Fall Guys Cheaters Are Using Hacks To Wreck The Game
Bubblegum battle royale Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout continues to be a massive success, with over 2 million fans enjoying it on Steam alone but, it seems, not everyone is playing the game fairly. Fall Guys had over 1.5 million players in just 24h and became the top 5 most played games on Steam with over 100k concurrent players. Being played by some of the big streamers like xQc, Lirik, and others Fall Guys also blew up on Twitch as well.
With so many players coming in, it also lured some significant amount of players who prefer to cheat in order to gain some competitive advantages by ruining other players’ experience.
Uploaded & cortesy by Julien D, we can see a cheater burst through the map in the Slime Climb mini-game:
It’s not an isolated occurrence. There are more clips of similar hacks floating around on social media, presumably from the PC version of the game, where hacks are easier to implement. Most of the time these hackers in Fall Guys will have some sort of speed hack that gives them unfair movement speed advantages over other players. They will also have some weird running patterns and a lot of players are describing them as if they are being pulled around by a string than actually running.
— Cinder (@CinderSlash) August 9, 2020
I dont get why people would cheat in a game like Fall Guys…. pic.twitter.com/Khrog0fjs6
— SkyNexus (@_SkyNexus) August 9, 2020
Many streamers have also encountered cheaters on their stream. Twitch streamer BladeLMAO recorded a hilarious clip where the hacker just straight up used speed hack and completed the task way before everyone barely moved. Streamer ConnorEatsPants also encountered a hacker in the Tail Tag minigame, but this time he absolutely outsmarted the cheater to grab his win at the very end.
We're aware of the speedhackers and are working on it 👌
Thanks for reporting them!
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) August 9, 2020
Developer Mediatonic said that it is working on a fix that will hopefully hit the game “soon.” A representative for the developer added, “Cheating takes away from everyone’s enjoyment of the game.” In the meantime, the battle royale developer encourages people to report hackers.
Although there is still no report option in-game, on Fall Guys’ subreddit mods have opened up a report post where players can complain about hackers. But for now, the best way to report hackers is by reporting them directly via the Fall Guys Discord server. And if the hackers continue ruining players’ experience, it is very likely that Mediatonic will add a dedicated report option in-game very soon.