Fall Guys to use the same anti-cheat software as Fortnite
The tweet from the Fall Guys’ official Twitter handle mentioned that they were “sorry” about the cheating problem and that they were expanding the current detection system to improve things.
As a rule, once a game becomes very popular, players invariably start cheating. Super-popular Fall Guys, with over 7 million Steam sales and counting right now, has started attracting a whole lot of cheats and hacks that are starting to affect other players from enjoying the game.
The game developers behind Fall Guys, Mediatonic, promised in early August that they were working on a solution and there is finally some clarity. Mediatonic is all set to roll out a big update over the next couple of weeks that will add the same anti-cheat software to the game that's used by the likes of Fortnite.
The tweet from the Fall Guys' official Twitter handle mentioned that they were “sorry” about the cheating problem and that they were expanding the current detection system to improve things.
We're really sorry about the cheating problem!— Fall Guys | BeanBot Activated 🤖 (@FallGuysGame) September 6, 2020
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!
Fortnite-maker Epic Games had purchased Kamu back in 2018 which is a Helsinki-based company that created the Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) service. Currently, Kamu lists 124 PC games on its site that use this Easy Anti-Cheat software and by the looks of it, Fall Guys should soon join the list.
If Easy Anti-Cheat works the same way as it does on Fortnite, players will be prompted to install an EAC patch. And they will not be able to play the game until that EAC patch can be detected on your computer.
But till then, Mediatonic has said that they will be expanding their current detection system to catch cheaters in-game. This detection system throws out cheaters at the end of the round they used a cheat in and Mediatonic has tweeted that this system has helped reduce the amount of cheating already.
Dealing with cheaters is a top priority for us— Fall Guys | BeanBot Activated 🤖 (@FallGuysGame) August 24, 2020
At the moment, when a cheater is detected, they are able to finish the current show before being blocked
We are going to start taking more immediate action soon
As mentioned before: It isn't necessary to manually report cheaters
But while all these checks and balances are fine, plenty of hackers still manage to slip through undetected.
According to TechRadar, an example of this was seen during Fallmania, which was an unofficial $5,000 Fall Guys tournament that was held in late August. During the final round, the “announcers moaned when a hacker flew across the stage, wondering aloud if the four finalists had any chance of winning the crown now”. The cheater has managed to survive several rounds, without getting detected and was finally eliminated during a team game when his teammates refused to play.
Till this EAC patch is added, team games are “players' only in-game remedy” against cheaters as Mediatonic mentioned in a tweet.
In the meantime: pic.twitter.com/aAZ3ccnNlz— Fall Guys News, Memes, And More (@FallGuysNews) September 6, 2020
They encouraged gamers with cheaters on the team to refuse to play so as the cheater gets eliminated. This practice is effective for sure, but it is also frustrating for players to give up on a chance to win since they have just been unlucky enough to be paired with a cheater on their team.