Fall Guys - how to dive

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Fall Guys has taken the internet by storm, and you'll need every advantage you can find to win. Diving is key to this, and while it can take some practice to get it right, it's a versatile tool to have in your arsenal. As such, we're here to outline how to dive in Fall Guys.

In this Fall Guys guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about diving. That involves how to do it, and the precise benefits you'll encounter when you time a dive properly. It can really be the difference between progression or elimination at crucial times, so it's worth brushing up!

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How do I dive in Fall Guys?

Diving can be used to knock enemies off the map, ensure you make that crucial jump, or simply ensure you get to the crown inches ahead of another player.

While in mid-air (jump is X on PS4 or Space on PC), press the Square button on PS4 or CTRL on PC to dive in the direction you're facing. That equates to A + X on Xbox, or B + Y on Nintendo Switch.

The key benefit to diving in Fall Guys is the short jolt in speed you'll experience. It drags your character along faster than simply running and jumping, which can be very handy in tense situations. For example, if you're on a straight towards the finish line but have other contestants around you, it's a handy way to cross the line slightly ahead of your rivals. If there are very few spaces left, it can be the difference between progression or elimination.

As such, diving in Fall Guys is something you'll grow accustomed to fairly quickly. It's a great way to bridge the gap between distant obstacles, or to get the edge on rivals hot on your heels.

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The original version of this guide was written by Lloyd Coombes, with updates by Luke Hinton.

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