UPDATE: It seems things are back to normal again!
Original story below..
Uh oh, Fall Guys is having server issues again, the game was offline earlier this morning and was meant to be back online around an hour ago, but the problem they thought they had fixed seems to be still present.
HOOT! Really sorry, we are still seeing issues. We're working hard to fix this, thank you for hanging in there #PatientBeef
— Fall Guys Server Owl (@FallGuysOwl) September 4, 2020
We will keep an eye on things and let you know when the all clear has been sounded. Perhaps the server issues are being caused by the new Big Bad in Fall Guys, a randomly appearing hammer called Big Yeetus.
Mediatonic want to spice up the action of Fall Guys with a little bit of added randomness. Now that we’re a month after the game’s initial release (well, we will be on Friday), people should be quite intimately familiar with the various race levels, the intricacies of See-Saw, how to jump through hoops and grab tails. Adding Big Yeetus, a giant swingy hammer somewhere random could add just a little extra something.
Earlier this week, Mediatonic wrapped up a campaign to raise money for Special Effect with an auction to create a branded in-game outfit for Fall Guys. In the end this saw a combined donation of $1 million by G2 Esports, Aim Lab, and streamers Mr Beast and Ninja. Special Effect works to enable those with physical disabilities to play a wider variety of games through custom game controllers and tools like EyeMine that allows for playing with eye-control. They also work with developers to build more accessible games in the first place.
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 was free on PlayStation Plus in August. That led to some major server issues around launch, as they shored up the servers and added capacity ahead of the weekend. Thankfully things have been fairly steady since then and the team are now focussed on creating content for the medieval-themed Season 2 and beyond.
Fall Guys is out now for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.