Fall Guys: The Next Big Battle Royale?

Published 08/13/2020, 8:43 AM EDT


If you have not heard about Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout yet, it is time you catch on. The new title by Mediatonic has taken gamers by surprise. Battle Royales have been the most anticipated games for the past few years now. However, Fall Guys gives BRs a different twist. The game is so addictive that it has streamers believe it might be the next best thing. A look at the numbers, stacked up by Fall Guys, does allude to the same.

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The incredible team @Mediatonic and the super chill @FallGuysGame community have put up some wild numbers in just one week!

Big thanks to all for all the great jellybean vibes. pic.twitter.com/6nW9vp6qeS

— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) August 10, 2020

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A very small team developed this game, inspired by game shows like Takeshi’s Castle and Total Wipeout. A cheerful game in itself, Fall Guys is officially the 3rd most popular game on Steam right now. It is right behind Dota 2 and CS: GO, which are free to play. In PS4, Falls Guys comes free with PS+.

Okay, this is actually R I D I C U L O U S

A week after launch and Fall Guys is STILL the number 1 and number 2 top-selling game on steam…

GLOBALLY

That's with the normal edition… and the collector's edition… counted separately!

🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/1EekTYoSj9

— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) August 11, 2020

Popularity has its cons as well. The game was thronging with hackers by the second day of release. Also, the game has been made by a very small team. It had a lot of issues and even had to be taken offline for some time, right on the day of its release.
DIVE DEEPER

“Fall Guys is the Most Frustrating Game I’ve ever Played” – Tfue

8 months ago

What are Popular Streamers saying about Fall Guys?

Falls Guys: Ultimate Knockout has provided everyone with a fresh start. Both Fortnite and Warzone have been having problems lately. Be it the gun glitch in Verdansk or hackers in FNCS, streamers are raging every now and then.
Fall Guys is cheerful and funny. There is no bloody death that you can experience. You just fall and get eliminated. Who knew the lockdown therapy for gamers would be jumping beans?

I’m #1 choke artist on the hexagon stage of fall guys

— SypherPK (@SypherPK) August 13, 2020

SypherPK even posted a video on his YouTube channel where he basically explains the game to his viewers. He does end up losing but makes it to the last round quite heroically. The last circle expert in Fortnite still couldn’t jump his bean high enough to grab the crown.
Twitch broadcaster Pedguin encountered a hacker, who was running at insane speeds in the final round;

First time seeing a hack in @FallGuysGame!

Only took one day!! 😓 pic.twitter.com/jpNIQ3o2EX

— Pedguin 🌈 (@Pedguin) August 5, 2020

Dr Disrespect fans are bringing on the crossover, hard and fast. The Two Time retweeted this design today;

We need some Violence Speed & Momentum in this game..@FallGuysGame x @drdisrespect

(designed by me) pic.twitter.com/6SVbSzhVWH

— PRKR (@xPRKRx) August 12, 2020

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Even Lazarbeam is grinding it out;

3 wins in 4 games I am the ninja of fall guys

— LAZARBEAM (@Lazarbeam) August 12, 2020

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout might just be on its way to becoming one of the best Battle Royale ever. Look out for its release on Xbox and other platforms.

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Avhinandan Chakraborty

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Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

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