Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been the talk of the town lately with the game topping charts all over the internet. Deriving inspiration from shows like Takeshi’s Castle and Wipeout, the game is essentially a battle royale spread out over several mini-games.
The visual and sound design of the game is what catches everyone’s eye in the first place. The little blob-like creatures and their ragdoll-y physics really remind you of games like Human Fall Flat and Gang Beasts. Other than that, the music in the game is also fantastic with well-thought-out variations between each round and interval.
However, perhaps where Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout shines the brightest is in its gameplay. Every game of Fall Guys starts off with a race between 60 people. The courses are varied with different types of obstacles including seesaws, windmills, revolving doors, and much more.
At the end of each round, the numbers go down until there’s only one winner. Usually, the 5th round is the final round but that can change too depending on the eliminations.
Fall Guys has an incredible variety of game modes with new additions coming soon as well. You will rarely ever see yourself having the same run of games through an episode. Furthermore, the fact that there are so many different ways to win makes it the perfect game for casual and hardcore players alike.
Players report getting connection errors in Fall Guys
Having said that, since the game is incredibly popular right now and the Fall Guys development team is pretty small, the servers for the game are having a hard time keeping up with the enormous demand. Ever since its launch, Fall Guys has had server connection error issues and they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon either.
Usually, the server connection error in Fall Guys can show up in many forms. It can be the “Connection error- Connection to the server timed out, please check the settings and try again” error or it could straight-up not load into a game of Fall Guys at all. While the problem might just be on the server-side, there are some things that you can do as well to help with the server connection error in Fall Guys.
1. Refresh the router:
Due to high traffic, sometimes your own internet can get bogged down as well. This especially happens when you have a lot of devices connected to the same router. Usually, the routers provided by your ISP are not that great at managing multiple devices since they don’t have enough processing power.
This results in the router clogging itself up and behaving weirdly. So, this could also be the reason that you’re getting a connection error on Fall Guys.
Thankfully, the fix for this is simple as all you have to do is unplug your router for a minute and then turn it back on. It would also be a good idea to upgrade your router if you’re still using the cheap one that your ISP provides. You should also restart your PC or PS4 once this is done.
2. Enable QoS:
Another thing that you can do to curb your server connection error in Fall Guys is using the Quality of Service feature on your router. This feature is designed for people with multiple devices running on the same network. A lot of times, bandwidth can get divided and your gaming console or PC can not get enough of it to run a game smoothly.
So, turning on Quality of Service ensures that your gaming rig gets the priority over other devices. This also reduces random lag spikes and packet loss during gameplay, which can also result in disconnection.
In order to turn on Quality of Service, all you have to do is open up your router app or settings and enable it from there. You can also choose the priority settings for each individual device on your network. If your router doesn’t have a dedicated app, you can try to log into the settings by entering your default gateway into the browser. You may have to contact your ISP for the login credentials though.
This will mitigate a lot of your disconnection woes in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
3. Run Fall Guys using a wired connection:
Most multiplayer games like Fall Guys require a consistent and stable internet connection. However, due to interference, traffic, and some other issues, Wi-Fi networks can be unreliable at times. And, while newer Wi-Fi standards are getting pretty fast, they still have a margin of error within them.
This is not the case with wired networks since data transmission through a physical wire is always going to be faster and more reliable. So, if you’re any serious about your gaming, you should really switch over to a wired connection.
All you have to do is to take a LAN cable from your router and plug it into your PC or PS4. The added stability with a wired connection will help you a lot with fixing your server connection issues in Fall Guys.
4. Prioritize Fall Guys:
If you are running an older install of Windows, chances are that you have a lot of stuff installed on it. Many of these apps run automatically at startup and continue to operate in the background. This results in these apps taking up a lot of your dormant resources, especially RAM and Network.
As a result, these background apps can take up all your bandwidth and leave nothing behind for your online multiplayer games like Fall Guys. One thing that you can do to eliminate this issue is to stop those background tasks within the Task Manager.
However, with so many processes running in the background, it can be a bit of a challenge to track them all down at the same time. So, another thing that you can do is prioritize Fall Guys over other apps so it gets the resources that it asks for. In order to do this, head to the details tab in your Task Manager, right-click the Fall Guys app (after launching it), and set its priority to High.
5. Keep a close eye on the official Fall Guys support channels:
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is still a new game and it is normal for such a massive release to have server connection problems. The game is currently experiencing unprecedented demand and it can be hard to keep up with it and allocate new servers for the developer.
So, the server connection error may not be popping up because of you at all. In that case, all you can do is contact the official support channel for the game and keep an eye out for any updates from the developer. A good place to start is the official Fall Guys Twitter account that provides constant updates on the state of the game and its servers.
Fall Guys has already gone into server maintenance mode a lot of times since its launch and the connection problems will only go away once either the demand slows down or the developer adds additional server capacity.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is now out on PC and PS4. It is also a part of the PlayStation Plus free games for the month of August. You can get Fall Guys right here.