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Best Gear for Fighting Games - Gear up, Game On

It's time for Round 1, FIGHT! At SteelSeries, fighting games are dear to our hearts. Let's see how you can get equipped to get an edge on your competition.

We're kicking off the third week of Game On with a genre that most gamers at least dabbled in at least once: fighting games. There's nothing like putting yourself to the test with your favorite character, whether just against your friend, or the world.

Remember, each week throughout the summer, as we celebrate various game genres, we have millions of free codes to giveaway through our SteelSeries Game On page, in addition to our fighting game Gleam giveaways, so make sure to stay tuned to our channels.

It's one thing to button mash and talk trash, and another to back it up. So let's gear up with these recommendations from SteelSeries and KontrolFreek to make the most out of your favorite fighting game. Make sure to stay tuned throughout the week for more fighting game content!

For the Best Sound you Can Have - Arctis Nova Pro

Arctis Nova Pro Gaming Headset

When playing fighting games, you want to hear those crispy Counter Hits and Critical Arts land in the most satisfying way. There's no better gaming headset out there than our Arctis Nova Pro, which offers you Almighty Audio -- a broken combo of powerful hardware and the Sonar audio software. It comes with a GameDAC Gen 2 which raises the resolution of your sound to a much more detailed, richer levels -- Hi-Res Audio Certified.

Many fighting game players, including myself, often switch between PC and console for certain games. Another great feature of the Arctis Nova Pro is the Multi-System Connect feature. You can hook up both your PC and your console of choice, and then switch between them with a press of a button -- no need to swap cables.

You'll also stay comfortable while grinding out combos in long Training Mode sessions, as the ComfortMAX system offers you multiple ways to adjust the headset for the perfect fit.

Stay in Control with Omni and CQC Performance Thumbsticks

Omni Grips KontrolFreek

Get a better grip on your games with Omni from KontrolFreek. These attach on top of your thumbsticks, adding minimal height, but greatly enhancing the surface area for your thumb, which enhances your control. Whether you game on PC, PlayStation, or the Switch, these are an awesome get for Super Smash Bros., Brawlhalla, and MultiVersus players.

As an alternative, go for the CQC KontrolFreek Thumbsticks. This is a mid-rise performance thumbsticks, elevating the fingers more. It's perfect for younger gamers or those with smaller hands.

Get a Better Grip

KontrolFreek Performance Grips

I know my palms get sweaty after long fighting game sessions, which can leave build up on the controller. KontrolFreek also offers Performance Grips in a variety of colors for every kind of gamepad. These feature a polymer outer layer that's moisture-wicking and airflow optimizing, leaving your hands much more comfortable during demanding battles. It's easy to apply and reposition them too, if needed.

Ready to get your Game On in fighting games? Make sure to stay tuned to the SteelSeries Twitch for special streams this week and visit our Game On page for free, exclusive downloadable codes!

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