Bubblegum battle royale sport Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has had a dishonest drawback since launch, and whereas a few of these of us have been banned, developer Mediatonic not too long ago revealed that a few of these jerks turned part of a enjoyable social experiment as a substitute.
Over on Twitter, the official Fall Guys account described a now-defunct program the place cheaters had been pitted towards different cheaters. At first, Mediatonic merely watched followers who had been breaking the foundations to ensure it had sufficient information to seize the best gamers. Apparently, the devs made the edge for being tagged a cheater “really tolerant” within the hopes that some would rehabilitate their methods, however sadly, most people simply continued to cheat.
Once sufficient info was gathered, the aptly-named “Cheater Island” was spun up. The sport labored because it usually would — everybody competing for a crown — besides your rivals had been all additionally frauds who may do the unimaginable, like float above the map.
“Cheater Island had it’s own set of global servers,” the Twitter account says. “You’d need enough cheaters in your region in order to start a Cheater Island game.”
For some, this meant that their video games had been caught looking for matches with out ever progressing — there weren’t sufficient cheaters to populate the island.
“Cheaters were all falling forever and saying the game was broken,” the account continues.
And then, final week, Mediatonic says that it gathered sufficient crooks to really begin Cheater Island matches. The developer shared video of matches that it believes depict Cheater Island, nevertheless it needs to be famous it’s not totally positive — Mediatonic is definite that Cheater Island had began current, however that’s about it.
Here’s one other video that we predict is Cheater Island
The individual recording is not dishonest…
Either they did not cheat, only for the video…
Or it is a real server and a legit participant…
Either method, it makes the sport look dangerous pic.twitter.com/wxTyIA9Urr
— Fall Guys (@FallGuysRecreation) September 14, 2020
But now, Cheater Island is not any extra. As of this writing, Mediatonic says that it’s now stopping cheaters from logging in altogether, together with persevering with to enhance its anti-cheat instruments. To this finish, Fall Guys will quickly begin utilizing Epic’s Anti-Cheat options, which ought to assist enhance the state of the sport. The new protections ought to go reside with its “Big Yeetus” update, which may also randomly add a chaotic hammer to matches.
“Our cheat detection system was good… but we hadn’t expected so many players… and we had no idea the lengths that some players would go to cheat,” the account mentioned.
“We tried to create a system around ‘Honesty’… but as soon as we realised [sic] we were in an ARMS RACE we called up the experts at Epic.”