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The Fall Guys mid-season update is here, penguins and all

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Just as the snow's come out in force for the middle of winter, so too has a blizzard arrived in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout's midseason update. And while I'm all for a nice bit of frost, the snowballs in the bean-stumbler's newest stage look absolutely brutal.

Officially (and unfortunately) titled "Stop with the yeets name it anything else just don't include the word yeet please im begging you", update 3.5 adds a new round to the game, plus over 40 remixed variations on existing stages and a new "Fall Feed" covering every fall and qualification in a round, as they happen. 

A chilly variation on Hex-A-Gone's floor-vanishing theme, new round Snowball Survival tasks you with avoiding vanishing blue floor tiles as massive icy boulders storm around the arena. A blog post doesn't go into as much detail on those new round variations, but expect fans hurling you across the map and plenty of obstacles appearing where they have no business being.

Particularly cruel jellybeans can also start sending innocent baby penguins to an untimely end. They had names, you monsters.

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The mid-season also brings in a range of new Sugar Plum outfits and (more importantly) sees the Sonic, Godzilla and Untitled Goose costumes return to the in-game store. There's also been a good few bug fixes, all of which can be checked out on the update 3.5 patch notes.

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.