Street Fighter 6 DLC guide: New characters and when they are being added

Rishov Mukherjee
A screenshot of Akuma from Street Fighter 6

Ready to level up your Street Fighter 6 experience with some new characters? Get stoked for our Street Fighter 6 DLC guide that’s loaded with info on the latest characters joining the game.

Pumped for even more exquisite Street Fighter action? We already think that the game is stellar, and our DLC guide is designed to give you a taste of the future action in store. As we anticipate new, legendary fighters entering the scene, get ready to refine your strategies and move sets in Street Fighter 6.

Timing is everything in Street Fighter, and knowing when new characters are being added is a vital part of the game. Be it nostalgic characters returning or brand new faces, you won’t want to miss out on these additions.

With our guide, you’ll never miss a beat. We’re here to make sure you’re ready when these new characters land.


Street Fighter 6 DLC characters

The Street Fighter 6 Year 1 DLC will include 4 characters in total. The characters are Rashid, AKI, Ed, and Akuma.

Street Fighter 6 DLC characters release dates

CAPCOM has released official information on the release date of Akuma in Street Fighter 6. Rashid and AKI, and Ed are already available with Akuma being the final DLC character remaining from Year 1.

The release date/window of all the DLC characters is provided below.

  • Rashid: July 24, 2023
  • AKI: September 27, 2023
  • Ed: February 27, 2024
  • Akuma: May 22, 2024

How to access the Street Fighter 6 DLC

The DLC is not free, sadly, and you will need to purchase either the Deluxe Edition or the Ultimate Edition to obtain these characters. There are various Editions of the game, with the Standard Edition only offering the base game, and the Collector’s Edition offering you the world.

Unfortunately, this is all we know about the DLC as of now. However, we will continue to provide updates as CAPCOM reveals its plans regarding these DLC characters in the future.

In the meantime, if you enjoyed our article, please look into some of our Street Fighter 6 guides below

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About The Author

Rishov is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics from St Xavier's College in Kolkata, India, and has previously worked at Sportskeeda. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Street Fighter, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, the games he specializes in as well. If you want to get in touch, contact Rishov at