Fall Guys Adding 4 New Costumes as Charity Bid Competition Hits $1 Million

Fall Guys Adding 4 New Costumes as Charity Bid Competition Hits $1 Million

Ninja, MrBeast, G2 Esports, and Aim Lab pooled resources to secure this exclusive honor.

It's a bit hard to believe it's still been less than a month since the release of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. The bright, bumbling battle royale has attracted millions of players on Steam and PS4, and caught the notice of attention-thirsty brands and personalities along the way. Mediatonic responded to the fervor by promising in-game skins to the group that could muster the biggest donation to charity—and today, that resulted in a $1 million pledge.

Streamers Ninja and MrBeast, along with G2 Esports and the makers of Aim Lab (an FPS aim-training tool) pooled resources for the seven-figure bid and, as promised, will each be recognized in a future Fall Guys update with themed skins. Sure, Ninja already has Halloween costumes and even a Fortnite skin, but it's money for a good cause.

The $1 million is going to Special Effect, a United Kingdom charity devoted to providing equipment and assistance to physically disabled people who want to play video games. In a press release, Special Effect founder Dr. Mick Donegan thanks the donor quartet and says the money will help the organization "continue an uninterrupted service" despite the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on fundraising.

"What's more, the demands on our services are rising even more rapidly as a result of the auction itself," Donegan says. "Bring it on!"

With a second, medieval-themed season on the way (and fans still dreaming up costumes of their own), chances are good that your typical Fall Guys lobby in a few months or a year's time will have quite a variety of bean looks on display. Just don't be surprised if you see a few Ninjas or MrBeasts in the mix on a regular basis.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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