Street Fighter 6 Players Discover 2 Secret Super Moves for Akuma

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  • Street Fighter 6 players quickly found two secret Akuma supers, boosting the character’s intimidating presence and player count.
  • Despite being cool nods to Akuma’s past, the secret moves may not be viable in tournaments due to long taunt animations.
  • With attention turning to future DLC characters, players await unexpected additions in Year 2 from Street Fighter 6.

Street Fighter 6 players have discovered two secret Akuma supers less than a day after the character’s release. Akuma is the latest addition to the Street Fighter 6 roster, which has received its biggest update to date.

With the release of the Season 2 patch, Capcom rebalanced all Street Fighter 6 characters. The Street Fighter 6 update made adjustments to mechanics such as Drive Parry and wakeup Drive Reversal, along with changes to reduce the number of missed or accidental special moves. But one of the most eagerly awaited parts of the patch was the arrival of Akuma in Street Fighter 6, bringing an iteration of the iconic character with an even more intimidating presence. As a result, Akuma’s debut made Street Fighter 6 experience a new spike in its player count. And Street Fighter 6 players wasted no time discovering two special tools in Akuma’s arsenal.

Street Fighter 6 players have discovered that Akuma has two super secret moves. Despite not being listed in the fighter’s move list, players quickly found out about the attacks, as reported by Twitter user DelilahFGC. It all starts by performing Akuma’s secret taunt by holding down the six buttons and then smashing them. The demon will start eating a rice ball, and when he’s finished, he can perform the ground slam Kongou Kokuretsuzan from Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. The second super secret is Misogi, first seen in Shin Akuma in Capcom vs. SNK 2. So, while Street Fighter 6 fighters have three super moves, Akuma has seven abilities.

Akuma’s Secret Specials in Street Fighter 6 Are Cool, But Not Competitively Viable

While Akuma’s super secrets made clever nods to the demon’s passages in other games, the possibility of using them in Street Fighter 6 tournaments is questionable. Akuma’s secret taunt animation lasts 30 seconds, leaving the fighter with his back turned to his opponent. Despite their inviability in tournaments, now that the super secrets have been discovered, the community is curious to see if any players will attempt the feat with Street Fighter 6 at EVO 2024.

With the start of Season 2, players’ attention also turn to Street Fighter 6‘s next DLC characters. Before Akuma, Street Fighter 6 added Rashid and Ed, along with newcomer A.K.I, who became playable after her first appearance in a Street Fighter 5 side story. For Year 2, Street Fighter 6 director Takayuki Nakayama teases the addition of “some unexpected characters,” leaving players curious to know what Capcom has in store.