Street Fighter 6 has been out for a solid month now. With a bombastic tournament wrapping up over the weekend, the debate surrounding character balance is back in a major way. But are players too nerf happy? It’s a conversation as old as old web forums and arcade brawls, louder today due to a huge wave of new players flocking to Street Fighter 6.
Make no mistake, Street Fighter 6 does have its own collection of problematic characters in the eyes of many a player. for the lesser skilled, Honda’s butt slam and headbutt stand out as daunting barrier to ranked progress. For those higher up on the skill ladder, Cammy and JP block further progress, and at the cutting edge, drive rush Deejay and Jamie stand tall above all other competitors.
These characters with strong tools in Street Fighter 6 have resulted in a larger-than-usual call for nerfs. But here’s the question: are people complaining bitch-made? With the game barely out for a month now, the community at large hasn’t really had time to adapt and experiment around with this current meta. These calls for nerfs are coming at a time when some of the best and brightest playing Street Fighter 6 haven’t truly tackled the problem characters in-game.