How does the Drive System work in Street Fighter 6?

A whole new way to bring the hurt.

Street Fighter 6 is introducing a new mechanic with this installment. The Drive System is powered by the Drive Gauge. The gauge will fill up automatically over the course of a match and allows players to execute strategic moves. But be warned: if the Drive Gauge is depleted, it will leave your character vulnerable. Clearly, Street Fighter 6 isn't afraid of trying new things, but just how does the Drive system work?

Street Fighter 6 Drive System Details

Drive Impact

  • Drive Gauge Cost x1

A powerful strike that can absorb an opponent's incoming attack. Perform this on an opponent backed into the corner to induce a wall splat, even if they block the attack.

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Drive Parry

  • Drive Gauge Cost Consumption

Automatically repel an opponent's attack and replenish Drive when performed successfully. Perform a Perfect Parry by parrying just before an opponent's attack hits you.


  • Drive Gauge Cost x2

Press two of the same button type instead of one when performing a special move to turn it into an Overdrive Art. These are the same attacks as EX Special Moves in past games.

Drive Rush

  • Drive Gauge Cost x1 or x3

Perform a quick rush forward from a Drive Parry or a cancelable normal attack. Drive Rush from a parry costs one Drive Stock, while Drive Rush from a normal attack costs three Drive Stocks.

Drive Reversal

  • Drive Gauge Cost x2

Perform a counterattack while blocking an opponent's attack. The damage is low but can help you out of tight situations when you're being pressured.

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