Street Fighter 6 beta - Character Tier List

It’s time for the fighting game fanatics to rise again! Street Fighter franchise is making its return with its long-awaited new installment to the series: Street Fighter 6. Many Street Fighter enthusiasts were lucky enough to get their hands on the game’s beta version where they got a taste of what Capcom has in store for us this time around. Now, let’s specifically talk about the characters in-game. We already know the roster of playable characters SF6 has to offer. Yes, I hear you from afar. You hungry gamers need a good Street Fighter 6 character Tier List that will help you make informed decisions when you try to whoop your friend’s ass once the game is released.

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Street Fighter 6’s Ultimate Character Tier List!

Keep in mind that the game is not released yet. This means that do not completely rely upon this list. The Tier Lists in this article are the ones made/suggested by SF6 pros or other beta testers who got the chance to play the game before its release. With that being said, don’t blame me if your friends still beat you at the game  Skill issue, maybe?

Alright, jokes aside. Indeed, we are already familiar with the roster of 18 playable characters SF6 will be bringing to us. The Tier List, based on a little-known knowledge of the character skillsets below, contains the opinion of many Street Fighter beta players who compiled their own Tier Lists into one.

Also, if you’re just a newbie ready to jump into the world of Street Fighter 6, fear not! This Tier List is also for you.

Street Fighter 6 beta - Character Tier List

S-Tier (Left → Right) 

  • Manon
  • Dee Jay
  • Kimberly
  • Cammy

With what’s been revealed so far, players have speculated that the four characters mentioned above are the greatest picks for anyone starting with SF6 once released. Their character designs are beautiful, too (Cammy’s my favorite for obvious reasons). These four stand out from the rest in terms of their kit. However, before its official release, there may be minor changes that will affect it majorly. But, if you’re confused and looking for a main, these four are your go-to.

A-Tier (Left → Right) 

  • Marisa
  • Ryu
  • Jamie
  • JP
  • Juri
  • Ken

According to many SF6 pros, these characters belong to the A-tier. Their movesets have a big potential when in the right hands that can be pushed pretty far to defeat even the S-tier characters easily. Who knows what Capcom changes before the release of the game?

B-Tier (Left → Right) 

  • Zangief
  • Luke
  • Guile

Despite being placed at the B-tier, these are pretty strong characters. They are easy to master. With the game not even released yet and players making tier lists based on their experience in the beta version, B-tier isn’t a bad place to be. I do believe they will climb up the list once the game is released and players discover their true potential.

C-Tier (Left → Right) 

  • Lily
  • Blanka

Many concluded that, at first glance, these characters did not appear as impressive as the others. Some argued that they would definitely undergo significant transformations and improvements before SF6’s official release.

D-Tier (Left → Right) 

  • E.Honda
  • Dhalsim

Pick these two only if you’re up for a challenge. With much greater difficulty in mastering these characters and not as impressive skill sets, they get placed at the D-tier by the fighting game community.


The conclusion to this SF6 Tier List is very simple if you ask me. With the game not out yet, and players making Tier Lists based on mere speculations on what the characters will be like once the game is released, do not rely on any tier list. After all, at the end of the day, it’s the gamer that matters.

If you get defeated by a D-Tier character in SF6, you must suck. Try switching to Tekken, maybe? And hey, if you do not agree with this Tier List, do not rebuke me. It’s based on the numerous beta players of Street Fighters 6 who got their hands on the game before its official release.

This SF6 Tier List was perhaps the one with the most comprehensive information and the one that made the most sense too. It was easy to place some characters in certain tiers because of their gameplay in earlier Street Fighter games. To read more about these characters, click here.

Were you one of the lucky ones to get access to the open beta of Street Fighter 6? Who are your favorite Street Fighter 6 characters from the roster? Feel free to drop your own Tier List in the comments below! You can also drop any questions you have regarding Street Fighter 6. For more content, stay with us here at Spiel Times.  

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Dhimangiri Raychoudhury is a student with a passion for gaming and writing. He has played a wide range of single-player and multiplayer titles and is also fond of retro games. When he's not gaming, Dhiman loves listening to music and even beatboxes on occasion. He sees writing as a way to share his love of gaming with others, and hopes to entertain and inform readers with his articles.