If you’re lucky enough to make it past the qualifying stages to the final bout in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout without falling prey to the anarchy or trolls you’ll be tasked with grabbing the crown at the end of the level. Sounds simple and straightforward, right? The game is clear in its language about what it wants you to do. And yet, you’d be surprised how many times people fumble the win at the last second.
You see, it’s extremely easy to launch yourself at the crown in the belief that if you touch it first, you’ll win. But no, you literally have to grab the crown with the dedicated button for that action, or else it won’t count — as some people have painfully found out firsthand.
Would have won my first game of Fall Guys— Lachlan Meyer (@Koosvary) August 2, 2020
Didn't know I had to physically grab the crown, not just touch it
When I missed, still had like 10 seconds to get it again before anyone else
Didn't know the button to grab for the second attempt
Did not win my first game of Fall Guys
I lost a W in Fall Guys tonight by diving into the crown thinking it’ll grab. Instead I head butt it and a dev team member grabbed it.— Versus (@VersusTheStream) August 5, 2020
Fattest choke of the year for me.
F**king Fall Guys... first game got to the crown first and didn’t know you had to press the grab button to win.— 1HP Elliot (Medic) (@1HP_Medic) August 5, 2020
That final win condition reminds me a lot of what happens at the end of an Uno game, where you technically have to actually SAY “uno” in addition to having a single card left — or else it won’t count! And, admittedly, in the heat of the moment, you might panic and launch yourself at the crown rather than grabbing it. Some players have even found that Fall Guys can bug out and not register a grab, which Polygon has asked developer Mediatonic about. But regardless, make sure you nab the crown in the intended way if you want to win and potentially buy some snazzy new skins with your quarry.
We have more tips and tricks to help you succeed in Fall Guys for your perusal here.