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Fall Guys: 5 Best Tips for Beginners

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Tips for Beginners

Fall Guys may appear to be a hilarious platform battle royale, which it is, but its obstacle course style mini-games play a lot tougher than they look. They often give off the impression of, “Give me the controller and I'll show you how it's done” – though that's far from the case. It will certainly take some time to learn each course and master its hindrances before you can start to see yourself in the winning group. Because of this, practice really does make perfect when it comes to Fall Guys. Having said that, there are some tricks the best players use to sneak past the competition and finish the course ahead of the crowd. And we've included them in this list of tips for beginners. Master these five techniques and you'll be dominating Fall Guys in no time.

5. Master the Dive

Tips for Beginners

One of the most important tips for beginners, which most players learn far too late, is the diving mechanic. We're sure you know how to jump (X on PlayStation/ A on Xbox) however, while you're mid-air you can also press (Square on PlayStation/ X on Xbox) and you'll dive in the direction you're facing. This button combo for PC is Spacebar + CTRL, and for Nintendo Switch is B + Y – unless you've gone ahead and altered the controls of course.

Nonetheless, the diving mechanic is one of the most important mechanics in the game. It will help you clear just a couple more feet with your jump, which can mean the difference between making it to the next platform or not. On the other hand, you can also use the diving mechanic to try and clear over crowds of players, like on the Door Dash course. Furthermore, this can be a game savior on the Ski Jump challenge, as it will help you with your timing to ensure you pass through the circles and gather points.

So, our first and most important tip for beginners is to get comfortable using the diving mechanic. You'd be surprised by how effective it can be.

4. Utilize Grabbing

Tips for Beginners

It may be a bit of a cheese mechanic that most players hate, but grabbing other players has many benefits in Fall Guys. The tail-tag and holding-the-penguin game are the first and most obvious ones. As you have to exhaust the grabbing mechanic in order free these time-sensitive items out of other players' hands. However, when it comes to team battle-royale matches in Fall Guys, grabbing can pay huge dividends for your squad if someone is willing to be a team player.

Most mini-games a part of Fall Guy's four-player battle royale really only require two or three of your team members to succeed. That's why you can allocate one player to be a “harasser” of sorts by grabbing the enemy players and preventing them from completing the course or gathering points. It's a strategy you've most likely come across if you've played the squads and it's a really effective one. Because if done well, most players will get aggravated and start chasing you around. Just take it with a grain of salt, as bad karma in Fall Guys is most definitely a thing.

3. Time Your Jumps and Moves

Tips for Beginners

It's very common for beginner Fall Guys players to just storm through the course as fast as possible. While that is essentially your aim with most levels, sometimes barreling head-first through every obstacle isn't always the quickest way through. Most of the obstacles can be completed on your first try, so long you take a half-second to make sure you're timing is right. That's why one of the best tips for beginners of Fall Guys, is to learn how to time your jumps and moves.

You can check your timing by simply doing a quick 180 or 360. Then proceeding through once you see a window of opening. This may feel slower in the moment, however, it's much faster than tumbling down to the lower level obstacles or having to run back to the start of one. It can be quite difficult to remind yourself to do this since you'll be playing with so much angst. However, if you can notice you're not going to make it ahead of time, be sure to check yourself with a quick stop and reset your timing.

2. Slow Thing's Down

Tips for Beginners

This tip stems off the last one, but some courses aren't meant to be raced through. In fact, certain courses are designed to be played more slowly, which will enable you to finish them more quickly. Exactly designed to trick those players who strap on their plus-ten boots of speed and let it rip every level. Some good examples of when you want to play it slow are the survival courses, like Tail Tag, Stompin Ground, and Hex-A-Terrestial. Or the Hunt courses like Ski Fall and Penguin Pool Party.

A perfect example can be found in the Crown game, Hex-A-Gone. The whole point of this final course is to be the last person standing on one of the hexagon-layered platforms. Most of the time, players just tend to run like crazy, eliminating hexagon tiles left right, and center. This can quickly lead to them running out of tiles to stand on. While other players jump from tile to tile, rather than run, buying themselves more time. So as fast-paced as Fall Guys may play at times, one of the best tips for beginners is to just take it slow.

1. Spectate

We said at the beginning of this Fall Guys tips for beginners guide that practice makes perfect and that's true. The more you familiarize yourself with each course, its obstacles, and how to tackle them, the more prepared you'll be the next time you face it. Muscle memory I believe it's called. That's why it may sound dumb, but spectating can be your best friend in practice. As essentially, you can learn from other players who've made it further than you.

Evidently, you can bet they also effectively use all of the tips we mentioned here. By spectating, you can see players using them in action. Consequently, this will teach you when's the best time to use them. The other pay-off of spectating is you can learn the little shortcuts of each course, as they all have some. And the players who win the most often, know exactly what those are. So keep your eye out on your competition, because you could learn a thing or two.

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our tips for beginners? Are there other tips for Fall Guys you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.