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Fall Guys goes to play for free, servers are down instantly

Fall Guys goes to play for free, servers are down instantly

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Oops, they did it again. fall mena royale platform from Mediatonic’s Champagne, released yesterday on Xbox and Switch as part of Free to play overhaul. The game’s servers caught fire immediately, with still reports of connection problems more than 24 hours later.

It was first released for PlayStation and PC in August 2020, fall men It was one of the surprising games of the lockdown era pandemic. You have to remember life truly It sucks at the time (well, in terms of covid, it’s still bad). Moment, fall men Brighten in some dark times, chaotic vibes and 60-player mini-games – not to mention the role The “free” monthly game from PS PlusAnd the Twitch-based marketing campaign– which helps propel it to massive popularity.

March 2021, Epic Games acquired Mediatonic sincere. Part of that deal means moving fall men From the Steam storefront and on Epic’s game launcher. (fall men no longer for sale on Steam.) But another part was turning the game into a free-to-play model, adopting an approach similar to Rocket Leaguewhich was developed by Psyonix Acquired by Epic in 2019.

This free-to-play rollout happened yesterday, as part of fall menThe sixth season is entitled “Free for All”. Players immediately reported problems already playing. Like the social media feeds of the game they tried (and failed) to play, many of these reports Taking The appearance From Memes.

It’s 10:02 a.m. ET, the official fall men Twitter account He confessed Woes, followed by a second acknowledgment 50 minutes later. Then it’s back to business as usual, tweeting about cakes, in-game cosmetics, and the unsettling fact that fall menPottery falling men are six feet tall. The game’s official feed did not say whether Mediatonic considers the issue to be resolved.

Players definitely not. On social mediaSome say they have to sit in long waits to get into a match, or have to constantly reset to play. Others say they can’t get into games at all. Mediatonic has not provided a timeline for the repair. that it, As with many online game launches, Mess. The only difference between this and, for example, Outriders Is that fall men It has already been out for nearly two years.

When comment was reached, Mediatonic representatives Kotaku to epic. Epic representatives did not respond in time to post. (Update, 2:15 p.m. ET: a fall men The spokesperson said the game hit a record high of concurrent players yesterday, which put “high loads on our servers and impacted some of our matchmaking systems periodically throughout the day.” The spokesperson said that “Multiple fixes have already been implemented successfully to stabilize performance” and “a lot of people” were able to play as a result but declined to provide specific numbers.)

This is not the only time fall men It was hampered by serious server failures. In 2020, Mediatonic Accumulated a large number of posts before release By giving early access to Twitch Streamers and their vast fan base. When the game started, 120,000 players reported Try to play once. Servers falter. What is this saying about time and flat circles?

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