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Fall Guys was the top game on Twitch during its beta weekend

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is the 60-player battle royale where everyone is a wobbling Gang Beasts jellybean-person and every map is an obstacle course of pure chaos. Over the weekend it enjoyed a 48-hour beta during which it raced up both the Twitch charts, and Steam, where it's currently available for preorder.

Briefly sitting above every other game on Twitch in terms of viewers (beaten only by the non-game Just Chatting category), Fall Guys has now dropped down to #25, which is still pretty healthy for a game that isn't even out yet. It leaped up the Steam charts as well, hitting number six in the global top sellers list.

Just when you think the battle royale genre is starting to run down, it finds a way to pick itself back up. In the case of Fall Guys, it seems to have achieved that by being as casual and silly and fun to play as Fortnite looks like it should be.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is set to release on August 4.

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