The colorful mini-game battle royale Fall Guys recently went free-to-play. This causes server problems, also because the Steam community is back on board.
Fall Guys was a huge hit when it launched in Summer 2020, not least because it came “for free” as part of PS Plus for the PS4. The brightly colored Battle Royale is now available for other platforms, including the PC.
As of this week, Fall Guys is free-to-play on all systems, and that’s attracting crowds of players like it did two years ago. The rush on Steam is particularly surprising, because the number of players has been going down here recently, and Fall Guys is no longer available on Valve’s launcher.
Fall Guys is also fighting its way back into the race on Steam
Those who have already purchased the game can continue to play and download Fall Guys on Steam, but no new players can be added. Epic Games bought the Tonic Games Group last year, which owns the Mediatonic development studio, and made Fall Guys an Epic Exclusive with the switch to free-to-play on the PC. However, that doesn’t stop players on Steam from having fun with the Battle Royale again (via Steam charts).
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Up to 60,000 users played Fall Guys on Steam at the same time yesterday – the highest value since October 2020 – after the numbers recently only rarely broke the 10,000 mark.
So the Steam players are probably also part of the problem, because the Fall Guys servers are currently unable to withstand the onslaught. Many users cannot log in or are kicked out of the game. However, the developers are working to fix the issues and stabilize Fall Guys. Fall Guys is available for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.