Street Fighter V Beta Taken Offline Immediately After Launching

Street Fighter V Beta Taken Offline Immediately After Launching

Intended to launch yesterday on the PS4, the highly anticipated beta for Street Fighter V suffered an inauspicious debut last night. Now it looks like it will be a while before the beta gets fully up and running again. Or ever, really.

The game's servers were deactivated barely an hour after the beta went live last night following numerous player reports about connectivity issues — most simply saying they weren't able to log in. At the time, Street Fighter publisher Capcom said taking the servers down was only a temporary solution. But after trying to reactivate them, it became clear that many gamers' connectivity issues weren't going to be fixed so easily.

A PR rep told Kotaku in an emailed statement sent this morning that the beta is now going to be unavailable until they say otherwise in order for the developer to perform "extended maintenance":

We apologise for the ongoing issues that users have been experiencing with the SFV beta test. In order to allow us to fix the issues as quickly as possible, we are going to initiate a period of extended maintenance, during which time the beta will be unavailable to all users. We will let you know the date on which the closed beta test will re-open once all problems have been fixed. We sincerely apologise for having to bring this unfortunate news to you. Thank you for your patience. Please stay tuned for further updates.

We'll have more on the status of the SFV beta if anything changes.


    I guess that is why you have a beta.

    Maybe they should've had a beta for the beta.


    7/24 7:05pm: Servers are up and we are slowly letting in more and more players. Please be patient if you don't get in initially as it may take a few minutes to get to you.

    7/24 7:14pm: We have successfully located one of the issues on our servers and will be restarting them shortly. Thank you for your continued patience.

    7/24 7:40pm: Still checking in on the previously reported issue. Will update with more information.

    7/24 7:47pm: Servers are being reset.

    7/24 8:03pm: Servers are still being looked into.

    7/24 8:20pm: We are aware that a lot of users are getting the "Unable to connect to Update Server. [22002]" error message. We are still looking into this.

    7/24 8:45pm: Still hammering at error [22002]. Thank you for your continued patience.

    7/24 9:00pm: Sorry guys, nothing new to report.

    7/24 9:20pm: Currently implementing a possible fix. May take up to an hour or two to confirm. Will update accordingly with new information.

    Last edited 25/07/15 2:46 pm

      It should be noted that the beta has been restricted to North America now. Europe (incl. Australia) will be added at a later point.

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