In Ken’s M. Tatsumaki Senpukyaku, the feint box that causes the opponent to go into a guarding standby state was not functioning correctly. The V-Trigger M. Tatsumaki Senpukyaku also caused the same phenomenon.

Fix: Corrected the feint box on Ken’s M. Tatsumaki Senpukyaku so that it functions correctly, forcing the opponent to guard when used from a certain distance.

Bug: When a portion of Ken’s EX Shoryuken (V-Trigger ver. included) hits as a ground counter hit, the hit real animation of the opponent continues when knocked into the air, which is an unnatural behavior.

Fix: Adjusted that specific portion of the EX Shoryuken (V-Trigger ver. included) so that when it hits as grounded counter hit, the correct knock up mottion occurs.


Bug: In Chun-Li’s EX Hyakuretsukyaku, after the moves has completely ended (freeze state finished), she was unable to perform mobility actions (move forward/back or jump).

Fix: Adjusted EX Hyakuretsukyaku so that she is moveable after the move has completely ended.

Bug: In Chun-Li’s J. MP, she can follow up with Yosokyaku to EX Airborne Hyakuretsukyaku on counter hit.

(There is an unintentional difference between the number of continuous airborne hit limiter values between when this hits as a normal and and when it hits as a counter hit)

Fix: Adjusted  the juggle potential of Chun-Li’s J. MP so that it is the same whether or not it is a normal hit or a counter hit.


Bug: Cammy’s S. HK’s hit box is no longer active, she was throw invincible.

Fix: Added a throw box to Cammy’s S. HK & Lift Combination while the move is active.

Bug: While Cammy’s EX Razer Edge Slicer is active, she was throw invincible.

Fix: Added a throw box to Cammy’s EX Razer Edge Slicer while it is active.


Bug: During C. MK, Dhalsim was throw invincible.

Fix: Added a throw box to Dhalsim’s C. MK.


Bug: When the fourth hit of Karin’s EX Mujinkyaku hits an airborne opponent, the opponent’s float is differed from when it is a normal hit and when it is a counter hit.

Fix: Made it so that the 4th hit of EX Mujinkyaku would cause the same float on counter hit as it does on normal hit.

Bug: There were 2 bugs in Karin’s EX Ressenha.

①When the second hit hits as a counter hit, the opponents Critical Gauge increase would be “0”
②On counter hit, EX Ressenha’s starting juggle potential would be “0” for each hit.

Fix: Adjusted EX Ressenha on counter so that the opponent’s gauge increase and starting juggle potential are the same as when it is a normal hit.


Bug: Under specific circumstances, how S. MP hits changes from when on the right corner or on the left corner.

Fix: Expanded S. MP’s hit box downward so that the move yields the same results in both corners.


Bug: When rapid canceling Necalli’s C. LP during V-Trigger, the advantage after hit would be plus 1F more than the normal version.

Fix: Unified Necalli’s V-Trigger C. LP to the normal version.

M. Bison

Bug: When throwing an oponent with Psycho Fall, depending on M. Bison’s position and the side he is facing, the distance the opponent is thrown greatly changes, which was unintended.

Fix: Adjusted the behavior of Pyscho Fall so that the distance the opponent is thrown is fixed.

Bug: When M. Bison takes damage in the middle of performing and EX Double Knee press, the opposing character’s behavior would be irregular after the hit.

Fix: Changed the behavior after hit on the EX Double Knee Press.

R. Mika

Bug: In R. Mika’s C. HK, there wasn’t a throw box in place.. Even though the move is visually performed on the ground, it was throw invincible.

Fix: Added a throw box to R. Mika’s C. HK while the move is active.


Bug: The the time frame of the stop theatrics applied to an opponent hit by Sledge Hammer differs from when Sledge Hammer is used on its own and when it is used in a combo canceling from another move. Due to this, the circumstances are different after Sledge Hammer hits as part of a combo.

Fix: Made it so that the time frame of the stop theatrics of the Sledge Hammer (when cancled into) is the same as when it is used on its own.


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Ray Willmott

Ray is the founder and editor of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer,, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,
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