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Fall Guys - The Big Announcement

Fall Guys' Big Announcement featured information about future plans for the title, including a free-to-play version.
Fall Guys - The Big Announcement
Fall Guys excited its fans by announcing that a "big announcement" is coming, with many players wondering exactly what would be included.

The announcement, which aired on 16th May, gave some great information about the future of Fall Guys as a free-to-play game. Here's everything that we learned in the Fall Guys Big Announcement this week.

Fall Guys free on all platforms

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Fall Guys will soon be free-to-play on all platforms. (Picture: Mediatonic)

Fall Guys will be free-to-play on all platforms starting 21st June 2022.

Many fans predicted that Fall Guys would be switching to a free-to-play model, so this update came as no surprise.

"Free to play + Fortnite collab?" One Twitter user accurately predicted in response to Fall Guys' announcement teaser on Twitter.

"Whether you’re on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, the Epic Games Store or a mix of all of the above, you’ll be able to play Fall Guys for free —with cross-play, cross-platform parties and cross-progression fully supported with the use of your Epic Games Account," said Fall Guys' official announcement on their site.

Following this update, Fall Guys will no longer be available for new players to purchase on Steam, but legacy players will be able to continue playing on Steam.

PC players who want to join the fun in Fall Guys will need to grab the game for free from the Epic Games Store.

Fall Guys coming to Switch and Xbox

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The release of free-to-play Fall Guys will come with new costumes and a new season. (Image: Fall Guys)

Fall Guys will also be released on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and Epic Games stores following the announcement. Fall Guys will be available on these platforms starting 21 June.

The game has never been available on these platforms, so it's likely that a new influx of users will come with the game's release there.

Fall Guys new season

Starting June 21, Fall Guys will release a brand new Season 1.  

This Free for All season will feature new levels and costumes, including a brand new Season Pass that can be purchased with Show-Bucks. Show-Bucks are a brand new in-game currency, but Legacy players won't need them right off the bat; they'll get the Season 1 Pass for free.

As always, there will be a free-to-play progression path with limited rewards available to all players.

Fall Guys free bonuses

Fall Guys will be offering a number of bonuses both for existing players and those who are interested in joining the free-to-play version.

Fall Guys legacy pack

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The Legacy Pack will feature costumes and a Season Pass. (Image: Fall Guys)

Fall Guys will be offering a legacy pack to anyone who purchases the game prior to 21 June, including players who already own the game.

The following bonuses will be included in the legacy pack:

  • Nickname
  • Nameplate
  • Regal costume,
  • Veggie Dog costume
  • Feisty Dwarf costume
  • Season Pass for Season 1

Fall Guys pre-registration bonuses

Players who pre-register for Fall Guys' new free-to-play edition will be rewarded with rewards based on how many players pre-register for the game.

According to the official Fall Guys site:

  • At 500,000 pre-registration sign-ups, the “Keen Bean” Nameplate will be unlocked as a reward
  • At 1 million  pre-registration sign-ups, 3,500 Kudos will be unlocked as a reward
  • At 1.5 million pre-registration sign-ups, the “Burgers” Pattern will be unlocked as a reward
  • At 2 million pre-registration sign-ups, the “Muscleman” Emote will be unlocked as a reward
  • At 2.5 million pre-registration sign-ups, the “Melonhead” Costume will be unlocked as a reward

That's all that we learned from the Fall Guys Big Announcement this week, including that Fall Guys will be free-to-play in the near future.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Mediatonic.