Fall Guys’ notable breakout success continues, with notable popularity on Steam and Twitch.
Mediatonics Hummel Battle Royale started this week and became an overnight feel-good hit of the summer with over 1.5 million players in the first 24 hours after publication.
On Steam, Fall Guys is currently more popular than big budget blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto 5 (which you need to play the ever popular GTA Online) and Rainbow Six Siege and Destiny 2 with over 121,000 players at the same time as this article was published. No doubt that number will rise when the United States wakes up all weekend.
Fall Guys is also the second most popular game on Twitch with more viewers than Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone and CS: GO. At the time of publication, it was second only to League of Legends in terms of audience numbers.
Fall Guys is struggling to cope with its popularity and tweeted last night to apologize for server issues.
We appreciate your patience, and we can’t thank you enough for helping us with these startup issues.
Once everything is back online, we will work on additional rewards for all of you to show our appreciation. ?
We’ll post news here as soon as it’s available!
– Fall guys? (@FallGuysGame) August 8, 2020
“We underestimated the number of gummy bears in the jar,” says Fall Guys’ Steam page. “We’re working hard to increase the server capacity. Be aware, however, that matchmaking may go up and down during the startup window.”
Fall Guys’ surprising success has led to many fun gameplay clips going viral on social media. Videos of unlucky players are also very popular.
This game doesn’t like me from r / FallGuysGame
Fall Guys publisher Devolver has managed to secure a launch on PlayStation 4 as a free PlayStation Plus title, ensuring a large number of players by default. Fall Guys costs £ 15.99 on Steam – but it seems to be as popular on Valve’s platform as it is on Sony’s. The game’s super accessible, easy-to-play, yet difficult-to-master gameplay, as well as its virality, fueled its popularity. “This is a simple idea, but one that is done quite well,” wrote Chris Donlan in his assessment of Fall Guys. “It’s wonderfully sticky. It could be a goalkeeper.”
What’s next for Fall Guys? I imagine there is an insane rush to do merch. How about some Fall Guys toys in Asda?