Action-dodgeball game Knockout City announced that it garnered 5 million players over the past two weeks since its launch.
Knockout City was an unexpected offering from EA, coming out with no clear expectations for the game. Two weeks later, EA announced the five million-strong player base. These numbers come from a solid two million performance in only a few days.
EA gives dodgeball game permanent limited free trial
In a blog, EA detailed that they passed five million, a mere ten days after their first two million. The action-packed dodgeball game notes that the game streamed “millions” of hours too.
— Knockout City (@knockoutcity) June 3, 2021
“Since launch, we’ve seen 5 million new brawlers join us in matches, there’s been amazing— and unexpected— gameplay,” said the blog.
“Hundreds of thousands of Crews were formed, over half a billion KOs landed, millions of hours of gameplay were watched, and—dare we say it?—thousands of friendships were made along the way. Who knew you could bond over hitting one another in the face with a dodgeball?”
The game is now going to start a permanently expanded free trial after the event. On this new system, players can play for free until Street Rank 25 before needing to buy the game.
To put it into perspective, the Rank should take a good few hours of gameplay and learn the title.
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“Just like during Block Party, anyone who downloads the free trial will be able to progress in Street Rank, unlock cosmetics, and complete Daily Contracts, Season Contracts and start progressing toward getting those Career Contracts,” adds the game.
“All the customizations you unlock, progress you make, and Contracts you complete in the free trial will carry over when you purchase the full game. You will also be able to play League Play once you reach Street Rank 10. If you want to Crew Up with friends, or play Private Matches, the game will gently remind you that those features are available when you purchase the full game.”
The game will be available for two prices, including a Standard Edition at $19.99. The Deluxe Edition will sell for $29.99 and include nine Epic customizations, together with 1000 Holobux. The latter is priced separately in the Brawl Shop for $9.99.
Knockout City is available on all platforms. These will include the Playstation, Xbox, Switch, and the PC.
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