Mediatonic Offers Free Costume and Kudos Currency as Apology for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Server Issues at Launch

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Developer Mediatonic have announced they will be giving out a free costume and in-game currency for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout players, as compensation for server issues at launch.

As previously reported, the game has been more popular than the developers expected, selling over 2 million copies in one week on Steam.

The game’s Steam store page added the notice “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.”

Thanking fans on Steam, Mediatonic explained they will be offering players an in-game reward as compensation for the inconvenience. “We’re still working out what this will be exactly, and the technical side of gifting it to you all, but we’ll have more details on that soon.” 

That reward has now been revealed. Anyone who logs into the game before midnight (timezone not explicitly stated) on August 13th will receive a Legendary Prickles cactus costume, and 5,000 Kudos.

The costume comes from the Make a Fall Guy costume contest, while Kudos are in-game currency won by playing the game to be spent on cosmetics. They can also be bought with real money.

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.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout launches August 4th Windows PC (via Steam), and PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our hands-on demo preview from E3 2019 here.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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