Developer Mediatonic have announced they will add four costumes to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, after their Battle of the Brands raised $1 million USD for charity.
The Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Twitter account had begun a “Battle of the Brands” on August 17th. The “brand” who was willing to donate the highest amount to Special Effect (a UK charity helping those with physical disabilities play video games) by August 31st 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. Now the winner has been announced, or rather winners.
While originally intended to be for one brand, previous highest-bid holder and streamer Ninja proposed teaming up with several others for a larger bid. This resulted in a last minute $1 million USD donation [1, 2] from Ninja, YouTuber Mr. Beast, Esports organization G2Esports, and the developers of FPS training game Aim Lab.
“Raising $1 million for @SpecialEffect will have such an INCREDIBLE impact,” the Fall Guys Twitter account stated. “We’ll now sort out the donations while our artists start to collab with the winners on their skins! YES! We will include 4 costumes as a special thank you to the amazing people that made this possible.”
In earlier news, Devolver Digital announced Season 2 of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout during Gamescom Opening Night Live.
You can find the 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.