It’s a good thing the Fall Guys have got so much soft squidgyness to them, because they fell over a lot yesterday. I am, of course, talking about the game’s servers being overwhelmed by the game’s surge in popularity on day one, and now Mediatonic have revealed just how popular their Takeshi’s Castle ’em up was in the first 24 hours.
When we say Fall Guys is experiencing a lot of traffic…
We had over 1.5 million new players in the first 24 hours!
We're working on our first patch for the game, listening to ALL of your feedback and ideas, and are super grateful to everyone who's supported so far! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OpD714xu26
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) August 5, 2020
That’s right, over 1.5 million players ran headlong into walls of doors, spinny hammer and swinging balls, and it’s this sheer demand that overwhelmed the company’s servers. That was obviously helped by the game being dropped in the laps of PlayStation Plus subscribers as one of August’s free games, but it was always going to be a streaming darling, and shot to the top of Twitch as well.
The servers got so bad that the social media team got all in a flutter and set up an owl-based Twitter account for the game’s servers!
HOOT! Fall Guys Server Owl will post about the statuses of the server but WILL NEVER respond to any @'s or direct messages…
I'm just an OWL…
I see what's happening with the servers…
And then I HOOT!
If you need support, open a ticket at https://t.co/ySGzDbiSyL
— Fall Guys Server Owl (@FallGuysOwl) August 3, 2020
We were playing the game last weekend in the last technical beta test before release and had an absolute ball. Read our Fall Guys preview here, where Jim said:
Tied up in such a cheeky, vibrant package, Fall Guys has the makings of a true multiplayer marvel and one that touts slapstick silliness over a constant barrage of blood and bullets. We’ll be throwing ourselves into this mad little game on launch day and we’ll surely be grinning from ear to ear as we do.
Last night saw the game’s trophy list revealed, with no small amount of puns and trolling of those trying to earn the sacred platinum. Those aiming to unlock the Fall Guys platinum trophy will undoubtedly struggle when it comes to completing the conditions for “Infallible” – a gold trophy which requires you to come first five times in a row. A trophy the dev team can’t see anyone unlocking unless you truly are a Fall Guys deity.
Devolver Digital and Mediatonic have revealed their content roadmap for the game (when it comes back online).
You're probably all wondering…
What's next for Fall Guys?
Well, we're going to be releasing new levels, new costumes, and new features
I would like to quote a greater being than myself:
"You fool, this isn't even my final form"
– Frieza, Dragonball Z pic.twitter.com/ymiVuzudlC
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) August 4, 2020
So, it looks like we’re due to see new rounds added to Fall Guys, as well as unlockable costumes (well a cactus costume, at least) and “new features” the developers aren’t ready to announce just yet.