All Street Fighter 6 Characters – Old, New and Leaked Characters

Street Fighter 6 has launched with a wide roster of fighters. There are old classics and some new inclusions, it might not be the biggest in sheer numbers but there’s great variety in design and play style across the series. With SF having such a long history though, it can be tricky to keep track of all Street Fighter characters. Not everyone is going to be as iconic as Chun-Li and Ryu! The Street Fighter 6 characters are a smaller batch than the end of SF V, but there is loads of variety among the roster.

Since the Street Fighter 6 showcase, we’ve known the full starting roster! It’s gone beyond that now though, with DLC characters even starting to make their way into the game. On top of the full Street Fighter 6 characters list, we know the Street Fighter 6 DLC characters that are going to be added.

With the first year now over, we’ve got a bigger cast than at launch. Some of the new DLC additions are the most fun we’ve seen in Street Fighter 6.

Street Fighter 6 Characters

Source: Capcom

All Street Fighter 6 Characters – Base Roster

The base roster that’s coming to the game is including most of the more recognisable names. There are still some Street Fighter V characters missing but all the big hitters are here. These are all of the SF 6 characters that came with the game at the launch of the title.

  • Ryu
  • Luke
  • Jamie
  • Chun-Li
  • Guile
  • Kimberly
  • Juri
  • Ken
  • E. Honda
  • Dhalsim
  • Blanka
  • Manon
  • Marisa
  • Lily
  • JP
  • Dee Jay
  • Cammy
  • Zangief

Those are the initial Street Fighter 6 characters we’ve got. It’s better than the just two characters we managed in the pre-release Street Fighter 6 demo! The cast is a couple of characters bigger than the start rosters for previous games. It’s also much more diverse than previous games for play style. You’re getting a decent spread of every type of SF character.

All Street Fighter Characters

Source: Capcom


Street Fighter 6 DLC Characters

Alongside those characters, we’re getting multiple years of support with new Street Fighter 6 DLC characters! These aren’t the base roster, but since they’re coming with some of the different editions of the game most players will have at least a few of these. Along with the characters themselves, there’s also going to be other new content coming with DLC like stages.

These are all of the DLC characters that have already been released.

  • Akuma
  • Aki
  • Ed
  • Rashid
Street Fighter 6 characters

Source: Capcom

We’ve gradually seen more characters come to the game, after Street Fighter 6 Rashid launched in mid 2023. There’s going to be a second year set of DLC, likely with a similar number of characters for the game.

We don’t know much about what’s coming next though. We can expect a few new additions tot he roster in Year 2. Likely alongside some returning characters from the history of Street Fighter 6. There’s already plenty of different play styles. However, creative DLC like AKI hav seen even weirder designs for moves make it to the main roster.

Along with all the actual characters, the game has a crazy avatar creator. You can make a lot of weird characters in here. Even before release, players have tried to create some fun crossover characters to run around as. Since avatar characters can have custom movesets, it really opens things up in a lot of the game modes. These avatar creations won’t appear in a Street Fighter 6 tier list or esports, but they’re a fun addition to the game all the same.


New Characters

That’s everyone on the roster at the moment. The bulk are the SF characters that we’ve come to love from across all the different instalments of the franchise. What about the brand-new characters though? These are the fighters who are brand new in this title!

  • Jamie
  • JP
  • Kimberly
  • Lily
  • Manon
  • Marisa
  • A.K.I

Old SF Characters we’d like to see

Street Fighter 6 is going to have a decent roster, but we’re not getting everyone that was included in the prior game. If you want an idea of some of the fighters that could come with DLC, then these are the Street Fighter V characters that haven’t made a return yet. Some of these SF 6 cut characters have already been talked about devs, so we know they’re being thought about as a future addition.

These are some of the old Street Fighter characters that were missing if you want a complete look at everyone who has been included in this long-running franchise.

  • Abigail
  • Alex
  • Balrog
  • Birdie
  • Charlie Nash
  • Cody
  • Dan
  • Eleven
  • F.A.N.G
  • Falke
  • G
  • Gill
  • Ibuki
  • Kage
  • Karin
  • Kolin
  • Laura
  • Lucia
  • M. Bison
  • Menat
  • Necalli
  • Oro
  • Poison
  • Mika
  • Rose
  • Sagat
  • Sakura
  • Seth
  • Urien
  • Vega
  • Zeku

Any of these could be a decent pick for Street Fighter 6 characters. There are even more SF characters that have appeared across all the years of the series though. Capcom has pulled from all over the history of the series to find the most interesting picks for Street Fighter 6 characters. That’s along with quite a few slots to brand-new characters! We’ll have to keep an eye on fighting game news after the game releases to see what makes the cut in the rest of the DLC.

How to Pick a Street Fighter Main

That’s the whole roster! Street Fighter 6 is by far the biggest launch for the series though, so what if you’re brand new? How do you pick a main?

There are a few ways you can go. If you’re a new fighting game fan being pulled in by that crazy SF 6 esports prize pool, starting with a fairly simple character like Ryu in Street Fighter works. He has the iconic moves you’ll think of as being Street Fighter. He’s an up-close melee brawler, and he can throw out those recognisable Shoryukens!

There are more great beginner characters in Street Fighter 6, like Ken and Jamie. The game also has heavy tutorials to help you learn the basics of any character you want to go for. Getting good at Street Fighter involves learning all characters, so you always know what you’re up against. There’s no harm in switching mains if you discover you’ve developed to play better with a different style of character! If anything, more experience with different characters is going to improve your gameplay with your main too. You can also look at replays from events like the Capcom Cup to see how the best SF 6 players use your main.

Keep an eye out for more DLC even once you get started with a character. These can be some of the most OP. You might even see DLC characters dominating esports events. At least until they get properly balanced!

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