If you’re seeing the Fall Guys “The matchmaker is currently down for maintenance whilst we add more capacity, please check back soon for updates.” error message upon boot, then you might be wondering what on earth is preventing you from playing. Helpfully, for those of you bamboozled by this “Matchmaking Down for Maintenance” message, we’ve put together this little guide as a quick explainer. Read on for everything you need to know about the Fall Guys “The matchmaker is currently down for maintenance” error fix.
How to fix the Fall Guys “The matchmaker is currently down for maintenance” error
To fix the Fall Guys “The matchmaker is currently down for maintenance” error, you simply have to wait patiently. You see, this is an error that appears when the servers are down. It isn’t anything to do with your system, be it PC or PS4, so there’s nothing that you can do to speed up the fix.
At the time of writing, Fall Guys is down for “a short period of planned maintenance.” For up to date information on when servers are going down and when you can expect them to be back up and running, the official @FallGuysOwl account is worth monitoring.
HOOT! We have a short period of planned maintenance starting soon. We'll be right back! #preparedbeef
— Fall Guys Server Owl (@FallGuysOwl) August 13, 2020
While there’s no ETA on when the servers will be back up, we’ve at least been told that it’s going to be a “short period.”
Prior to the error message showing up on the screen, we saw notice saying that the game was preparing for “increased capacity,” so perhaps this server maintenance is being used to bolster the backend, allowing more players to enjoy the game.
Stay tuned for more updates from Fall Guys. If you haven’t yet read the patch notes for the latest update, you can find them here. The changes include a number of fixes as well as a new level.