- "I've reached my boiling point!"
- —Ken, upon activating his V-Trigger
Ken channels flames through his entire body for a short period of time, which powers up his special attacks by increasing their number of hits and improving their trajectory, allowing him to perform even more damaging combos. His regular Hadoken changes into the Shakunetsu Hadoken, which causes a knockdown on hit and the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku gains flaming effects, giving it enhanced properties as noted previously.
When activated, the Heat Rush will cause Ken to run towards his foe swiftly. This can set up combos where an opponent might otherwise be too far to connect.