Fall Guys studio Mediatonic has revealed an unusual way of dealing with cheaters that it has since abandoned: It sent them to “Cheater Island,” where they were forced to play with other cheaters.
“At launch, we had some of our own cheat detection built into the game. We weren’t banning anyone at this point, just gathering data carefully. We wanted to be 100% sure that our cheat detection would only catch people who were legitimately cheating,” read a tweet by the official Fall Guys account. “After we confirmed that it was working–We secretly launched Fall Guys Cheater Island.”
Somebody actually uploaded this video to Reddit with the title:
“Ever played a round of Fall Mountain where all the players are cheating?”
The problem is… this LOOKS like Cheater Island but we can’t be 100% sure pic.twitter.com/byJi6r0Ykc
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) September 14, 2020
The Fall Guys Twitter account tweeted a long thread about cheater island, how the studio was overwhelmed by the amount of cheaters trying to play Fall Guys, and its upcoming plans to combat dishonest players. The UK-based studio reemphasized that it’s adding Fortnite’s anti-cheat system in the coming weeks.