Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout servers are struggling to keep up with traffic. The wacky party multiplayer game launched on Windows PC and PlayStation 4 via Steam on Aug. 4. The servers are now overloaded with players.
Currently, more than 120,000 players are connected to the game that launched Tuesday morning, according to the developer. The issue caused servers to go offline and later came back online around 11:42 a.m. EDT. To control the situation, Mediatonic had to disable account creation for PlayStation 4 users. At 12:40 p.m. EDT, the Fall Guys Twitter account posted that the team is “still hard at work on improving things,” with servers slowly coming back online.
Some players are still experiencing errors on login and in finding games as well as with receiving rewards after completing a match. According to the error message, players should receive the ‘missing rewards’ at the next login. Also Read– ‘Mulan’ to debut on Disney+
A Fall Guys representative said the ETA for server stability is “ASAP.”
Fall Guys’ launch on PlayStation Plus means it’s easily accessible to many players. The game is incredibly fun — and easy to get into — which bodes well for the game’s success. Fall Guys is currently the top-streamed game on Twitch, with more than 350,000 viewers. So if you can’t play, you can still watch it.
Update (4:47 p.m. EDT): Mediatonic is turning off its Fall Guys matchmaking to optimize its servers as “the number of players is still rocketing upwards.” The developer will post an update “in 2 hours” — just before 7 p.m. EDT.
New Releases for Fall Guys
While you’re waiting for the Game servers to come back online, the developers have already taken to their official Twitter account to tease what’s next for the game. That includes new levels to flop all over, new costumes to flop within, and secret new features which will perhaps enhance the game’s overall level of floppiness (if that’s even possible).
We also got to take a look behind the scenes of the game’s development, including its origins in cheesy, cheerful game shows, in a new interview with Fall Guys lead designer Joe Walsh.
“No game has ever made you feel like you’re participating in those game shows,” Walsh said. “That was really the genesis of Fall Guys, and then quite quickly, we realised that the format of taking all these people and whittling them down, round through round, is actually very similar to like a battle royale. So it coalesced into this Mario Party-esque Gang Beasts plus Battle Royale mishmash.”