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Fall Guys–Ultimate Knockout’s launch was so popular, the servers took a tumble

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Everyone’s at least a little clumsy, even if we don’t want to admit it. Sure, some folks are more prone to toppling over and and stubbing their toes than others and they might be ashamed of that. If you’re one of those people, then I say you should be proud! Own your inability to carry fragile objects or walk down a clear corridor without tripping over something that everyone else would have seen. It’s that kind of attitude and an embrace of clumsiness that inspired Fall Guys, a fantastically fun little multiplayer game which turned out to be so popular that the servers for the game just couldn’t handle all those players when it launched last night.

It’s difficult to describe Fall Guys without using excessive comparisons to other games. It’s like Gang Beasts, but a battle royale race where players have to navigate several dangerous obstacles that’ll fling them from the course. It’s silly, it’s quirky, the soundtrack is great and it was just barely working last night. Developer Mediatronic clearly underestimated the number of people that would login; according to their launch day tweet, over 120,000 players were getting into the mad scuffles and brawls of the game, which set the servers on fire. With issues such as frequent disconnects and missing rewards, Mediatronic has promised to bulk up the strength of their servers to accommodate the massive surge in popularity.

I haven’t had a chance to play Fall Guys but all the videos I’ve seen of it look amazing. Just like the dumb, silly fun the world really needs right now. Just maybe give it a week before checking it out properly. It’s better to rather not be plagued by all those issues, right?

Last Updated: August 5, 2020

7 Comments

  1. Original Heretic

    August 5, 2020 at 16:09

    I downloaded this for my son. I can hear him screaming at it (with delight) in the background right now!

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    • Brad Lang

      August 5, 2020 at 16:41

      This better win comment of the week, it’s so wholesome.

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        August 5, 2020 at 16:41

        My son loves playing on my PS, so when I manage to find a game suited for him, I grab it.
        When I saw this one as the free PS Plus game, I showed him the video. He’s been asking me every day about since last week Wednesday!
        And today I could finally give him the good news that, yes, it’s finally here.
        “Is it fully downloaded?” was the first thing he asked me, cause he already knows that some games only allow partial play without a full download.
        When I assured him that it was, he threw arms around me, kissed me on the cheek and said, “Thank you, daddy! I love you big time!”

        Since he got home from school, he’s barely even taken a food break!

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    • Mabenito

      August 6, 2020 at 10:54

      So familiar. My son (6) and daughter (3) were arguing until late last night about the game. They were angry, but it’s the first game ever they played together for the longest time.

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  2. LegionZA

    August 5, 2020 at 16:17

    This looks like fun, like Takeshi Castle type games.

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    • Original Heretic

      August 5, 2020 at 16:41

      They throw a random screen at you every time, so you never quite know what’s coming!
      In between work, I’ve been checking on my boy, and he’s having such a ball with it.
      Personally, I’ll stick to COD: Warzone. Plunder is awesome!

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  3. CrAiGiSh

    August 6, 2020 at 09:13

    Game is fun and chilled.
    Really enjoying it as a break from single players and BR’s.

    Also the support from the creators looks like a massive plus.

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