Fall Guys Featured A Cheater Island Before It Was Canned

Fall Guys is the battle royale sport we did not assume we would have liked, however it’s the one which captured our hearts anyway. With its Mario Party-style minigames and lovely (but additionally barely terrifying) jelly beans, it is simple to see why this on-line title took the crown within the gaming group. Unfortunately, like with many on-line video games, cheaters are an issue and the devs over at Mediatonic had a inventive answer for them till all of it crashed down into an enormous heap of confusion. 

While the crew is including the identical in depth anti-cheat that Fortnite makes use of within the coming weeks, the battle in opposition to hackers did not come out of nowhere. Since launch, a plethora of cheaters have taken over the battle royale sport, and the in-game anti-cheat system underwent a number of main evolutions. With the modifications made to how the devs approached anti-cheat, Mediatonic took to Twitter to disclose among the options they’ve give you up to now, together with a Cheater Island that sounded nice in idea. 

According to the studio, Cheater Island was a “magical place where cheaters could happily compete against themselves for the Cheater’s Crown.” Sounds like hilarious karma, proper? Well, positive – in idea – however it did not fairly work out that manner in actual life. 

The above Twitter thread continued into what was dubbed “the Rise and Fall of Cheater Island,” stating that they’d sufficient knowledge to detect who was dishonest, however the knowledge wasn’t translating accurately over into this created hacker limbo. Because the Cheater Island participant rely continued to learn zero regardless of the quantity of hackers rising, the crew continued to decrease the edge regarding their in-game cheat detection. 

Due to the lowered threshold in an effort to keep away from mislabeling a participant as a cheater, there weren’t sufficient gamers being detected to fill a whole Cheater Island server, that means that these caught can be caught in an infinite falling loop that’s the sport’s load display. This registered as a bug, not a characteristic, and chaos adopted. 

For any participant that “crossed the threshold,” they have been then labeled as a cheater, giving them an opportunity to see what acquired them tagged and to inform different hackers and to keep away from detection sooner or later. 

Cheaters, as soon as conscious, started to pool collectively to override this detection software. Some would discover workarounds with the family-sharing options launched into the sport, whereas others would bury themselves in a bunch of non-cheating buddies. This precipitated the dev crew to tweak their Cheater Island thresholds as soon as extra, and that gave the impression to be the ‘third time is the attraction’ second. 

Until it wasn’t. 

Many gamers appeared to search out themselves in conditions that seemed like Cheater Island with out having the ability to inform for positive. Fall Guys lovers have been taking to the Reddit boards to share clips of bizarre matches that seemed to be Cheater Island with out precise affirmation. This precipitated the sport’s boards to grow to be aflame with confusion as gamers tried to discern in the event that they have been enjoying the vanilla sport or caught in a hacker hell. 

Eventually, the confusion turned an excessive amount of and Mediatonic shut Cheater Island down for good. Now a extra conventional system is in place for these tagged as cheaters, as an alternative disabling their skill to login to the sport in any respect.

The anti-cheat detection is there at present, however it’s not doing sufficient. This is broadly obvious on Reddit and Twitter alike as increasingly more clips exhibiting velocity hackers making their manner shamelessly to the crown are being revealed. 

Luckily, there’s a huge replace coming quickly that can revamp their whole method to those who can not seem to simply play a sport usually. Coincidentally, this replace can be launching alongside a brand new characteristic referred to as the Big Yeetus, which is truthfully simply poetic at this level. 

Yeet the cheaters into the solar, simply not on Cheater Island. The replace referred to as “Big Yeetus and Anti-Cheatus” is about to reach right here within the subsequent few weeks. 

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