Newcomer battle royale game “Fall Guys” is mimicking “Fortnite”

  • The creators of “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout” on Sunday apologized to players for the number of cheaters that have been hacking their way through the game.
  • “Fall Guys” announced it has a new update in the works that incorporates the same anti-cheat software used by “Fortnite.”
  • Epic Games, the studio behind “Fortnite,” uses two sets of anti-cheat software, one of which it owns and licenses out to other games. 
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Newcomer battle royale game “Fall Guys” is mimicking “Fortnite” to help weed out cheaters.

“Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout” came out on August 7, and quickly racked up 7 million downloads on PC gaming storefront Steam as well as becoming the v buck generator most-downloaded game ever on PlayStation’s PS Plus service. The game format is a battle royale where groups of 60 people compete together in a virtual obstacle course, each controlling a jellybean-like avatar.

With its meteoric success it appears “Fall Guys” has run into a problem with cheating, with some players finding hacks to make their jellybeans run faster and jump higher.

“We’re really sorry about the cheating problem!” the official account for “Fall Guys” tweeted on Sunday, not giving details on how pervasive the problem was in the game.

The tweet promised that the game is strengthening its cheating-detection systems this week.