Fall guys: ultimate knockout, has become a worldwide success. Today, mediatonic said on twitter that dealing with cheaters is a top priority” and that while its software automatically detects and blocks cheaters after a match ends, it’s working to take more immediate action.” no multiplayer game will ever be able to completely eliminate hackers, but perhaps someday, we’ll get to live in a utopian future in which fall guys players no longer have to wholesomely work together and can instead put their full energies into ruthlessly trampling on and clawing at each other, as nature intended.
The uk-based studio mediatonic launched the title on august 4 and subsequently fall guys free kudos server issues on steam due to its staggering 2 million player login during its debut week however, like many multiplayer games, players found ways to clip into walls, float, and run faster in order to gain an unfair advantage in competitive mini-games.
It’s not clear what sort of anti-cheat system fall guys has, and there may not be one in place at all: the game doesn’t have a built-in reporting feature so players who encounter cheaters are encouraged to report them on the fall guys discord developers aren’t responding to individual messages as far as I can tell (I’m in the “Report hackers” channel now, and there are a lot of complaints coming in) but mediatonic is aware of the problems and told polygon that it hopes to have some sort of fix in place soon.
Before the loophole was closed, steam players were able to buy fall guys on a primary account and then share the game with a newly created, free “Burner” account using steam’s longstanding family sharing program if and when the burner account was banned after cheating was detected, the process could be repeated ad infinitum without the need to repurchase the game on a new account.
The fall guys sales came in at two million for its first week on steam, which isn’t too shabby at all. Since the cute bumble royale stumbled on the scene recently, some players have taken to using cheats and exploits to snag victories. Over the weekend, a clip of a cheater captured by streamer teosgame went viral, perhaps prompting this response from mediatonic while also demonstrating how players can team up to deal with cheaters for the time being.