A single win in Fall Guys can feel like a momentous occasion. I practically broke my F12 key when I won a single match yesterday, so I cannot begin to imagine what it's like to win the Infallible trophy on PlayStation, awarded to players who manage to emerge victorious five matches in a row.
On the Trophies subreddit, user TheMrMadzen posted a screenshot of their accomplishment. This isn't just winning a single match, which can be pretty challenging by itself, but five in a row; emerging victorious round after round, through solo effort and team game alike, including being the one to nab the win at the end, seems daunting at the very least.
A brief glimpse at PSNProfiles' leaderboards show a few others achieving the task, thought it's a very small percentage of an extremely large launch playerbase. A lot of people are hopping online to play Fall Guys, buoyed by the fac that it's one of the PlayStation Plus titles for the month. That stream of new players could make for easy pickings for wins, but also fewer and fewer chances to keep the streak alive if they end up in your way during a Door Dash or Slime Climb course.
In an AMA prior to the launch of Fall Guys, lead game designer Joe Walsh said one of the trophies is "so insanely hard I don't think anyone will ever unlock it," likely referencing this trophy. In a thread today, Walsh replied to a player frustrated by the Infallible trophy, due to how difficult that makes getting every trophy in Fall Guys become.
"I can openly say that we didn't realise people felt so strongly about PlayStation trophies, but we've seen people achieving it already! We'll keep an eye on things for sure but we're not planning to change it as of right now," said Walsh. "Down the line there are likely going to be slightly easier ways to achieve a 'win' too, so all is not lost!"
If you haven't played Fall Guys yet, it's essentially a platformer battle royale. 60 players traverse various obstacle courses and compete in team or solo challenges, getting gradually eliminated in game show fashion until one emerges victorious. It's been making a lot of waves on social media and commandeering the front page of Twitch (even prior to its launch). The Infallible trophy might seem unachievable, and for some, that might be true. For me, I kind of like there being this lofty, seemingly unachievable trophy out there; if I ever someday manage to win it, victory will be that much sweeter. I'll also probably need a new keyboard.