Game News Fall Guys Free: Release date, Nintendo Switch, economic model – We take stock
The Mediatonic studio recently spoke of “big news” – in other words, we were not disappointed! Their battle royale Fall Guys will become free in addition to arriving on other consoles (including the Nintendo Switch). A first-rate revival for this chubby, colorful online game? If the subject interests you, here is everything you need to know about the free version of the game.
Find above, in auto-play, a trailer of the events of the new Fall Guys Season.
What is the release date for Fall Guys free version?
We start with the most important information: the free version of Fall Guys will come out on June 21 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch. The battle royale from the Mediatonic studio therefore takes the opportunity to move to the next-gen on PlayStation but above all to arrive on Microsoft and Nintendo consoles for the first time. For the PC version, note that it will no longer be possible to obtain Fall Guys on Steam from this date (no problem to report if you already have a copy on this platform). It will now be heading to the Epic Games Store to enjoy it on a computer. Note that the game is also becoming cross-platform | cross-progression. In other words, you will now be able to play with users on any platform and carry over your progress from machine to machine. Very practical with a Nintendo Switch.
What will the Xbox, PS5, Switch versions bring?
With the arrival on the new generation of consoles, Fall Guys will of course be subject to some improvements. Although we don’t have all the details at this time, the official site of the game is about a “spectacular version” on PlayStation 5s with “reduced loading times and other performance improvements” (arguably better for resolution and framerate). Even if the Sony console is very clearly mentioned, the Xbox Series will certainly be the subject of the same treatment in the months to come. As for the Nintendo Switch, we will have to wait for the June 21 release to see what it is all about. But as Fall Guys is not the most greedy title in the world – despite its chubby characters – the title should hold up well.
What changes for those who have purchased the game?
But that’s a good question! On the Fall Guys site, we can read that “PlayStation and Steam players – who already own a copy of the game – will continue to receive all the usual updates (new seasons, new patches, new features)”. The icing on the cake: these same players will benefit from a Legacy Pack, with “a nickname, a nameplate, the Regalian / Vegan hot dog / Bellicose Dwarf costumes as well as a Season Pass for Season 1”. For newcomers, it will of course be necessary to start at the bottom of the ladder, as part of a new season called “Free for All”. However, if you want to take advantage of the Legacy Pack, you can buy Fall Guys now and launch it before June 21. Hurry, it’s coming soon!
We have just talked about it, the arrival of Fall Guys in free-to-play is first of all synonymous with the Season Pass, described as “a boosted version of the free progression system already present in the game” and which “allows you to earn additional costumes and other bonuses, in addition to normal progression”. If the Season Pass Season 1 is offered with the Legacy Pack for players who already own Fall Guys, others will have to purchase it via the new premium currency of the title, the Emissous. These can be purchased from an in-game store. Also on the official website, Mediatonic specifies that there will be “100 levels” to unlock at the launch of the Season Pass with the possibility of “unlocking” the next Season Pass if the current one is completed!
For the other changes, we learn that the Crowns will now only be used as a level of prestige and no longer as a currency of exchange to buy items. As for the Kudos, they will keep their money function but as part of a “selection” of objects (which we imagine smaller than that of the Season Pass). For the moment, it is not known to what extent it will be possible to acquire the wacky costumes of the game with this currency. As for the final details, note that Crowns pocketed before June 21 will become Kudos at 2000 Kudos per Crown. And that it will no longer be possible to buy Kudos with real money. For more information, we will have to wait for the release of Fall Guys Free.