Fall Guys’ servers are struggling on launch day

Friendship ended with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is my new best friend — and, apparently, a lot of other people’s, too. The wacky party multiplayer game launched on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam on Aug. 4, and players have been overloading the servers.

More than 120,000 players connected to the game when it launched Tuesday morning, the developer said on Twitter. It caused some connection issues that pulled servers offline for a while while servers were beefed up. Servers are back online as of 11:42 a.m. EDT, but Mediatonic had to disable account creation for PlayStation 4 users to cope with the influx of players. At 12:40 p.m. EDT, the Fall Guys Twitter account posted that the team is “still hard at work on improving things,” with servers slowly coming back online.

Players are still reporting errors on login and in finding games, as well as errors with receiving rewards after a match has ended. Regarding the rewards error, players should receive “missing rewards” at the next login, according to the error message. A Fall Guys

representative said the ETA for server stability is “ASAP.”

Fall Guys launch on PlayStation Plus means it’s easily accessible to a ton of players. The game is incredibly fun — and easy to get into — which bodes well for the game’s success. Fall Guys is currently the top-streamed game on Twitch, with more than 350,000 viewers. So if you can’t play, you can still watch.