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Fall Guys is rewarding fans for dealing with launch issues

Plus, Fall Guys meets Team Fortress 2

A handful of Fall Guys players run up against slime. Image: Devolver Digital/Mediatonic

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout exploded upon release, with seemingly everyone in the gaming world playing or talking about it. That’s a feel-good story if I’ve ever seen one, except for the fact its popularity meant the game’s servers buckled under the pressure. Server issues continued through launch week, but now that things have settled, developer Mediatonic is thanking players for weathering the storm.

On Twitter, the official Fall Guys account announced that anyone who opened up the game before midnight on Aug. 13 would get 5,000 kudos — Fall Guys’ in-game currency — along with a special cactus-themed skin. The skin, Mediatonic says, is a variant on a different costume created by the winner of a contest held in February. Each month, a new, fan-developed skin will be introduced to the game.

Building off its hype even further, Mediatonic also announced a Fall Guys crossover. While many brands are asking to be included in the hot new game right now, Valve will get the honor through the addition of a Team Fortress 2 Scout skin. The costume, which drapes beans with the iconic red shirt and black hat, will be available for purchase on Thursday through Steam.

The addition comes on the heels of a Half-Life-inspired headcrab skin that was given out to anyone who pre-ordered Fall Guys on Steam, along with an Alyx skin that could be claimed by players who got a win prior to the official release. Fall Guys has also collaborated with Hotline Miami developer Dennaton Games via a skin that grants players a letterman jacket.

Earlier in August, Fall Guys also got a patch that added a level from the game’s beta, along with a few game fixes — including a ban wave for cheaters who were ruining the game through hacks.

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