Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, which sees player scrambling across a series of very silly obstacle courses, has racked up 20 million players.
How has Fall Guys hit this milestone? It’s because, a week ago today, the game went free to play and made the jump to the PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Previously it was just available on PC and PlayStation 4, priced as a regular title.
In fact, it only took Fall Guys 48 hours to hit 20 million players (not concurrently), meaning an awful lot of players must have been champing at the bit to get their hands on it. Since launching in August of 2020, developer Mediatonic has been adding extra content in the form of “seasons”.
These seasons introduced new costumes for the characters, dubbed “beans”, new levels, new obstacles and more. As of right now, Mediatonic has reset the season clock, starting afresh with Season 1, a sports-themed season. And, if you put enough time into Fall Guys or, even better, be the last out of sixty players to survive the game’s battle royale style obstacle courses, you can unlock some of these costumes.
MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE STUMBLED
We reached an incredible 20 million players in the first 48 hours of Free For All! 🙌
…see you this weekend my beans! pic.twitter.com/uCUN8Kx5wt
— Fall Guys… FREE FOR ALL! 👑 (@FallGuysGame) June 25, 2022
So what’s the catch? You can spend real money on unlocking costumes, though given they don’t give you a gameplay advantage, Fall Guys isn’t pay to win. The catch for Mediatonic is that 20 million players doesn’t automatically equate to 20 million paying customers. The company has yet to reveal how many people have purchased content and how much they’ve spent and it’s possible they may never release that data.
On top of that, when a new game comes out there’s usually a spike in players; it remains to be seen whether the game can maintain a respectable, profitable player base. There were enough players to warrant making Fall Guys Monopoly so we’re eager to see what the future holds for Fall Guys and Mediatonic.