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.