New Street Fighter 6 Update Is a Game-Changer, Makes Essential Technique Easier

A new update for Street Fighter 6 introduces new character Rashid, and makes a core technique much easier to execute.
Street Fighter 6 Rashid

Street Fighter 6 has received a major new update, which welcomes the game’s first downloadable post-launch character, Rashid, as well as making a significant change to one of its core techniques: Drive Rush cancels.

How Much Does Rashid Cost?

Rashid is available from the in-game Goods Shop, and comes at the cost of 350 Fighter Coins, the game’s real-world money equivalent. He costs roughly USD $7.00.

He is also included in the Year One Character Pass DLC, which offers access to four characters, extra costume colours, and in-game currency (4200 Drive Tickets) for USD $30.

Read: Street Fighter 6 – Rashid Character Details

If you have earned Rental Tickets from the game’s free Battle Pass, you can redeem to them trial Rashid for one hour.

The update also adds Rashid to the single-player World Tour mode, where he can be befriended and teach your avatar his techniques. He’s also been added to the Arcade Mode, where he has a brief story.

Drive Rush Cancel Changes

The Drive Rush is one of the new systems in Street Fighter 6, which allows every character to execute a fast dash forward, allowing them to quickly close gaps and begin an attack. One practical way to use Drive Rushes are to activate them during an attack or special move – a technique called a Drive Rush cancel – which interrupts the current animation and allows you to string another attack or special move right after it. It’s an essential, intermediate-to-advanced level technique that allows you to build your own combos.

The big change comes in how it’s executed. To perform a Drive Rush previously, you would need to press the Drive Parry button (in Modern Controls) or Medium Punch + Medium Kick simultaneously at the same time (in Classic Controls) AND double-tap ‘towards’ on your movement controls.

This isn’t difficult to do from a standing start, but performing a Drive Rush cancel while you’re also attempting to accurately execute the moves before and after it can be a lot inputs for beginner and intermediate players to juggle mentally.

After the July 2023 update, performing a Drive Rush cancel is simply a matter of pressing either the Drive Parry Button or Medium Punch + Medium Kick, without needing to double-tap ‘towards’. The change makes it dramatically easier to link attacks together.

The update also brings a number of tweaks to Modern Controls for various characters. Visit the official Street Fighter 6 website for the full update notice and battle changes.

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