Avenue Fighter 5’s new V-Shift is like V-Reversal however can be utilized nearly indefinitely.
Through the Avenue Fighter 5 Winter Replace livestream, battle director Ryuichi “Woshige” Shigeno unveiled the brand new V-Shift mechanic that adjustments the dynamics of Avenue Fighter 5. It launches alongside Dan Hibiki and the remainder of Season 5, which drops on February 22.
V-Shift and V-Reversal are alike in additional than simply sharing the “V” beginning letter. By consuming one bar of V-Gauge and inputting sure instructions, gamers can carry out the V-Reversal, a defensive counter-attack that offers gamers far from the opponent. The V-Shift is comparable however it does not have the identical stipulation. Whereas the V-Reversal can solely be activated when blocking towards an assault, the V-Shift could be carried out so long as there may be V-Gauge.
The V-Shift consumes one bar of V-Gauge and requires sure instructions just like the V-Reversal, however gamers do not must be blocking or underneath stress. The V-Shift can be utilized each time a participant desires: in the course of a combo, to interrupt free from throws, to dodge projectiles, or to increase or interrupt combos. Its makes use of are countless as long as the useful resource is there, as such it is the primary defensive Avenue Fighter 5 mechanic that can be utilized freely.
Along with offering gamers with what quantities to a dodge mechanic, the V-Shift additionally slows down time and provides some invincibility frames, type of like Bayonetta’s Witch Time. Additional, if gamers need the V-Shift to perform extra just like the V-Reversal, they’ll carry out an assault instantly after executing the V-Shift to show it right into a V-Shift-Break. This modification, the V-Shift-Break, can lengthen an assault’s vary or break by means of an enemy’s combo chain.
V-Shift is free for all gamers and drops on February 22 with Season 5, which Capcom stated is Avenue Fighter 5’s last season of content material. Season 5 will add a bunch of latest stuff to the sport, together with fighters (like this bonus shape-shifting character), costumes, phases, and extra.