Rashid is formally out now in Avenue Fighter 6. He is proving to be an extremely widespread character, with quite a few gamers leaping into the sport to strive him out for the primary time. Nevertheless, because of these adept at shortly discovering the key spice in newly launched characters, it is beginning to seem like Rashid is an actual powerhouse.
Going to Twitter in the present day (or X? I do not know, however I am going to nonetheless name it Twitter) and looking for Rashid will present a seemingly countless collection of combo clips, blended montages, and aerial stunts. As speculated following the discharge of the official character demo video earlier this month, Rashid is proving to be a really scary character, able to shortly closing distances and breaking your protection.
“Good luck towards Rashid, my buddies, however this character will not be regular” writes person TheLolHounds, who posted their findings on-line locally. The consensus is that Rashid appears too wild to be cheap, frankly overshadowing different solid members like Lily and Zangief.
Let’s dive into among the stinks which have been found. For one factor, Rashid is ready to delay his overhead strike after his Wing Smash particular transfer. This permits gamers to hit you with a low crouching assault that should be blocked whereas crouching or a heavy aerial assault that should be crouched whereas standing. This comes out absurdly quick, so your greatest wager proper now could be to hit it out of the air boot, in any other case you will must guess excessive or low.
#SF6_Rashid He can delay the Wing Stroke overhead in order that the low bounce jab and the delayed heavy bounce possibility can hit on the identical body.
Rashid is fairly silly NGL. pic.twitter.com/PdVvMTm1OJ
— Diaphone (@Diaphone_) July 24, 2023
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Sonicfox can be character testing and determining some gross offensive methods. They’ve posted a video on-line the place Rashid is ready to confuse the course he hits you following a primary combo, driving you right into a nook in case you guess improper and get hit. Certain, there is a slight trace with the stroll animation, however within the warmth of a tense combat it is simple to overlook.
However maybe most disgusting is Rashid’s stage 2 glitch, which frankly seems unintentional and damaged on the time of writing. With a easy setup, Rashid can safely drive his opponent right into a nook because of his tremendous twister, breaking his whole drive gauge within the course of. He appears protected to do, which suggests your choices for countering him are… getting hit.
The response to this glitch has been a mix of laughter, clamor and pleasure from the net neighborhood. Avenue Fighter 6 Weekly Match based mostly in London, The Battle Lab, has banned the method solelywhereas legendary gamers like Justin Wong is having a blast and jokingly factors to Evo’s determination to legalize the characterthough Rashid has all these seemingly insurmountable strengths.
Weirdly, I spoke to Evo basic supervisor Rick Thiher in regards to the occasion final week and requested for his ideas on whether or not Rashid was authorized. Below the Capcom Professional Tour guidelines, Rashid is throughout the guidelines, however is it higher for the aggressive scene? Notice that this reply was given earlier than Rashid was launched.
“I feel it impacts the match in some ways. It’ll create a hyperbolic time chamber for each Rashid gamers and folks involved in defeating Rashid within the weeks main as much as the present. Often these previous couple of days could be spent training builds and combos. It is going to be crucial now that the participant base engages with that character. Capcom has wonderful advertising momentum for the character on this regard.”
Thiher continues, “I typically choose longer home windows between releasing characters or patches and competing. This hasn’t been the norm for Capcom Professional Tour for a few years now. They have not launched something this near an occasion in fairly a while, so there’s numerous new gamers who have not encountered this rule in addition to legacy gamers who’ve forgotten this rule even existed.”
No matter Thiher’s and the world at massive’s opinion of the character, the foundations state that Rashid is authorized until Capcom says in any other case! The race is on to seek out out the complete extent of what Rashid can do and whether or not or not a last-minute change within the ruling will shield the well being and wallets of match individuals within the foreseeable future. For now, the winds are actually turbulent.