Fall Guys will be free-to-play on Tuesday, June 21, as well as coming to the Epic Games Store. It will also make its debut on multiple console platforms, which matters because the game will have cross-play and cross-progression on all of them – so this should be the second wind for gamers.
The launch of F2P will come along with a fresh start to your seasons, new in-game currency (Show-Bucks), and what developer Mediatonic calls “major updates” to the progression system. The new ‘Season 1’ is aptly named Free For All and features a giant arena with new events and locations.
Existing players will receive a ‘Legacy Pack’ when the F2P change takes place, which contains various cosmetics and the first Season Pass for free. The Season Pass is available for purchase for new players with Show-Bucks, and the existing free progression path and in-game currency (Kudos) will remain.
Fall Guys was released in August 2020 and was a huge success. It always felt like it was one of those games that benefited from blocking in a big way: a bit light, of course, but silly, colorful multiplayer fun with a lighthearted atmosphere. your success led to the acquisition of developer Mediatonic by Epic Gamesand has since followed a Fortnite-lite model of regular brand crossovers alongside new modes and seasons – and clearly it’s just getting started.
After acquiring Rocket League developer Psyonix in 2019, Epic also moved that game to a free-to-play model, so this sort of thing is perhaps becoming the norm.