Devolver Digital have announced that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has sold over 7 million units on Steam, and has become the most downloaded PS Plus game.
Developer Mediatonic’s game was made free on PS Plus through August at launch. The offer continues until August 31st on PlayStation 4, as part of the PS Plus online subscription. PlayStation UK also confirmed the all-time breaking record was on a global basis.
After just one week, the game sold 2 million copies on Steam. The unexpected surge in popularity caused server issues. As it still notes on the game’s Steam store page, “we underestimated the number of jellybeans in the jar. We’re working hard to increase server capacity but please be aware that matchmaking may be up and down during the launch window.”
For compensation due to the issues, a free costume and in-game currency were given out to players.
In earlier news, the Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout had begun a “Battle of the Brands.” The brand who was willing to donate the highest amount to Special Effect (a UK charity helping those with physical disabilities play video games) would have their costume added to the game.
This was likely capitalizing on the high amount of fan and brand-made Fall Guy costume designs, while also supporting a charitable cause. At this time of writing, the highest bid is YouTuber FGteev with $422,222.22 USD. The final day will be August 31st.
You can read a rundown of the game via Steam below. Editor’s Note: Heading titles from the images within the store page description have been omitted, as they are repeated in the text under them.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout flings hordes of contestants together online in a mad dash through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains! Battle bizarre obstacles, shove through unruly competitors, and overcome the unbending laws of physics as you stumble towards greatness. Leave your dignity at the door and prepare for hilarious failure in your quest to claim the crown!
Massive Online Pandemonium: Dive into a series of ridiculous challenges and wild obstacle courses with masses of other competitors online, all with the hopes of making the cut and advancing to the next round of mayhem.
Competitive & Cooperative: Shift between competitive free-for-alls and cooperative challenges where the losing team all get eliminated!
Comically Physical: Watch in delight as your fellow competitors bend, bounce, and bash their way to hilarious, physics-based failure!
Delightfully Customizable: Fail in style with everything from fashionable pineapple couture to the latest in bunny hats available to customize your look in Fall Guys.