Dodgeball brawler Knockout City has already hit 2 million players

That’s a lot of dodgeballs

Velan Studios’ and EA’s multiplayer dodgeball arena game Knockout City has been having a free trial period in celebration of its launch, and it looks like a lot of people are giving it a shot.

The team announced that two million players have already hopped on to play during the “Block Party” free trial period. The trial isn’t over yet either; it’s running through May 30, after which point it will be available as a $19.99 game.

It’s also available on a lot of platforms—PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility—with cross-play and cross-progression. So basically, you’ve got the rest of this week to try out the dodgeballin’ and see if it’s something you’re into.

I hopped in over the weekend and despite my low expectations, I came away pleasantly surprised. Knockout City has some cool ideas with tense games of back-and-forth, fake-out and mind-game battles, and powered-up ball spawns reminiscent of arena shooters. It being cross-play also meant it was really easy to get everyone on and playing, and I’ll probably still be going back this week. Let us know if you tried it out and what you thought below!

Eric Van Allen