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Street Fighter 5 beta servers down for maintenance following log-in issues

Can't get into the Street Fighter 5 beta? It's not just you.

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Street Fighter 5 is having a run of good luck today with the launch of its beta test: it immediately ran into problems.

How is that good luck? Well, it's a lot better to encounter issues now than when the game goes properly live. Your frustration now may result in a much smoother launch day experience.

Players began reporting problems shortly after the beta test opened its doors today, complaining of difficulties logging in. These problems turned out to be serious enough that Capcom took the test servers down entirely for a fix.

The publisher is being admirably communicative as it works to get the test running smoothly. We'll post updates below, with the most recent at the top.

Update 8: Servers down for "extended maintenance" with no ETA on restoration.

Capcom has said the servers will remain offline for "extended maintenance" until all issues have been fixed. No word just yet on when the servers will be brought back online. Full statement is below.

"We apologize for the ongoing issues that users have been experiencing with the SFV beta test. In order to allow us to fix the issues as quickly as possible, we are going to initiate a period of extended maintenance, during which time the beta will be unavailable to all users.

"We will let you know the date on which the closed beta test will re-open once all problems have been fixed. We sincerely apologize for having to bring this unfortunate news to you. Thank you for your patience. Please stay tuned for further updates."

Update 7: The down time was extended to 3am PT.

Update 6: The beta will be down for another hour. We know it's hard, but be patient.

Update 5: The beta will be extended to make up for lost time, Capcom has announced in a tweet, but did not say for how long.

Update 4: The Street Fighter 5 servers have been taken down for maintenance - scheduled, apparently. They'll be down until 1:00am PT; hopefully when they come back up we'll see some resolution on the authentication and matchmaking issues.

Update 3: Matchmaking fixes are inbound for those already signed into the beta but logging in is still proving difficult for everyone else.

Update 2: Some players are now able to access Training mode, but matchmaking is still out of action. Capcom is making changes every half hour to try and resolve the problems.

Update 1: Capcom has issued an update, but unfortunately has no ETA on a resolution for what it describes as "a lot of issues".

Original story: The test was out of action for just under an hour after the initial takedown.

Street Fighter 5 is coming to PC and PS4 in March 2016, with cross-play. It will offer free-to-earn DLC rather than paid expansions that render the core game out of date.

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