One of the most significant changes in Street Fighter 6 was the freedom to choose between three types of control types that directly impact how to execute moves like Blocking or Drive Rush. Players could choose between Modern, Classic, or Dynamic type and start playing the game with the setting that would suit them best. The dynamic control type is AI-assisted and therefore cannot be used in the online part of the game. This leaves us with Modern and Classic controls and the question of which one of these you should use in Street Fighter 6.
The Difference Between Modern and Classic Controls in Street Fighter 6
It is important to know the value of adding a Modern Control Layout for a game like Street Fighter 6. This option not only invites newer and younger players to the game but also helps people with a disability enjoy the game and makes it much more accessible.
While the freedom of having multiple control options is quite impressive, this will propose another dilemma of which should a player use in the game. Is it better to use the Modern, or is it best to stick with the Classic controls? Before we jump into that, it is essential to know that you should decide which of these suits your gameplay and abilities.
To explain briefly, the Modern controls simplify the combos and special attacks you can use in the game. On the other hand, the Classic controls follow the traditional 6-button layout, which is a little bit harder to perform combos and learn but has benefits.
Deciding what modes and games you want to play in Street Fighter 6 is important. Firstly, if you don’t have a prior experience with any Street Fighter games, it is best to start with the Modern controls to learn how the game works. Apart from that, if you are not going to play in ranked matches or don’t intend to play professionally and want to enjoy and have fun, Modern Controls is also the best option for you. The biggest downside of Modern Controls is that Special Attacks are diffused because they are executed efficiently.
On the other hand, if you want to play ranked matches or start playing this fighting game professionally, it is best to stick with the Classic layout for several reasons. First, you don’t get the debuff for special moves. Secondly, you have much more freedom in creating, executing, and canceling combos and moves than in Modern Controls. Therefore your opponent will have a more challenging time predicting your movements.
So, in the end, you must first decide how you want to play the game and choose the control layout accordingly. If you want a more serious and professional approach go with the Classic layout; otherwise, the Modern Controls are suitable for casual gaming.
Street Fighter 6 is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.