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Now that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has finally been released for Xbox consoles and the Nintendo Switch, fans who previously didn’t have access to it have been flocking to the free-to-play Wipeout-like to see the game that captured the hearts of PlayStation owners in the summer of 2020.
What many fans have come to find after starting the game for the first time, however, is that Fall Guys, while easy to pick up and play, is fairly difficult to actually win. With multiple challenging stages standing between the 60 players at the start of a match and victory, knowing what to expect when encountering a stage can give players a major advantage so that they aren’t figuring out how to play on the fly. Use the tips below to win one of the final elimination challenges, Hex-A-Gone.
Hex-A-Gone Rules and Objectives
The goal of Hex-A-Gone is extremely straightforward: be the last bean standing on the platforms and you’ll be crowned the winner of the match. The tricky part, however, is that the floor is broken up into hundreds of hexagonal tiles that disappear immediately after the player steps on them making the playing field smaller and smaller with each passing second. If you fall through the floor, you’ll be met with another floor and so on until you reach the pink ocean below.
Hex-A-Gone is always a final elimination stage meaning that it’ll only be queued up when there are less than 10 players left. While it’s certainly exciting to get so close to victory, make sure to stay calm and keep the tips below in mind as you try to be the last bean standing.
Hex-A-Gone Tips and Tricks
The general objective of the game is to stay on as high a platform as you possibly can, but unless everyone drops off the map in the first few seconds, you’re going to eventually fall. The best way to secure success in Hex-A-Gone is to plan when and where you’re going to fall so that you can safely land on the next platform below and not skip a few floors putting you in a poor position.
In order to plan your falls, you’ll need to keep track of the areas you have access to. If you’re on an isolated island, ride it out as long as you can keeping note of where the best places to fall are underneath you. To do this, make sure to keep moving forward while being careful to only step on one tile at a time. Once you’ve gotten to the edge of your floor, turn to the left or right and then head back straight to the opposite end of the floor. Keep doing this until you’re out of options and then jump to the safety of the floor below you or take a risk and jump to another island section.
Jumping across empty spaces is risky, but it’ll be essential if you’re going to master Hex-A-Gone. Often, you’ll be needing to jump from tile to tile if you want to get to larger, safer islands. Sometimes, there are gaps that look a little too far to be able to jump to, however, if you dive after jumping, you’ll be able to nearly double the distance you can reach. Be warned, diving is the riskiest thing you can do for two reasons: if you miss you’ll be quickly shooting downward without much control over where you land, but if you do make it, you’ll need to wait a second for your bean to stand back up. If you can master diving, you’ll be winning Hex-A-Gone in no time, but there are inherent risks to it that make it a tricky strategy to recommend.
If you’ve truly got diving down to a science, then consider jumping to the different starting platforms on the highest section of the map. There are always more tiles than there are participants, so there’s a little bit of safety at the very start of the level that many other players will likely be missing out on. Be careful, however, because one wrong move and you can be falling down multiple floors and put in a poor position.