Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 4 transported players to a neon-infused Blunderdome of the future, full of fluorescent treats and techno beats. Today’s major mid-season update brings plenty of new content, including two new series, the rollout of Custom Lobbies, and plenty of fixes, features and improvements for Stumble Enthusiasts around the world! Here’s what you need to know, with the best tips and tactics straight from the team to help you face our final rounds and grab those EZ qualifiers!
Fall Guys Season 4.5 features two fresh (and deliciously different!) Rounds to conquer in your quest for the crown …
Button Bashers – It’s cool to duel!
For the first time ever, Fall Guys players will face off against 1v1 in rapid-fire mini-arena combat! Button Bashers splits the brave beans into pairs for a quick showdown, with the goal of hitting the buttons lit first to earn points while navigating evil obstacle effects. Most of the points at the end of the allotted time claim victory, with agonizing overtime in the event of a tie …
“My main advice to players would be to stay calm and rethink your approach to obstacles!” says Harry Prebble, game designer and creator of Button Bashers. “When you grab that first point, it can be a shock to see an obstacle activate, so your instinct may be to back off that quickly. However, see them as an opportunity to improve your game: Low gravity areas and fans can also propel you much faster than walking, so if you get the right angles these can become shortcuts to the next button and another vital point. “
As a timed lap, you’ll be eager to earn those points as quickly as possible, but knowing when to give up points can be just as important to seal qualification. Community manager Bianca Sarafian explains …
“When I first dove into Button Bashers, my approach was more like ‘give me the points! “; a button would light up and I would zoom in on it no matter what. Spoilers: It didn’t end well. The more I played, the more I started trying to control the central pitch. Running after a lit button that your opponent is closest to can leave you in a worse place for the next. So choose your battles and don’t pursue these lost causes!
The Slimescraper – Falling to the Top
This spiritual successor to Slime Climb wreaks havoc on multiple floors in a rush to the top! On your journey to the top, you’ll encounter a dizzying array of obstacles, from conveyor belts and laser swings, bouncing cubes and spinning decks. Plus, pinball machines galore await the beans as a final challenge to outrun the slime. So what’s the problem?
“It’s easier said than done when the mud is hot on your heels, but a lot of obstacles can be overcome with a little patience,” dreams Max Boyle (Game Designer). “When it comes to sections with force fields and punching gloves, keep an eye on when they activate and how they cycle. Taking a moment to time your dashboard for the maximum window of opportunity is far safer than rushing! “
Taking your time is all well and good, but what about when you’re on the brink? Abbie Williams, Junior Community Manager, had this to say …
“Sticking to the walls is always the safest strategy, but it’s not the fastest. And while running headlong through obstacles rarely ends well, some of the trickier ones can actually become more friends than enemies! Pinball machines can catapult you away from the rising mud in no time. Plus, the end isn’t always the end – the bounce poles on the walls below can help you hang onto safety, so if you find yourself tripping, aim for an upward bounce that saves you! “
Personalized Lobbies – The Host with the Most
Fall Guys Season 4.5 also sees the release of Custom Lobbies, allowing any player to host their own Fall Guys invite-only match! Unique codes can be shared with the beans of your choice, with a wide range of shows to dive into.
Custom Lobbies with as few as four attendees can now take part in many main roster shows, up to 60 players if you’re particularly popular (lucky!) We’re very excited about Custom Lobbies and we’ll be keeping a close eye on them. on community feedback to help make improvements and make this as fun as possible.
Smoother Stumbles – New Variations, Features, and Improvements
The Blunderdome build team worked hard to bring players all kinds of other exciting content, with today’s update bringing in some spicy extra features and fixing a lot of them. Including …
- Dozens of round variants – Unexpected shenanigans have been added to your favorites, with new twists on classic sleeves and sneaky appearances by Thicc Bonkus
- Player Reports – Did you spot someone as a bad bean? You can now let us know immediately, in-game.
- Latency improvements – Coated and grabbing objects should now be much more responsive.
- Connection quality indicator – Check the quality of your connection to resolve issues with ease.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 4.5 is out now for PlayStation! We can’t wait to hear what you think of Season 4.5 – see you in the Blunderdome.