Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was just added to the Guinness World Records as the most downloaded PlayStation Plus game ever. Technically, the feat was announced back in August 2020, when it was revealed that Fall Guys had netted over 7 million purchases through Steam and was the most downloaded PS Plus game—a statistic that was announced by Sony itself, as well as the game’s original publisher, Devolver Digital. Now, just over a year later, that achievement (or should we say crown) has been officially recorded by Guinness World Records.
Big W Alert
Fall Guys has been added into the @GWR Guinness World Records as the
most downloaded PlayStation Plus game of all-time!
Shout out to you all for making this possible pic.twitter.com/RwffYnZB4R
— Fall Guys – Are ye having 5.FUN? (@FallGuysGame) September 24, 2021
The exact number of downloads to achieve that record isn’t known, but scraped data from the PlayStation API indicated that it was more than 8 million in just the first 9 days of the month that it launched.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout first launched as a PlayStation Plus free title in August 2020. It quickly soared to the top of the charts and soundly beat out previous megahit PlayStation Plus successes like Rocket League. Its initial free launch arguably helped Fall Guys attain widespread popularity, causing developer Mediatonic to catch the eye of Epic Games, who acquired the studio in March this year.
A unique take on the last-player-standing, battle royale genre, Fall Guys pits players against one another in a series of colorful game show-like obstacle courses and tournaments, until only one is left standing. Over its first year since launch, Fall Guys has seen numerous crossovers with other games, characters, and brands, the latest of which is a couple of Kena: Bridge of Spirits costumes. Earlier this year, Mediatonic even teamed up with Sony to bring Ratchet and Clank into the game.
Currently in its fifth season, we don’t know what the future holds for Fall Guys, but it seems bright. The game remains extremely popular today, consistently seeing more than 10,000 concurrent players on Steam on average, and that’s without considering console players.
If you missed Fall Guys back when it was free on PlayStation Plus, you can pick it up on the PlayStation Store for $19.99 (and there’s currently a sale for PS Plus members to get it at $9.99).