Despite Mediatonic’s best efforts, cheaters are still running rampant in the PC version of Fall Guys. Cheaters have been floating in the air over Jump Showdown, flying up the hill in Fall Mountain, and even growing to be three times the normal player’s size in Fall Ball. Honest players have had enough.
“I wish I could see the hacker raging at the fact that everyone turned against him, including his own team,” said Redditor Dustin1280. Players have worked together to sabotage their own teams in Egg Scramble, Fall Ball, and other team games in order to prevent the cheaters on their team from winning.
Players have been sacrificing themselves to stop cheaters since the game launched, but the number of cheaters has only grown alongside the player base. The problem has gotten so bad that some cheaters have come up with strategies to mass-eliminate players from games like See Saw.
Mediatonic announced its upcoming plans to combat cheaters on September 6. The studio said they are expanding its current detection software and adding the same anti-cheat system as Fortnite.
We're really sorry about the cheating problem!
We're expanding the current detection system this week to improve things
We also have a BIG update in the next couple of weeks that adds the same anti-cheat used by games such as Fortnite
Thanks for bearing with us!
— Fall Guys | BeanBot Activated 🤖 (@FallGuysGame) September 6, 2020
The community has been quick to point out that Mediatonic’s current system, where cheaters are supposed to be banned after one game, is not working. Some cheaters have shown off legendary skins and emotes that require more than 10 wins to purchase–meaning they’ve been playing for some time. Players hope that Mediatonic’s upcoming changes curb the amount of cheaters they see in-game on PC.