As Fall Guys went through extended downtime and server maintenance at the end of last week, Mediatonic said that they would be rewarding all the game’s players for their patience waiting for the game to come back online.
Now they’ve revealed the compensation that they’ve come up with: a Legendary Prickles costume and 5,000 Kudos to spend in the in-game cosmetics store. Not so cuddly now, are we?
Any player that has ever opened the game before midnight tonight, will be gifted this compensation automatically!
The costume is a variant of one that was designed by a Make A Fall Guys winner! pic.twitter.com/XNciJOyokK
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) August 13, 2020
To be eligible, you just need to have launched the game before midnight tonight, with this being gifted to all players automatically.
That’s not the only wonky moment that the game has had since release, with the first Fall Guys update having been planned for release yesterday and instead arriving today. The update patches a number of bugs and rebalances some game modes and the map rotation, as well as adding Jump Showdown as the first new map after release.
Thankfully, the game has overcome the serious server troubles that they encountered as the game launched. Last Wednesday, Mediatonic revealed that the first 24 hours had seen 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, but it was always going to be a streaming darling, and shot to the top of Twitch as well.
Fall Guys has been an absolute sensation for the team at developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital, with the companies revealing that they’ve sold over 2 million copies on Steam in the game’s first week. That’s before you take into account however many people have been playing via PlayStation 4, where it’s free on PlayStation Plus in August. However, that has also led to some major server issues around launch, with an entire day being effectively wiped out on Friday, as they shored up the servers and added capacity ahead of the weekend. Thankfully things have been fairly steady since then.
We posted our Fall Guys review last week, saying:
Full of cute and cuddly jelly beans bumbling into each other in a race for the crown, Fall Guys is just about the most wholesome battle royale imaginable, and a whole lot of fun.
Fall Guys is out now for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.