This time not being blamed completely on dataminers - but still in partial thanks to them - players of Street Fighter V have the opportunity to play the game's December 20 update a little early than Capcom expected.
Ucchedevada did something far more simple than combing through in-game assets. Taking to NeoGAF to share their experience, the user told how simply opting in for Street Fighter V beta builds through Steam presented them a version of the game containing the not-yet-released Akuma character.
But that wasn't all. With the patch ushering in major changes for the game's new second season, users are now able to get some early hands-on time with the nerfs and buffs to their favorite characters - or worse enemies.
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Music and stage info, however, has been magically unearthed by those willing to devote a little more time to the art of the elusive datamining process. The background music for the Holiday 'Christmas in New York' stage has been uncovered alongside themes for Akuma's stage and the character itself. You'll also be able to change the music in specific modes, too.
Playing as Akuma, however, is still a little bit problematic. Before the official update releases, you'll have to swap out Akuma's data with that of another character. We hope you like crashes!