EA just released its chaotic and fun new multiplayer dodgeball game, Knockout City, on May 21, and before launch, had come up with a special promotion: the full game would be free to play until May 30, after which you could pay $19.99 on the platform of your choice if you wanted to keep playing. (It’s also included with an EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.)
But on Sunday, EA and developer Velan Studios announced that even if you missed that window to try Knockout City without paying for it, you can still try it out without dropping a cent: the game is now free to try until you level up your “Street Rank” (Knockout City’s take on Fortnitelike battle pass) to 25.
Block Party is over, but new players of Knockout City can still fight for free!
If your friends just join us, they can play for free and level up to Street Rank 25 before purchasing the game. That’s also enough playing time to teach them to pass the ball. pic.twitter.com/aWjPjKS0ES
— Knockout City (@knockoutcity) May 30, 2021
That level cap should give you a few hours of playtime to try Knockout City for yourself and decide if you want to pay full price for it. And I recommend you give the game a try – I was impressed with how well it captures the feeling of playing dodgeball.
Knockout City is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch, and offers crossplay multiplayer meaning you can play with your friends no matter what platform they’re on.