Mediatonic, the developer behind the popular battle royale Fall Guys, had an unusual way of dealing with cheaters. They were sending them to “Cheater Island” to play against each other. But Mediatonic has since removed it.
In a recent tweet on the Fall Guys Twitter account, they admitted to such an existence of this island. “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.”
They continued on saying after they confirmed their cheat detection was working, they “secretly launched” Cheater Island.
The Fall Guys Twitter account tweeted an extremely long thread about Cheater Island, how the studio was overwhelmed by the amount of cheaters playing Fall Guys and the studio’s upcoming plans to combat all the cheating. Mediatonic has stated they will be using Fortnite’s anti-cheat in the future.
Mediatonic removed Cheater Island this week after a video of cheater-filled matches speed around social media. The Studio said those videos “made the game look bad.”