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In multiplayer video games, matchmaking is the process of connecting players together for online play sessions.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout initially used the Unity Matchmaker service and was hosted by Unity Multiplay[1].

During Season 6 (Legacy), on 4 April 2022, the matchmaking process was switched to the Fortnite Matchmaker service, which is hosted by Epic Games. One day later skill-based matchmaking was enabled and on 7 April 2022 bots got turned on in Main Show.


Since Season 4.5 (Legacy) the game uses cross-platform matchmaking. All players from all platforms can play together. Season 6 (Legacy) introduced cross-progression and since then it is required to connect Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout to an Epic Games Account. Season 6.1 (Legacy) completed the cross-platform support by introducing Epic Online Services to enable cross-platform parties.

Skill-based matchmaking[]

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout uses skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) in attempt to match players of roughly equal ability together. This for example should prevent a new player from encounting other players with a high Crown Rank. How the skill score is calculated and how skill differences of party members effect SBMM is currently unknown.


In Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout it is possible to encounter bots that behave like regular players. They are used in case there are not enough players to fill a show session quick enough.

Bots first got introduced with Season 5.2 (Legacy), but were only used for new players in their first 10 rounds of playing the game.

Starting from 7 April 2022 (Season 6.3 (Legacy)), up to 6 bots are able to appear in every first round in Main Show.

Bots have an average skill and qualify frequently but never proceed to the next round. Effectively they are taking away qualification spots from less skilled players and indirectly reducing the qualification percentage.

There is a fixed pool of player names that bots can use. This player name pool is the same as for Fortnite.

Besides their names, bots can be identified by looking at their player banner while spectating, because they can use unreleased Banners and Nicknames. On PC they can also be identified by the PC platform icon Platform-desktop.png next to their player names. The PC platform icon does not show up for other PC players, only for bots.


  • Bots are also referred to as toms in the game files
  • https://unity.com/case-study/mediatonic-fall-guys
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