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‘Fall Guys’ Going Free-to-Play

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The game will also be coming to Switch and Xbox next month.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout released to modest success in 2020, with its cute and colorful world of jelly bean men bouncing around in padded obstacle courses providing a nice, wholesome flavor of entertainment that a lot of us needed around then. Since then, though, the game has quietly moved to the background of the online gaming scene, with only around 7,000 concurrent players on PC. That could change in the near future, though, because Fall Guys is about to become a bit more accessible.

Developer Mediatonic announced yesterday that come June 21, Fall Guys is officially going free-to-play. The game will retain its current live service model, but the initial purchase price will be removed entirely, so anyone will be able to download the game and play for free. Those who bought the paid version of the game will receive a Legacy Pack full of free skins, titles, and a free pass for the game’s next season. Additionally, the game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch, Xbox consoles, and the PlayStation 5 on that same day.

There is, unfortunately, a downside to this. As Mediatonic has been acquired by Epic Games, the PC version of Fall Guys will only be available on the Epic Games Store. While Steam users that already bought the game will still be able to play on Steam, any new users will need to go to the Epic Games Store to get started.

On the bright side, Mediatonic is promising a slew of new updates to keep the game fresh, including a new map editor feature allowing players to create their own obstacle courses. Despite the loss of Steam as a platform, the overall greater platform diversity could be just the shot in the arm that Fall Guys needs.