Fall Guys Season 4 officially starts today. The latest update to the ongoing battle royale platformer is a big one, adding a truckload of new levels and features. Game version 1.18 is available to download now on PlayStation 4, and the patch notes are pretty impressive.

Once you've downloaded the patch — which is just over 3GB — the game will be ready for the kick-off of Season 4. It introduces seven new futuristic-themed rounds, with new hazards and gameplay mechanics to discover. But new levels is far from the only change. Squads Mode is a brand new way to play — it lets you team up with three others and enter together. The difference in Squads is that, if one of you wins, everyone in the squad wins. Hopefully that'll make that darn Infallible Trophy a little easier to obtain.

A new currency has also been introduced — Crown Shards. Earning 60 of these will gain you one crown. It means that you don't have to rely on wins or the season rewards to get crowns, you can just save up shards instead. You can earn shards by playing Squads Mode or completing Daily Challenges — and yes, that's another new feature in this update.

In addition to all the above, lots of gameplay tweaks and fixes have been made to further optimise the game. Here's a real blessing: you'll no longer have to wait around to quit after you're eliminated. You can finally quit out at any time. There are loads of other improvements listed in the full patch notes, so check them out if you're interested.

Anyway, this is a massive update to the game — will you be checking it out? Are you still playing Fall Guys? Looking forward to making a start in Season 4? Tell us in the comments section below.

[source reddit.com]