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Fall Guys broke 500,000 viewers on Twitch at launch

A new king might have hit the battle royale genre.

The beta for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout showed that the game was going to have some serious legs when it officially launched. And yesterday, on launch day, Mediatonic’s whimsical battle royale broke 500,000 viewers on Twitch. 

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The game peaked at 510,369 viewers and had an average viewer count of more than 245,000, easily making it the top game on Twitch for Aug. 4, according to TwitchMetrics.

During the beta, which ran in varying capacities from July 24 to Aug. 2, the game averaged around 70,000 viewers. Combining the massive spike in viewership from launch, the game now has a monthly average of 78,666 from around 206 channels. 

Related: Fall Guys gets review bombed on Steam for server issues at launch

In the first 24 hours, Mediatonic reported that more than 1.5 million new players joined in on the mini-game action. It’s unclear if that number includes players who participated in the beta too since those copies expired, but that’s still a massive number for any game, let alone an indie project, to hit on day one. 

Even with some early server problems affecting the game and an instance of negative review bombs being dropped on the Fall Guy’s Steam page, the overall reactions have seemed fairly positive. 

Day two viewership is following a similar trend, already sitting at 200,000 average viewers and at the top of Twitch.

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Cale Michael
Lead Staff Writer for Dota 2, the FGC, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and more who has been writing for Dot Esports since 2018. Graduated with a degree in Journalism from Oklahoma Christian University and also previously covered the NBA. You can usually find him writing, reading, or watching an FGC tournament.