- Nov 30, 2018
News on the Street Fighter V front has been sort of dry of late, a new season arrived with your standard patch notes, nerfs, buffs, Shin Dan, er, Kage, and not much else. A stark contrast to last year's "Arcade Edition" reveal that showcased all six DLC characters at once, and introduced a second V Trigger to each character.
As we wait on news from our overlord Capcom, many have been wondering, "is this all we're getting for 2019?"
Well fans, worry not, CapGOD has delivered yet again, albeit very clearly inadvertently, with the 'Blanka glitch.'
Here's how it works. When Blanka has full super meter, he can perform the super, but not actually use the meter, thus freezing the entire game EXCEPT BLANKA. Blanka is then free to do whatever the fuck he chooses, and because the super meter was not used, he can do it repeatedly to his heart's content. This unlocks infinitives even Marvel vs. Capcom would kneel before.
The motion is to perform his super attack, and plink it into his jungle hop (KKK). Might sound complicated if you're unfamiliar with fighting games, but trust me it's so simple a caveman could do it.
As a result, Lord Blanka has shot up the tier list from mid-tier, to JUST PUT YOUR DAMN CONTROLLER DOWN FOOL-tier.
Whereas normally this would be frowned upon, we've been so anxiously awaiting any kind of word from Capcom in regards to season four that the community is actually enjoying this for what it is and having a blast with it. To the point where some in the community are asking, "is this the best thing to ever happen to SF?"
NOW. Get out there and have a blast, but remember if you're doing this online have respect and do it only in casual matches.
FYI, yes Capcom has responded that they are aware. Beyond that, we don't have a date. Could be tonight, could be next month. However, EVO Japan is this weekend so I hope it's sooner rather than later unless you enjoy all-Blanka top eights.
Here are examples of the community at work....
Xian fucking around