How to install Fall Guys on Linux with multiplayer support
Fall Guys is an online multiplayer game featuring an obstacle course-style battle royale concept. The lack of Easy Anti-Cheat support has always been a huge impediment to successful multiplayer gaming on Linux. But with Easy Anti-Cheat now compatible with Linux, players can now play their favorite online multiplayer games, including Fall Guys, with other gamers over the Internet.
So let’s see how you can install Fall Guys on Linux with working multiplayer support.
Step 1: Claim and Install Fall Guys from the Epic Games Store
To get started, go to Fall Guys Epic Games Store Page and add the game to your library by clicking Obtain.
Epic Games will now ask you to log in to your account. Enter your account credentials to log in. For those who don’t have an Epic Games account, you can create one by clicking Register. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your account.
Once logged in, you will be redirected to the order page. Click on To order to finalize the transaction.
Install Hero Games Launcher
The next step is to install the hero games launcher on your system. If you are using a Debian-based distro like Ubuntu, you can download the official Heroic DEB file from the GitHub Releases page.
To download: Heroic Games Launcher
Use the dpkg command to manually install the package on your system:
sudo dpkg -i heroic_*.deb
You can also download the heroic AppImage from the GitHub releases page if you want. To run the program, first grant execute permissions to the downloaded file using the chmod command:
sudo chmod +x ~/Downloads/heroic_*.AppImage
Then double-click the downloaded file to launch Heroic.
Use Yay to install Heroic on Arch-based distributions like Manjaro Linux:
yay -S heroic-games-launcher-bin
Flatpak users can download the launcher by running:
flatpak install flathub com.heroicgameslauncher.hgl
Download Fall Guys on Linux with Heroic
After installation, launch Heroic from the Applications menu or by entering heroic in the airport. At first glance, you’ll see an option to sign in using your Epic Games account. Select it and provide your credentials to log into your account.
Once connected, go to your games library by clicking on Library from the left sidebar. Then select Fall Guys from the list and click Install. It is recommended to continue with the default installation options.
You can configure Wine while Heroic downloads Fall Guys for you. Click on the Wine Manager option in the left sidebar and click on the To download icon next to the latest version of Wine.
Proceed to the next tabs (Wine-Lutris and Proton-GE) and repeat the process. This will save you time later because you can quickly switch between different versions of Wine if Fall Guys doesn’t launch with the default configuration. Usually almost all games work well with Proton-GE.
Once the download is complete, launch the game by clicking on the Play the game button. Heroic may prompt you to install Wine Mono and configure the Wine prefix, continue with the default configuration and click Continue Where Install.
Don’t worry if the game doesn’t launch now. There are still a lot of configurations left at this point. Even if you manage to get the game running, you will not be able to get past the main menu and play the game. Proceed to the next step to configure Easy Anti-Cheat.
Step 2: Configure Easy Anti-Cheat for Fall Guys
The game files you downloaded from Epic Games contain the libraries necessary for Easy Anti-Cheat to work. But to make sure it works properly, you need to change the directory it currently resides in.
Navigate to the /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/FallGuys/EasyAntiCheat directory and copy the easyanticheat_x64.so in the /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/FallGuys/FallGuys_client_game_Data/Plugins/x86_64/ directory. This one-liner will make things much easier:
sudo cp /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/FallGuys/EasyAntiCheat/easyanticheat_x64.so /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/FallGuys/FallGuys_client_game_Data/Plugins/x86_64/
Next, edit the /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/FallGuys/FallGuys_client.ini file using your text editor of choice. For the demonstration, we will use nano:
sudo nano /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/FallGuys/FallGuys_client.ini
Change the first line to read:
Save the file to finalize the Easy Anti-Cheat configurations.
Step 3: Install Steam and Heroic Bash Launcher
Then you need to install Steam and Heroic Bash Launcher to continue. Heroic Bash Launcher is a nifty utility used to add Epic Games titles to your Steam library. But before proceeding, make sure you have linked your Epic Games account and your Steam account together.
The Steam client is available on the official repositories of all major Linux distributions and you can easily download it using the default package manager. Arch Linux users can follow this detailed guide on installing Steam. Once downloaded, log in to your Steam account and stay logged in.
Heroic Bash Launcher Configurations
Next, download the Heroic Bash Launcher archive from the official GitHub releases page.
To download: Heroic Blow Thrower
Extract the downloaded ZIP file and move the extracted folder to /home/$USER/Games/Heroic. Remove the version number from the folder name for better navigation.
Browse the HeroicBashLauncher folder and run the setup.sh file as an executable. You will see a dialog indicating that the process is complete.
Configure Epic Games overlay with Legendary
To ensure you can play the game with your friends later, you need to enable the Epic Games overlay using Legendary. Start by downloading the latest version of Legendary (the first option) from the GitHub releases page.
To download: Legendary
Save the file to your Downloads folder. Navigate to the directory using the cd command and type:
Copy the “sid” value returned in the JSON response. Then, return to the terminal and paste the string to authenticate your account.
Then enter the command below to download Fall Guys. Since you have already downloaded it, the output will show a similar note.
./legendary import 0a2d9f6403244d12969e11da6713137b /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/FallGuys/
Install and activate the EOS overlay by typing the following commands one by one:
./legendary eos-overlay install
./legendary eos-overlay enable --prefix /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/Prefixes/FallGuys/pfx
Go to the directory /home/$USER/Games/Heroic/HeroicBashLauncher/GameFiles/ and modify the FallGuys_Heroic.sh file with a text editor. Search for “legendary” and replace the path with the downloaded legendary binary (i.e. /home/$USER/Downloads/legendary). Replace the text in the file so that it reads (notice the gray highlighted text):
Run the modified Fall Guys launch script to test if it works correctly and if the game runs by running the script.
Added Fall Guys launch script to Steam
After verifying the launch script, return to the /HeroicBashLauncher directory and run the AddToSteam.sh script. Select fall guys when prompted and press Ok Continue.
If that doesn’t work, you can manually add the script to your Steam library by launching Steam and selecting the Add a non-Steam game option in the lower left corner.
Then browse the script and click Add selected programs Continue.
Go to your Steam library, click on the Games drop-down and check the box next to Tools. Then search Proton Easy Anti-Cheat Runtime and install it on your system.
After installing the runtime, right-click on the Fall Guys entry and select Properties. There, add the following command to the launch options:
PROTON_EAC_RUNTIME="/home/$USER/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Proton EasyAntiCheat Runtime/" %command%
Run Fall Guys on Linux
You have now successfully installed Fall Guys on your desktop. Remember that whenever you want to launch the game, you have to do it from your Steam library. Don’t worry, you will still be able to invite your Epic Games friends to the game, as we only use Steam to run the Proton Easy Anti-Cheat runtime and run the game.
You can now play Fall Guys on your Linux desktop
That’s it. Fall Guys should now work perfectly on your Linux desktop. You can also play other multiplayer titles offered by Epic Games on your computer, using similar setups.
For those who don’t like setting things up and just want something simple to relax in, consider downloading Flatpak games for Linux. They are easy to install but fun to play.