The popular platformer battle royale Fall Guys recently went free-to-play across all major platforms and PC (shifting from Steam to Epic Games Store). However, this brought with it some unexpected online problems which developer Mediatonic quickly addressed, specifically for players struggling with matchmaking.
In two recent updates via the official Fall Guys Twitter account, Mediatonic stated that many players were having matchmaking issues following the game going free-to-play. “We are aware that some players are unable to matchmake right now!” said an older Twitter message.
A few hours later, Mediatonic provided an update stating that servers were improving, but matchmaking problems were still persisting though things were looking a fair bit better:
“Okay, so, got some of the frosting, got some of the ants Say 54% of the frosting and 44% of the ants Servers are starting to look better but there may be some teething issues whilst all bajillion of you try to play at once Thanks for baring with us as we continue fixing it!!”
Fall Guys originally launched in August 2020 and quickly gained popularity thanks to its unique, zany spin on the battle royale formula as well as its inclusion as a free title on PlayStation Plus when it debuted, skyrocketing the game into the mainstream spotlight. It was also boosted by a variety of crossovers with popular IPs including Nier: Automata, Doom Eternal and more.
The game launched on PS4 and PC first, but is now widely available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC via Epic Games Store, changing to a free-to-play title. Given the influx of players now attempting to play Fall Guys, matchmaking and server problems were expected though will likely take a bit of time to be fully operational.