Ranking the Street Fighter V Characters From the Easiest to Beat to the Hardest

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Ranking the <i>Street Fighter V</i> Characters From the Easiest to Beat to the Hardest

With the release of Street Fighter V, a new roster has been established for players to argue over obsessively for the next few weeks. A clutch of new fighters change up the landscape, while a few old faces have received a new set of tools and utilities.

Without doubt there will be long, angry discussions of tier lists for months, if not years, to come (that’s part of what we love about fighting games, right?). Until the “definitive” list is nailed down, here’s a quick ranking of every combatant based on how much trouble they’ve given me in my time with Street Fighter V, from the easiest to beat to the hardest. There are also a few tips on their strengths and weaknesses so you won’t have to wallow in the online mire as long as I have.