17 Tips to Help You Survive Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

This is a no-brainer, but the best way to get better is simply to play. Over time, you’ll learn how to navigate each board, how to avoid certain obstacles, and how to deal with your cursed, top-heavy beanbag body. Don’t get discouraged by losses, either. Keep playing and you’ll be a pro in no time.

  1. Take Advantage of the Season Pass

Fall Guys has had one season and is in the midst of its second, which ends in early December. So far, every season pass has been free.

With each game you play, you’ll accrue Fame, which is akin to experience points. Over time, as you play more and earn more Fame, you’ll automatically unlock rewards like costumes, theatrics, name tags, and those elusive Crowns. You don’t need to spend any Kudos at all—Fame is free to earn and one of the easiest ways to trick out your Guy without spending a dime, real or virtual.

  1. Play Defense

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In team events where you have to hoard eggs or soccer balls, the best offense can be a good defense. If other players on your team are playing aggressively, stay close to your stash and try to foil the plans of players trying to steal away your horde.

14. Tips for Tricky Boards

In general, try to avoid the edges of suspended ground, so that if you fall you don’t fall off. Always keep your joystick pointed in the direction you’re trying to go; if your fallen Guy manages to get back up, you want to ensure that he knows where to head next. In games where you’re trying to avoid other players, turn on player names—that’ll help you be aware of everyone’s whereabouts. In rounds with spinning discs, don’t try to fight the floor—let it carry you closer to your objective.

There are plenty of tips for specific maps across the net, but here are a few that might help.

  • Door Dash: Don’t try to go rogue. Attempting to smash down doors and avoid the crowd is risky. Instead, navigate to already-open doors, and let the crowd carry you forward.
  • Knight Fever: That big, swinging, spiked log toward the end? That’s the community-dubbed Thicc Bonkus, and it’s a real pain. Try sticking to the middle of the path and timing your run so you avoid at least one of the pendulous obstacles. You can jump over the smaller holes in the ground, too.
  • The Whirlygig: A well-timed dive can yeet you past the spinning fan blades and straight to freedom.
  • See Saw: Stick to the middle of the saws, and try to anticipate which direction the next one is tilting. Keep your joystick tilted while you’re trying to balance—it can help you fight gravity long enough to stave off a fall.
  • Perfect Match: Focus on the tiles immediately around you, and try not to pay much attention to the ones on the opposite corner of the board.

15. Spectate

Spectating happens automatically when you’re eliminated, or if you qualify before other players. It’s a great schadenfreude tool, allowing you to giggle gleefully at your opponents’ demise, but it’s also useful. Observing how other players breeze past obstacles will teach you lessons for future gameplay.

  1. Remember Who You Are

It might sound silly, but one trick that can help you be a better player is to remember which Guy is your Guy. The game is full of neon colors and obnoxious patterns, and if you lose track of which character is yours, you’ll surely end up running in the wrong direction at some point. A distinctive headpiece or costume can make it easier.

  1. To Sabatoge or Not To Sabatoge?

Some players like to troll other players by grabbing them, oftentimes near tricky obstacles or right before the finish line. If that’s your play style, keep a close eye on the Qualified counter in the upper-right corner—or someone might beat you to the ultimate objective while you’re making mischief.


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