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Fall Guys hit 20 million players within 48 hours of its free launch on June 21, a major achievement for game developer Mediatonic. The platform battle royale game is also coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series on the same day, helping it gain wider sponsorship. Fall Guys’ official Twitter page announced that it had reached the milestone, writing: “Thanks a lot to everyone who stumbled, we hit an incredible 20 million players in the first 48 hours of Free For All!??? ?.. see my beans this weekend!

Mediatonic retweeted the official handle’s tweet and thanked Fall Guys users for their support, writing, “Awesome! It happened!”.

Fall Guys’ free-to-play and multi-platform relaunch last week caused several server issues so players couldn’t find matches. Similar issues arose when the game first launched on PlayStation 4 and Steam in 2020. Epic Games Mediatonic last year, and Fall Guys has since been integrated into Epic’s ecosystem. Therefore, players need to log in with an Epic Games account to play the game. Fall Guys has also been removed from the Steam storefront and is now only available through the Epic Games Store.

Formerly known as Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, the game features up to 60 players controlling jellybean-like creatures and fighting each other in randomly selected mini-games to survive. Some players are eliminated after each round, and the proverbial last survivor leaves as the winner.

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According to review aggregator Metacritic, Fall Guys received “generally positive” reviews when it first released on PC and PS4, praising the gameplay. It proved to be a commercial success, amassing an active player base of 1.5 million within 24 hours of its release. In August 2020, Fall Guys released the most downloaded monthly PS Plus game ever.

The hit battle royale Fall Guys is now free to play on PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.

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