Shortly after its initial release, Fall Guys saw a dip in player population after launch as is natural with most online games. However, since the game was re-released as a free-to-play title in late June, it has seen a massive resurgence, and the numbers only keep growing.
According to a Tweet from Fall Guys, after its rerelease, the game reached 50 million players in the span of two weeks. That’s an impressive increase from its first week as a free-to-play title, which saw 20 million players in 48 hours.
We’re in absolute disbelief…
50 million players in 2 weeks!!!
THANKS EVERYONE! 🌍️ pic.twitter.com/YU7aNzUBOT
— Fall Guys… FREE FOR ALL! 👑 (@FallGuysGame) July 6, 2022
The increase in players is largely due to Fall Guys’ new model — the game switched to a fully free-to-play battle pass model on June 21, nearly two years after its initial release.
While players still have the option to pay for a Season Pass and other colorful cosmetics, the base game is now free for the first time (though it’s no longer on Steam and has since moved to the Epic Games Launcher), allowing plenty of new players to fall into the world of Fall Guys for the first time.
Fall Guys Season 1: Free For All Update
The battle royale ragdoll platformer quickly became a fan favorite after its release in 2020. In our 8/10 review, IGN said “A collection of exciting minigames and a smattering of every color under the rainbow makes Fall Guys a consistent delight, even if it can also be a frustrating one at times.”
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.