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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Fall Guys:Ultimate Knockout is a multi-player game where players must navigate through different obstacle courses and levels while competing against up to 59 other gamers. To win, players must stop themselves from being eliminated and remain the last person in the game. It is available to download on PC and PlayStation 4.

3+

Official age rating

7+

Net Aware age recommendation

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Overall safety rating:

Our overall rating for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Good

The game has a PEGI rating of three which means it is considered safe for all age groups. It does contain some cartoon violence like players bumping into each other and falling over.

There’s no way to chat with other people on Fall Guys but some kids might use other messaging platforms like Discord to talk to other people about the game.

We think Fall Guys is suitable for children over the of age 7.

Safety features

Fall Guys doesn’t offer any parental controls as you’re not asked to publicly share any personal information and there’s no chat function.

Once the first few levels of the game have been completed, you’re given access to customised ‘emotes’ which can make your avatar do certain actions like wave and jump. These actions can’t be directed at any particular player.

Privacy & location

When you download the game, you’re given a random unidentifiable username which keeps you anonymous from other players.

Fall Guys doesn’t share your location.

We recommend reading Fall Guy’s Privacy Policy for more information on the data they collect from you and how they use it.

Reporting & blocking

As there’s no way to chat to other people on the game, Fall Guys doesn’t have any reporting and blocking features in place.

If your child is playing with someone they don’t like, they will need to exit the game and start again.

Content

The game has a PEGI rating of 3 meaning that it is suitable for all ages. It does contain some mild cartoon violence like people being pushed over by obstacles and bumping into other players.

02 Guru Top Tip

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Agree some rules around gaming

Agree rules with your child about which games are safe to play, who they can play with, where they can use their devices at home or how long they can play for.

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Top tips for staying safe

Sitting down with your child and exploring their favourite app or game is a great way for you to learn more about what they like to do online.

You can ask them why they like to use an app or play certain games, as well as who they’re talking to and what sorts of things they’re sharing.

You can also read our Net Aware reviews for tips on how to keep kids safe on popular apps, sites and games.

Gaming is a fun way for kids to relax and stay entertained outside of school but it’s important to agree rules to keep them safe while gaming. These could include which games are safe to play, who they can play with, where they can use their devices at home or how long they can play for.

For example, you might agree they can play in the main family rooms at the weekends with their school friends. Different rules will work for different families but often work best when agreed together. That way your child can share things like how long each game lasts which is helpful to know when agreeing time limits.

It can help to write down any new rules together as a family so you can come back to them later. You could use our family agreement to get you started.

PlayStation 4 has information on parental controls that can help you manage how long your child spends on the app that you might want to explore.

 

Whilst you can’t talk to people directly in Fall Guys, you might want to ask your child if they’re using any other messaging apps or online forums to chat with people about the game.

Messaging app Discord has a popular Fall Guys forum that players can go to share tips, feedback and discuss new updates. These types of forums are normally moderated to stop inappropriate comments, videos and images from being shared but your child could still come across something that upsets them.  

Talk to them about what they’re sharing on these types of apps and remind them to never give away personal information such as location or links to other social media accounts

If you decide it’s ok for them to be on forums like this, remind them that conversations should only be about the game. Tell them if someone starts asking them other questions or suggests they speak using another app like Snapchat or Instagram they should tell you.

Explain that you understand the internet is a great place to play, create, learn and connect. But remind them they can talk to you if anything upsets or worries them.

Reassure them that you won’t overreact – you’re just looking out for them.

It’s important to remind your child that they can talk you, another adult they trust, like a teacher, or Childline about anything they see online.

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Talking to your child

Having open, regular conversations with your child will help you to really understand and explore the online world together. Our tips and advice can help you start these conversations.

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