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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout to Get Ratchet & Clank Collab on July 26

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout to Get Ratchet & Clank Collab on July 26 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 July 2021 / 1,915 Views

Developer Mediatonic announced Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will add Ratchet & Clank-themed costumes and rewards on July 26. 

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is available now for the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. A release on the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch are planned for later this year. 

View a trailer of the Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and Ratchet & Clank collaboration below:

Here is an overview of the collaboration:

Bringing Ratchet and Clank to the Blunderdome

When picking characters for a Fall Guys collaboration, one of the defining factors is asking ourselves; “do we think this is cool?” We’re huge gaming fans as well as artists, so if there’s not passion behind the selection, we’re never going to get the great results Fall Guys players deserve.

​​As soon as the possibility of crafting both Ratchet and Clank in bean form came up, the decision was never in doubt; we all wanted to do it! On a personal level as lead artist, Ratchet and Clank are a genuine benchmark. The games they star in show such ambition and the art direction has always left me astounded. As characters, they are instantly recognisable and appealing, so it immediately felt like a great opportunity.

Hyped as we were, bringing Ratchet and Clank costumes to Fall Guys presented our Art Team with a classic design conundrum. How do you take iconic characters and wrap them around a little bean so that they feel like a Fall Guy, but are also suitably true to the source material?

How do you craft a Lombax bean?!

Luckily, we’re getting pretty well practiced at this with multiple Fall Guys costume collaborations under our belts and have a core set of rules to abide by. These inform how much of the base Fall Guy has to remain visible and crucially, how the costume can be divided into Upper and Lower parts to combine with other costumes (safe to say, we absolutely love seeing players’ surreal, creative costume combos!)

Once these limits are established, we start with our first concepts, testing shapes and experimenting with the details we need to include that will truly showcase the essence of characters like Ratchet and Clank. It’s an intricate process to make sure the likes of Ratchet’s archetypal Lombax ears and Clank’s chunky robotic features look just right for the Blunderdome! There’s a bit of back and forth between our artists and the lovely team at Insomniac Games, as we collaboratively work to agree on designs that we can both be proud of (they’re super cool, so that part is really easy!)

We then move these concepts onto our super talented 3D team to get the game models going and after a bit more back and forth…here we are! Two awesome costumes and an array of cosmetic treats that we believe combine the spirit and iconic look of Ratchet and Clank, through the filter of our silly and slightly clumsy Fall Guys. We absolutely cannot wait for you to grab them for yourselves! Here’s how…

Teleport to Ratchet and Clank Limited Time Events!

This interdimensional crossover will see Fall Guys players issued with special challenges from the galaxy’s most stupendous duo in two rocket-fuelled Limited Time Events. These will have you racing against the clock to unlock a dazzling array of both Ratchet and Clank costumes, banners, emotes and other cosmic cosmetic treats!

Ratchet Limited Time Event will be dropping July 26 – August 1

The Ratchet Limited Time Event brings a whole week of special Challenges from the hot-shot heroic Lombax, with the exclusive opportunity to unlock.

  • Ratchet Banner: 600 points
  • Lombax Pattern: 1000 points
  • Ratchet Costume (Lower): 1600 points
  • Groovitron Emote: 2000 points
  • Ratchet Costume (Upper): 3200 points

Clank Limited Time Event is set to stumble on August 6 – 15

Clank brings a new set of challenges and oodles of exclusive futuristic rewards for players to get their hands on, featuring…

  • Clank Banner: 600 points
  • Clank Pattern: 1000 points
  • Clank Costume (Lower): 1600 points
  • Clank’s Laugh Emote: 2000 points
  • Clank Costume (Upper): 3200 points

Plus, if you complete both events, you’ll obtain an ultra-special banner featuring the new Lombax Resistance fighter, Rivet!

Dive into Fall Guys Season 5!

Limited Time Events are just one facet of Fall Guys’ Season 5 jungle adventure. This major update drenches the Blunderdome with glistening pools, tropical Penguins and even a mysterious Lost Temple to explore, spread across multiple dazzling new Rounds packed with fresh mechanics and our signature ridiculous obstacles.

Stumble in now for…

  • Six new Rounds – From rambunctious rhinos to multiple perilous paths to expanding frogs, we’ve got half a dozen new Rounds to test your bean dexterity!
  • Squad goals – Jump in with pals to take on the Blunderdome including limited time Duos and Trios shows.
  • Costumes – Oodles of new looks for the most fashionable (or outrageous!) beans.
  • Even more Limited Time Events – More chances to take on special challenges and unlock unique goodies.
  • Smoother stumbles – Numerous fixes and improvements for an optimal tumbling experience.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
SuperNintend0rk (on 22 July 2021)

It's weird they didn't do this collab when the game came out. How many people still play Fall Guys anyway?

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twintail SuperNintend0rk (on 22 July 2021)

The timing of the collab makes a lot more sense close to the release of Ratchet PS5. Seems the game is active enough to be on season 5. Which is good to hear.

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SuperNintend0rk twintail (on 22 July 2021)

It came out a month and a half ago though. You'd think they would've done it closer to release.

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twintail SuperNintend0rk (on 23 July 2021)

not necessarily. Released now is practically post-release marketing for Ratchet 5, and a potential 6 weeks worth of players to jump into Fall Guys.

But yeah, could've worked closer to launch too

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SuperNintend0rk twintail (on 23 July 2021)

Post-release marketing? That's an interesting idea. Cyberpunk sure could use it lol

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 23 July 2021)

Fall guys still have a healthy player base!
Hopefully this entice players to go back playing? Well Sony/ratchet fans would haha

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