People are awful, give them a cute fluffy game full of beans stumbling over each other, a joyous riot of silliness and they still want to cheat. Mediatonic’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has a big problem with cheaters on PC and they have announced they are taking steps to tackle the problem, including the use of the same ant-cheat software used on 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![Not BeanBot]
— Fall Guys | BeanBot Activated 🤖 (@FallGuysGame) September 6, 2020
This means they will be using Easy Anti-Cheat which is owned by Epic Games and used by around 200 other titles including Apex Legends, For Honor, and Hunt: Showdown.
Last week Mediatonic announced they want to spice up the action of Fall Guys with a little bit of added randomness. Now that the game has been out for a while people should be quite familiar with the various race levels, the intricacies of See-Saw, how to jump through hoops and grab tails. To combat this they have announced they are adding Big Yeetus, a giant swingy hammer, in random locations in levels.
Mediatonic have also wrapped up a campaign to raise money for Special Effect with an auction to create a branded in-game outfit for Fall Guys. In the end this saw a combined donation of $1 million by G2 Esports, Aim Lab, and streamers Mr Beast and Ninja. Special Effect works to enable those with physical disabilities to play a wider variety of games through custom game controllers and tools like EyeMine that allows for playing with eye-control. They also work with developers to build more accessible games in the first place.
Fall Guys has been an absolute sensation for the team at developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital, with the companies revealing that they’ve sold over 2 million copies on Steam in the game’s first week. That’s before you take into account however many people have been playing via PlayStation 4, where it was free on PlayStation Plus in August. That led to some major server issues around launch, as they shored up the servers and added capacity ahead of the weekend. Thankfully things have been fairly steady since then and the team are now focussed on creating content for the medieval-themed Season 2 and beyond.
Fall Guys is out now for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.