Fall Guys Gauntlet Showdown is a limited time races-only playlist

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What is Fall Guys Gauntlet Showdown? Fall Guys Season 2 is underway, with new minigames, medieval costumes, extra Crowns to earn, and more. And there's a special bonus for players who loathe team games: Gauntlet Showdown is a playlist that only consists of races.

Team games in Fall Guys can be a bit frustrating, but, full disclosure: I think they're good. You're relying on other players you can't communicate with to work together to advance, which means even if you're having a stellar run you can be eliminated due to poor teamwork. Games like Egg Scramble, Fall Ball, Team Tail Tag takes your fate out of your hands and puts it in the mitts of a bunch of randoms who might not be great at working together. Fall Guys Gauntlet Showdown means you don't have to put up with the fickle nature of team games.

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The new playlist can be selected just above the Play button, and it only serves up gauntlet levels. Maps like Dizzy Heights, Fruit Chute, See Saw, Slime Climb, The Whirlygig, and other obstacle course races are the only ones you play if you select this playlist. There are a couple of Season 2's new maps included as well, like Knight Fever and the excellent Wall Guys. One possible drawback: the final level will always be Fall Mountain, since it's the only finisher that's a race.

Here are all the minigames included in Fall Guys Gauntlet Showdown:

  • Dizzy Heights
  • Door Dash
  • Fall Mountain
  • Fruit Chute
  • Gate Crash
  • Hit Parade
  • Knight Fever
  • See Saw
  • Slime Climb
  • Tip Toe
  • The Whirlygig
  • Wall Guys

Fall Guys Gauntlet Showdown is a limited-time playlist, set to expire in a week. So, if you love obstacle courses and hate team games, now's your chance to head to the races.

Christopher Livingston
Senior Editor

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.