Battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is going free-to-play and coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and the Epic Games Store on June 21, developer Mediatonic announced Monday. The game originally launched on PlayStation and PC in August 2020 and was slated to release on Switch and Xbox last summer. A dedicated PlayStation 5 version of the game will also launch on June 21, bringing faster loading times and other performance improvements.
“Whether you’re on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, 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-play progression fully supported with the use of your Epic Games account,” the announcement reads.
PlayStation and Steam players who already own a copy of Fall Guys will continue to receive all regular updates, including new seasons, fixes, and features. Mediatonic notes that new players will no longer be able to download Fall Guys on Steam. People new to Fall Guys and want to play on PC will need to visit the Epic Games Store.
Existing players who have purchased Fall Guys will receive a “Legacy Pack” which will come with a nickname, nameplate, three costumes, and access to a new premium season pass.
Fall Guys is getting a new season on June 21 which will bring new levels, costumes, gameplay, and more. Mediatonic will also be launching a new premium season pass which can be purchased with Show-Bucks, a new in-game currency. The season pass includes 100 tiers and additional costumes. Users who do not want a Season Pass will continue to have access to a free progression path with unlockables.
It makes sense for Fall Guys to launch on the Epic Games Store, as Epic purchased Mediatonic’s parent company, Tonic Games Group, last year. It should be noted that Epic made Rocket League free-to-play after acquiring developer Psyonix.
Fall Guys became an instant hit in 2020, but the hype surrounding the game has since waned. The shift to free-to-play and launching on additional platforms should give Fall Guys a new audience.