Fall Guys is going fully free to play when it launches on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Epic Games Store on June 21.
Players who already own the game on PS4 and Steam will be awarded with a Legacy Pack that includes unique cosmetics plus Fall Guy’s first paid-for battle pass (branded as a Season Pass) that will be available alongside the current (and free) battle pass.
Developer Mediatonic is also essentially resetting Fall Guys’ seasons as June 21 also marks the beginning of “Season 1: Free For All”, likely because the game will be fully cross-play and cross-progression between platforms.
All Fall Guys players will therefore be able to compete against each other, and can log in and continue their progress, regardless of whether they’re playing on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, or PC.
A new currency called Show-Bucks can be used to purchase the Season Pass, but Mediatonic hasn’t said how much it will cost or how Show-Bucks will compare to the current Kudos currency which will remain in the game.
The new Season 1: Free For All update also promises the “most jam-packed and blunderful season yet” with new challenges, rewards, and more.
The Xbox and Switch versions of Fall Guys were delayed in April last year from an original release date of summer 2021, with Mediatonic saying at the time that “with so many new opportunities now in our hands” it couldn’t hit the original date.
The game launched in August 2020 as a free PlayStation Plus title but has been sold for $19.99 since then, with the exception of a free weekend here and there.
In our 8/10 review, IGN said: “A collection of exciting minigames and a burst of every colour under the rainbow makes Fall Guys a consistent delight.”
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Source: IGN Video Games All