Fall Guys promptly soars to top trending spots on Steam & Twitch following launch

Devolver Digital and Mediatonic's Fall Guys just launched and are already taking top trending spots in sales and viewers across Twitch and Steam.

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The launch of Fall Guys was always going to be a big day. The game is gorgeous, colorful, and quite fun. But it’s probably safe to say nobody suspected just how big the launch day was going to be. Fall Guys just came out and it’s already achieving top trending spots on Twitch and Steam when it comes to sales and viewership.

Fall Guys launched on PC in the early PST/EST hours of August 4, 2020, over on Steam, and since its launch, the game quickly shot to the top of sales and viewership charts. According to SteamDb, Fall Guys is the top running game in both Trending Games and Popular Release categories for August 4, 2020, with the latter achieving a peak of over 55,000 players following its launch.

A glance at the August 4 SteamDb charts shows Fall Guys quickly achieving top spots in both Popular and Trending releases.
A glance at the August 4 SteamDb charts shows Fall Guys quickly achieving top spots in both Popular and Trending releases.

Meanwhile, over on Twitch, Fall Guys is also drawing a wealth of attention. It had already achieved trending viewership during its beta phase, and has reached that point yet again. The early August 4 viewer count numbers on Twitch show Fall Guys in the top categories on the whole platform, achieving over 165,000 viewers and contending with usual top Twitch categories such as Just Chatting, Fortnite, League of Legends, and Grand Theft Auto 5, which are established and longtime top dogs of the platform.

Few games can wrestle with Twitch's established categories like Just Chatting and League of Legends, but Fall Guys is currently giving them a run for their money on Twitch.
Few games can wrestle with Twitch's established categories like Just Chatting and League of Legends, but Fall Guys is currently giving them a run for their money on Twitch.

It’s safe to say Fall Guys got all of our collective attention. After all, the game is quirky, colorful, and ridiculously lighthearted and manic despite being competitive. With the numbers it’s putting up in the early running, Fall Guys will probably be a game worth watching for a while.

Want to know more about what makes Fall Guys so great? Be sure to check out our hands-on preview of the game to see what we thought of its unique personality. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to get into the action yourself, be sure to check out our Fall Guys launch guide.

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      August 4, 2020 7:40 AM

      Fall Guys feels like the Jackbox of BR games - everyone can participate regardless of skill level and makes for stupid fun (moreso when drunk/etc.) where everyone can get a laugh. And now is when we need it the most.

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      August 4, 2020 8:33 AM

      I was first to the damn crown last night and dove at it. Bounced right off. You have to jump into it or something to win. So pissed.

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        August 4, 2020 9:26 AM

        You have to use the grab button to grab it.

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      August 4, 2020 8:42 AM

      It's not a new game and I don't have stats to back this up but I've seen Among Us be low-key popular and played a bunch in recent weeks: https://store.steampowered.com/app/945360/Among_Us/

      I love the character design :)

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      August 4, 2020 10:20 AM

      Is there a reason you can't bind dive / grab to mouse button on PC?
      I realize the game is meant for a controller, but the mouse controls the camera, but you can't bind any movement or actions to the mouse buttons, only keyboard keys.

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      August 4, 2020 12:29 PM

      I won the first match I played. Now I have a red face and have yet to get pass another team round.

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        August 4, 2020 12:44 PM

        I came in second on my first match. Lots of fun though!

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