Monday, August 31, 2020

Fall Guys: Ninja Skin Announced After Streamer Wins Charity Auction

Update: After almost two weeks Fall Guys' charity auction for a new skin has ended, and a joint donation of $1 million between G2 Esports, Aim Lab, and Streamers Ninja and Mr. Beast has won. This means Fall Guys will create a skin based on Ninja, Mr. Beast, Aim Lab, and G2 Esports which will eventually find its way into the popular battle royale. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Original Story: Fall Guys has initiated a "Battle of the Brands" bidding contest to bring themed skins to the game, in aid of UK games charity Special Effect. Announced via the Fall Guys Twitter account, the contest will run for two weeks, at which point the highest bidder will work with Mediatonic to bring a branded skin to the game. The winning donation will go to Special Effect, a charity focused on putting "fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games." You can learn more about Special Effect's mission statement here. In less than 16 hours, the donation total has already breached $100,000, with bids arriving from many high profile brands including G2 Esports, Warframe and The Sidemen. Warframe started the bidding at $20,000, opting to adapt the design of 'The Lotus' for Fall Guys if they won. YouTube brand The Sidemen later doubled Warframe's bid with a $40,000 donation, before being superseded by a number of brands overnight. The current highest bidder is G2 Esports at $130,003, who posted a concept for a Samurai-themed Fall Guy to coincide with their branding. We're sure this won't be the last bid over the next two weeks. You can check out our review of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout here, which we scored an 8, calling it a "consistent delight." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.


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