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Fall Guys is a free game next month

In a surprise announcement that everyone predicted, Mediatonic confirms that Fall Guys free-to-play Season 1 hits next month - yes, it's a free game now

Fall Guys free to play Season 1 hits next month, at last

Fall Guys is joining fellow battle royale games like Fortnite and PUBG Battlegrounds in the free games realm. Mediatonic finally confirms a Fall Guys free-to-play release, with the new Season 1 start date down for next month.

Fall Guys released back in August 2020 and always had an upfront cost, but ever since Fortnite publisher Epic bought developer Mediatonic a year ago there has been speculation that the studio would make the multiplayer game free-to-play – which, of course, has been incredibly successful for Fortnite.

Well, that’s now the case. Fall Guys is going free-to-play in June, and will also launch across consoles and the Epic Games Store with full cross-play and cross-progression support. Anyone who bought the game prior to it going F2P will get the Legacy Pack DLC, containing a number of cosmetic items, and the first season pass for free. The game’s free progression path with the Kudos currency will remain intact, apparently, although it will work alongside a new currency called Show-Bucks. Players can use this to buy the season pass, which is described as a “supercharged version” of the normal unlock route.

Fall Guys Season 1 release date

Fall Guys Season 1 will release on June 21, which is when the game also finally goes free-to-play. The new season will include “stacks of new challenges and rewards” along “major updates” to the progression system. You can check out the full announcement below.

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It’s also strongly rumoured that there will be a Fall Guys crossover with Fortnite, too – although we’ll have to wait and see if that happens at the same time Fall Guys goes free-to-play.