Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.


Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will launch its Season 5 update tomorrow: Stumble in the Jungle.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is one of the indie surprise hits of 2020 with more than 11 million downloads. Devolver Digital published the game from the United Kingdom’s Mediatonic in August, and it got a lot of attention for its cute and humorous take on battle royale.

In the game, 60 players compete with each other to make it through an obstacle course with zany characters. It did so well that Epic Games bought the developer Mediatonic in March 2021.

Now the little bean characters will race through a jungle full of additional features and six new rounds. You encounter giant swinging logs, a mysterious lost temple, and mechanical rhinos. It’s interesting that Fall Guys Season 5 will debut on Steam and the PlayStation, as Sony has made investments in Epic Games. The game is available on other platforms, too, but we have no word yet on when the new season gets to those.

Event

MetaBeat 2022

MetaBeat will bring together thought leaders to give guidance on how metaverse technology will transform the way all industries communicate and do business on October 4 in San Francisco, CA.

Register Here

Above: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 5 has mechanical rhinos.

Image Credit: Epic Games/Mediatonic

Season 5 new rounds include:

  • Treetop Tumble — Players take branching routes in a scramble to the finish. It has perilous log swings and expanding frogs.
  • Stompin’ Ground — What happens when the beans wander into rhino territory?
  • Lost Temple — The most ambitious round to date requires the beans to navigate the shapeshifting Lost Temple, where the elusive path to the crown is always changing.
  • Lily Leapers — Bounce to the bean rhythm of Lily Leapers. Players conquer each layer by leaping from drum to drum.
  • Bubble Trouble — Bubble Trouble is a five-way arena bout that’s all about rapid-fire beans You have to scurry between active zones to collect your way to qualification.
  • In Pegwin Pool Party, players can zoom down zippy slides and grab the pesky Pegwins. The longer you cling on, the more points you’ll gain.

The game will also debut limited-time events, bringing a whole new way to conquer the Blunderdome that’s packed with limited-time challenges and unique rewards. Each event brings a pathway to riches (well… rare costumes, emotes, nameplates, patterns and other desirable treats).

The developers are also experimenting with new ways to play together, including limited-time Duos and Trios Shows throughout Season 5.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.