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.
Players are uploading clips where it appears that some people are using speed hacks that allow them to completely outrun the competition. In the clip below, uploaded by Julien D, we can see a cheater burst through the map in the Slime Climb mini-game, whereas the rest of the players are barely stumbling through the starting area.
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.
There is also a type of hack that allows players to just fly over obstacles, like so:
Report Door has reached out to developer Mediatonic and will update this post should we hear back. On Twitter, Mediatonic has said it is aware of the problem and will be dealing with it soon. In the meantime, the battle royale developer encourages people to report hackers.
We’re aware of the speedhackers and are working on it
Thanks for reporting them!
— Fall Guys (@FallGuysGame) August 9, 2020
It’s worth noting, though, that hacks can’t ensure that you’ll win the game, as there’s still elements of randomness that you can’t control. Sometimes, though, hackers get cocky and try to gloat at the finish line — which means that other players can give them some sweet, sweet comeuppance.