Ultra Street Fighter 4 gets Omega Mode in October patch

Ultra Street Fighter 4 is getting a new patch in October that will address balance issues, improve online performance on PC, and add in a whole new game mode called Omega Mode that adds new moves to all of the game's characters.


Capcom had some exciting announcements for Ultra Street Fighter 4 during Tokyo Game Show late Friday night. The game's upcoming 1.04 patch will see several changes, while also adding in a major new game mode called Omega Mode as a free add-on.

"For those wondering, Omega mode is a completely new mode in which every character has been modified and outfitted with new normal and special attacks, resulting in a refreshing take on the characters you've come to know and love over the last six years," Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas said on the Capcom Unity blog. "As the primary goal for this mode was fun, we placed more emphasis on making the characters feel new, than on their balance. This means that strong, fan favorite attacks such as Ken's Shinppu Jinrai Kyaku and Sagat's Tiger Raid make their return while other characters such as Zangief gain new abilities, like being able to combo into his command throws."

Rosas adds that Omega Mode will be playable both locally and online in unranked matches.

Other changes set to come in the 1.04 patch includes balance tweaks, particularly to Cody, Decapre, and Rolento. Most importantly to PC users, the patch will address the current issues plaguing the game's online play.

The new 1.04 patch is expected to deploy sometime in October across all platforms. For more on Omega Mode, check out the video below.

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    September 20, 2014 1:40 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Ultra Street Fighter 4 gets Omega Mode in October patch.

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 is getting a new patch in October that will address balance issues, improve online performance on PC, and add in a whole new game mode called Omega Mode that will allow users to remix fighter moves.

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      September 20, 2014 2:12 AM


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      September 20, 2014 2:31 AM

      Also, anything else interesting to report from TGS? Persona? Guilty Gear?

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        September 20, 2014 5:00 AM

        Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is getting released in Europe in November, thanks to Sega doing publishing there.

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      September 20, 2014 5:28 AM


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        September 20, 2014 6:33 AM

        USF4 Rainbow Edition!

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      September 20, 2014 5:30 AM


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      September 20, 2014 8:11 AM

      But still no updated challenges?

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      September 20, 2014 9:25 AM

      wow holy shit lol

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        September 20, 2014 9:55 AM

        Yeah pretty ridiculous. Did anyone see this coming??

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          September 20, 2014 10:00 AM

          I assumed all Ultra support was done. I wish they'd port to PS4 though

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            September 21, 2014 4:15 PM

            Are fighting games on the PS4 generally supporting PS3 arcade sticks? I can't really get excited over next gen systems for fighting games if it means either buying a new arcade stick or trying to further mod mine to try to get it to work on everything (maybe the MC Cthulhu will get a firmware update to support the PS4, but I'm not holding my breath for it...and it certainly won't get XBone support since MS are a bunch of asshats about controllers).

            These days I really prefer to play fighting games on the PC because I *know* my joystick will just work with it and my CRT monitor (running at 1920x1440) doesn't have any input lag.

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              September 21, 2014 4:17 PM

              Nope they are not. Also ps4 has proprietary controller drivers and requires a Bluetooth connection so no older chips like the cthulhu are possible to update

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