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8/7/22 By Michael Smith Edited by Ashlea Blackett
Fall Guys is a platforming based, battle-royale game show where players control a customizable “Bean '' character in a variety of obstacle course races, or survival matches against up to 60 other contestants in a Solo, Duo, or Squad mode. This is a fun fast-paced game that can be played in small sittings, or for long marathons as each “show” lasts 5 rounds at a few minutes a piece. For those that can make it to the end, a show can last up to 25 minutes, but the chaos of everyone grouped together, jumping and diving around obstacles, can eliminate a player within seconds of starting. For those that do reach the final match, the end goal is presented in a floating crown that goes to the first player to grab it.
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On July 7, 2022 the second collaboration with Assassin’s Creed was released with a Special Costume Pack and Limited Time Event. Eivor’s Big Bundle was made available until July 12, 2022 for 2000 Showbucks ($16 USD) and includes:
“Odin the All-Father” Special Costume
“Eivor the Wolf-Kissed” Special Costume
“Eivor’s Battle Cry” Rare Emote
“Vitruvian Guy” Special Nameplate
“Animus Training” Special Nickname.
Mike Smith is a collector of all things Assassin's Creed and a major supporter of the transmedia platform for the series.
With nearly a full library of Assassin's Creed media, he is exploring the universe in order of Genetic Memory, and waiting eagerly for the next story to be released.
Mike joined the program in 2021 as an Online Article Writer, and has a section dedicated to his work in the Community Hub.
Initially a paid title on Playstation 4 and PC, the game was then rereleased for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S/X on June 21, 2022. Now the game has been released as a free-to-play title for the Epic Game Store on PC with a Season Pass allowing players to unlock new customization items for their 'Bean'.
With the release of Season 1, Fall Guys began a cross promotional campaign with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise. The first character they released was a Special Costume for Ezio Auditore from the Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection, the most recognizable character from the franchise.
Within the Season Pass purchasable with 950 Showbucks, the game’s premium currency (1000 Showbucks can be purchased for $7.99 USD), a handful of Assassin’s Creed customization items can be unlocked. When purchased, the Season Pass rewards the player with:
Ezio Special Costume (instant unlock)
“Enter the Animus” Special Nameplate (Level 3)
“House of Auditore” Special Nickname (Level 8)
Leap of Faith Celebration (Level 9) (which plays when the player wins a full show).
The Odin costume is based on the “Twilight Armor” from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök expansion. With his golden eye-patch and Hugr-Rip equipped on his arm, this little Bean will fight his way to Valhalla! This costume can be purchased separately for 1200 Showbucks.
Eivor’s Bean costume (shown here with the Battle Cry Emote) draws inspiration from the Raven Clan Armor and shows Eivor with Varin’s Axe and the Raider’s Axe from the game. As leader of Ravensthorpe, Eivor can lead her Squad to victory! This costume can also be purchased separately for 1200 Showbucks.
Fun Fact: The “Vitruvian Guy” Nameplate and “Animus Trainee” Nickname call back to Leonardo Da Vinci and the device both Assassins and Templars use in the AC universe to recollect the memories of those in the past.
To draw players back into the game, Fall Guys has limited time events that are themed by a special reward or promotional property. Previously in Season 1 was a Limited Event for the Halo video game with the final prize of a cat-eared Spartan Helmet achievable through the multiplayer mode.
For the period of July 7 - July 11, The Abstergo Challenge, which is free for everyone, has players completing 10 tasks around the limited ''SWEET THIEVES'' game mode. These tasks range from winning shows in teams based “capture the flag”, to performing actions across matches. As a reward, players will unlock the following items:
“Abstergo Trainee” Special Nickname (100 Candies)
200 Kudos Game Currency (300 Candies)
“Apple of Eden” Special Nameplate (500 Candies)
“Animus Synchronizing Special Pattern (700 Candies)
“Apple of Eden” Special Costume Top (1000 Candies)
In SWEET THIEVES, players are split into two groups of 6; Guardians and Thieves. Thieves are tasked with stealing candy and are invisible when walking to the opposing team. Points are scored by carrying candies back to their side and dropping them in the collection ditch by the prison.
If teammates are captured, a large button in the center of the map will release them if pressed by any player, regardless of team. If the Thieves collect 12 candies before the Guardians imprison all of their team, they win the match.
Guardians must defend the candy by capturing the Thieves with the grab action to send them immediately to Prison. They are unable to pick up the candies, but can move certain platforms around the map to limit access to the spawn areas for the candies. If the Guardians capture the opposition or if time runs out, they win the match.
I spent a few hours playing the limited mode to gather all of the Assassin’s Creed customization items and had a lot of fun doing so. This is a great game to play in short bursts in breaks between longer sessions of Assassin’s Creed playthroughs or while waiting for the next announcement to come along. Fall Guys is available now on all major platforms and the limited event ends on July 11th. The Season Pass for the first season ends on August 29, 2022, so make sure to download the game and grab your Season Pass while you can to access all of the Assassin’s Creed items.