If you were wondering why Fall Guys might have been a bit difficult to access this week after it hit new platforms and went free-to-play, this might explain it. Just 48 hours after the game went free-for-all on more platforms, the Battle Royal game re-release hit 20 million players.
That’s according to the Fall Guys Twitter account that revealed the good news on Saturday. “We hit an incredible 20 million players in the first 48 hours of Free For All,” Fall Guys shared on social media, thanking everyone for making the next chapter in the game’s history so successful from the start. .
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Fall Guys was so popular when it became free-to-play and landed on Xbox and Nintendo Switch last Tuesday, it was actually hard to get into a match. Obviously, Mediatonic worked around the clock to repair their servers and do their best to prepare them for the heavy load. As was the case when Fall Guys was first released, the studio just didn’t seem prepared for how popular it would become. Hence his surprise at reaching 20 million players so soon.
Fall Guys wasn’t free for everyone when it first released in 2020, but it was a freebie from PS Plus for the first month. By the end of that month, it had become the most downloaded game in PS Plus history, a record it presumably still holds. It’s unclear exactly how many people downloaded the game that summer, between PlayStation and PC. Suffice to say, 20 million will have been an unknown number for Fall Guys developers, and it will be interesting to see how much that number grows in the coming days and weeks.
The other big change to Fall Guys this week is its move from Steam to the Epic Games Store. While you can no longer download Fall Guys on the former, those who have it on Steam will continue to receive support. A Halo crossover is also coming to celebrate its arrival on Xbox.